Imagine the piano standing in a glade, surrounded by lush forests as a natural resonating body. All of this is part of a bigger picture with the piano and its player embedded in it, simultaneously in dialogue with this ever changing world we’re all part of. No sound exists in a vacuum, every note has and creates context.
For those who have followed Martin Kohlstedt’s work, FLUR will feel like a breaking point. All the structures he has built and refined over the years – avant-garde arrangements and complex experimental systems – simply collapse. What’s left, however, is fundamental. Closer to his first solo piano albums TAG and NACHT, FLUR is still not a return to his roots entirely. With the album, Martin has created a new vocabulary and a fertile ground to build something anew, “this is the start of something for me,” says Martin Kohlstedt.
▶ Album “FLUR” (2020) ▶ Official release date: 27th of November 2020 ▶ CD in digipack ▶ Artwork by Happy Little Accidents ▶ Cover Painting by David Schnell
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