On Introducing Karl Blau, released 13th May on Bella Union, the enigmatic vocalist Karl Blau charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others.
Karl Blau is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca. He has released more than 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest labels K and knw-yr-own. Blau has also toured and recorded for years with Laura Veirs, the Microphones, Little Wings, D+, and Earth.
Air Cushion Finish is the name of an ambient/folk duo, collaboration of Jayrope and Lippstueck who released their latest album “Bleifuss” on Biesentales Records.
Jayrope’s hypnotic beats and Lippstueck’s soft, reassuring voice are sampled and layered, adding random instruments (last time a small flute and some kitchen utensils were spotted) building polyrhythms that create familiar, irremediably tribal and soothing sounds infused with humour.
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Karl Blau + Air Cushion Finish
Wednesday, 29th June 2016 | 19:00 CET
Schokoladen | Ackerstraße 169 | 10115 Berlin/Mitte