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D/B Recommended: Static & Andrew Pekler @ .HBC Berlin | Thursday, 01.12.2011

Static aka Hanno Leichtmann presents a live record release party for the brand new album on Karaoke Kalk “Freedom of Noise” with ensemble.

[audio:Static – Stubby Fingers.mp3]Support comes from Leichtmann’s Groupshow bandmate Andrew Pekler plus Karaoke Kalk label owner Strobocop DJing in the bar. Following the release of the last album re:talking about memories on City Center Offices in 2006, Leichtmann wanted the follow-up Static album to be something entirely different. During a festival for improvised music in Berlin, he struck upon the idea of working with free-jazz musicians, but to deploy them in a pop context.

The main collaborators for the production of Freedom of Noise were harpist Clare Cooper, the trumpet player Axel Dörner and the saxophonist Tobias Delius. In this way Leichtmann was was able to perfectly combine Static’s loop based methodology with the additional expressive possibilities of having all those guest musicians involved.

Static | Stubby Fingers

In addition to the three principle collaborators named above Leichtmann brought many more players on board to enrich the compositions. On top of  these talented instrumentalists Leichtman invited the guest vocalists David Moss and Falko Teichmann from Berlin and Yanira Castro from Madrid to sing on a number of tunes, adding to the pop element of the album.

True to the album title the recordings exude a great sense of freedom, as if the tracks were by no means forced, sounding instead as though they have have been allowed to fall into place entirely naturally and to develop into the most comfortable structure quite organically. Musically the record is extremely multifaceted ranging from moments of eclectic pop, to experimental periods of neo-folk ambient and cut-up electronica. No doubt Leichtman has succeeded in his goal of creating a new direction for Static.


Static with Ensemble & Andrew Pekler  LIVE

DJs: Strobocop (Karaoke Kalk) & Marc Knauer (Italic)

Thursday, 01 December 2011 | 21:00 CET
.HBC | Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

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