Thursday, February 23, 2012

Micatone - Wish I Was Here (2012)

Micatone's new album, ”Wish I Was Here“, has just been completed. For the first time, singer Lisa Bassenge and her band recorded the new pieces entirely live. The recording sessions took place in a studio of their long-time friend and audio engineer Tobias Seitz, situated in the new bohemian area of Berlin - Neukölln. After three successful albums, which were recorded as part of Jazzanova's label Sonar Kollektiv in the spirit of the Berlin electronic music scene, the band is now turning to a more back- to-the-roots way of making music. This is also due to the bands constant desire to play their music live and in front of audiences. The bands members Lisa Bassenge (voc), Paul Kleber (bass), Boris Meinhold (guitar/production) and Sebastian Demmin (piano/keyboards) have all been long-time friends and their satisfaction to be on stage as much as possible and be on tour together have bonded them even stronger.! ”Wish I Was Here“ is the pure essence of Micatone; the sound is deep and mature. Already on their last album the band had started to sacrifice some of their electronic emphasis for a larger musical horizon. The music on the new album has integrated elements of soul, surf, beat and blues. Surfing Guitars, Beatles Bass, funky mono drums, Hammond organ and antique synthesizers are comple- mented by Disco style strings, Harp and French horn.

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