investigation notes

 

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I’ve made this little notebook. A place to write down ideas and things you don’t want to forget. Reservoir of inspiration, sketchbook, or journal – you can make “Investigation Notes” what you want it to be.

For “Investigation Notes” I teamed-up with a regional partner for an overall climate-neutral production. We’ve exclusively used FSC certified paper, organic inks and green electricity during processing. My goal was to produce something sustainable, a longtime companion.

more info on my bandcamp page

CHRIS WEISMAN

“This guy will change your life!” That’s how Larry Goldings hipped me to Chris Weisman. Well, Larry was right.

Chris has such a vast output… eclectic, yet always unique. A singular songsmith of the highest order – nobody does what he does.
At first I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of music he has out. But that changed after I found the right entry point. For me, it was his album “Play Sharp To Me”.

Soon I couldn’t stop checking more of his albums, deeply immersing myself in his catalogue. I got so inspired that I wrote a song for him. In the credits to each of Chris’ albums on bandcamp it says “Write me”. So I did and send him my song. This was how his reply started:

This is SO SURREAL. I became very into your podcast literally in the last two days.

We started having long email conversations, hipping each other to various things. Naturally I felt the urge to get him on the podcast. Having read that he didn’t really do interviews I was hesitant to ask. But he was already sharing all this interesting stuff about his process, and somehow I felt we were already in it… Finally I asked him and he said he would be happy to do it!

For the next stage of preparation, Chris sent me ALL of his albums plus early demos. I usually know a lot of the music of the guys that I’m interviewing… but this never happened before! So when the actual day of the interview came I felt so weismaned-up … And what a great experience it was to connect with Chris. I think of this conversation as a celebration of his music and a gateway into his creative mind.

Supported by NICA artist development, a program funded by AK_Kultur und Wissenschaft_Farbig_CMYK_englisch

DESCENT (audio commentary)

Descent is the follow-up EP to my record Ascent and features the same line up: my trio buddies Robert Landfermann & Jonas Burgwinkel, guitarist Nelson Veras and me. Four previously unreleased tracks from the initial recording session. In this audio commentary I talk about the composition & recording process behind this music.

This episode was supported by NICA artist development, a program funded by
Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia