Martin Kohlstedt’s opus »Strom« is a stream of ruthless moments exposing the piano to the elements. Amid the flow of the nine pieces the composer himself slowly dissipates and enables the experience of music in its most primal dynamic. One witnesses the transformation of closeness and intimacy into vastness and force and that there is beauty to be found in everything – especially in the ephemeral. Consequently »Strom« brings forth manifold forms of itself, appearing hazy and perilous, in the next instant direct, almost playful to ultimately appear awestruck in the face of its own gravity. No distinct answers have been thought of, no measures taken, no interpretation preconceived for »Strom«. Instead you could get the feeling that Martin Kohlstedt, with this record, erected a monument in honor of intuition itself.
▶ Album “Strom” (2017) ▶ Official release date: 17th of November ▶ CD in folded Digipack with slipcase ▶ Artwork by Happy Little Accidents
NAO – 06:22 min KSY – 06:12 min DOM – 05:51 min HEA – 04:29 min TAR – 05:27 min EJA – 04:59 min AMS – 06:09 min CHA – 05:59 min JIN – 03:52 min