Werkraum - Early Love Music [CD]
WERKRAUM - Early Love Music CD
CD in digipack / Ahnstern
14 progressive & traditional, psychedelic & medieval folk songs and chants of Early Love. 14 dreamy memories of the merry blue days from Early Times. together with friends of the groups CHANGES, LADY MORPHIA and STURMPERCHT.
with "Early Love Music" the German Folkmusician Axel Frank sets a surpassing milestone for the new generation of Folk artists. a year after releasing his quite Martial/Neoclassical oriented debut on COLD SPRING in 2004, Axel started to play the strings and flutes for STURMPERCHT in 2005. being heavily involved in composing several great folksongs for STURMPERCHT, Axel got "infected" by Max Percht (Sturmpercht) and found his love in late 60ies / early 70ies Psychedelic- and Progressive-Folk music. in late 2005 he released his debut in Folk music, the mCD "Kristalle" (actually not a mCD, but a small album with 6 tracks and 34 minutes), which found amazing approval under the audience and under many reviewers all over the planet. on "Kristalle" Axel was already accompanied by his fellows Nick Nedzynski (LADY MORPHIA), Nicholas Tesluk (CHANGES and PHASE II), Robert N.Taylor (CHANGES) and Antje Hoppenrath, who now again helped Axel in creating several songs and lyrics for "Early Love Music". further co-musicians on the new album were Hajü, Herr Wind and Max Percht from STURMPERCHT.
"Early Love Music" is not just a Folk album. "Early Love Music" is a quantum leap for the new Folk generation of the third millennium and an enhanced assortment of early and new Folk-styles. Progressive- and Psychedelic Folksongs mix up and alternate with British and German traditionals in the vein of early Donovan (HMS), Spirogyra, Shirley Collins, Mellow Candle, Ougenweide,... just to name a few. some songs even have a songwriter-like character, as if they were played somewhen in the mid 60ies in a dark Britanny forest by a suicidal Jackson C.Frank or Shawn Phillips. the complex arrangements and large variety of instruments even remind to The Incredible String Band and some early Acid-Folk bands. as a dot on the i, "Early Love Music" brings 2 coverversions of Donovan's ingenious fairytale "Jabberwocky" and Steeleye Span's traditional-hit "The Blacksmith". with "Song for Erik" Nicholas and Axel have created the sadest song ever sung, filling every father's eyes with a lake of tears.
"Early Love Music" comes in a highest-quality 6-side-digipack with 16-page lyric-booklet. 61 min. / 14 songs
ATTENTION! "Early Love Music" + bonus-songs will also be released as double-LP in foldout-cover + inlay in late june 2008!
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