Soundtag Secial # 25-2017 – Rhine-Main-Electric

Today’s Soundtag Special deals this week with musicians who live directly or near these two rivers. Water has been fascinating, inspiring, and, last but not least, connected and networked. Somehow it all comes together and mixes, takes with and flows on. We start in Mainz, go to Wiesbaden and drive towards Niederrhein. At the same time, we are heading for Cologne, Duesseldorf, Duisburg and Alpen. On this trip we meet the EK-Lounge, Wolfproject, Gerd Weyhing, Deep Imagination, Michael Brückner, THAU, Drum’N’Nibor, Wolfgang Riechmann, Kraftwerk, Detlef Keller and Mind Over Matter. Rejoice in this small musical river cruise that ends at the Rheinkilometer 778 shortly before the Ruhr arrives. Kaptain Brammi is looking forward to taking you there.

Album of the Week #25-2017 – “Apollo 13” by Wolfgang Gsell

A dramatic adventure in the history of space flights in music.
Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. The craft was launched on April 11, 1970 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, but the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module upon which the Command Module had depended. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to make makeshift repairs to the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17.
The flight passed the far side of the Moon at an altitude of 254 kilometers above the lunar surface, and 400,171 km from Earth, a spaceflight record marking the farthest humans have ever traveled from Earth. The mission was commanded by James A. Lovell with John L. “Jack” Swigert as Command Module Pilot and Fred W. Haise as Lunar Module Pilot.

Get the full album HERE

and if you like the endtitle track: “Walzing With Modul 303” by Kellerkind Berlin and you love to suport us… you can get it HERE

Album of the Week #24-2017 – “X” by Wellenfeld

“Ten” is the 10th album from Wellenfeld within 13 years. So the title is explained. In 2004 Andreas Braun & Detlef Dominiczak started making their own style of Electronic Music. Over the years the Wellenfeld-sound changed from dark electronic to symphonic opus, to some warm and relaxing beachmusic and finally back to the pure electronic style. Although the last 9 albums were different and evolving, You could ever identify that it was Wellenfeld.

The new album “Ten” was first planned for 2016 but the artists decided to take more time to implant a different and new feel. And it was worth. When I first listened to the album I thought: “Damned good”. Warm basses, intelligent arrangements, great new melodies and a very special mood. The sound was different from the past albums and they added a good portion of solo parts to the songs, which is something new for Wellenfeld. The songs on Ten are very varied and You can explore a lot of details within the sound. Some may say that Wellenfeld come of age. In my eyes they put more and more elements in one album together and they still work on finishing their own style. Everything else would be boring. So Ten sounds more focused and concentrated and definitely more of contemporary EM then ever.
Bernd Scholl

Get it here: Mellwowjet Records