Label: Ana Ott
チェロ奏者としてしっかりとした教育を受けたプレイヤーであり、あのPhill Niblockの楽曲に挑んだドイツの大規模前衛ジャズバンドThe Dorfのメンバーでもある女性演奏家Emily Wittbrodt、そしてここAna Ottの関係者？と思わしきプログラミングにて作曲を行うEdis LudwigのデュオLudwig Wittbrodt。かなり幅の広い音楽性があるユニットで、楽曲毎に初期電子音楽、ドローン、クラウトロック、室内楽風と、面白い試みのエレクトロアコースティックを演っています。100部限定。
The Duo Ludwig Wittbrodt, that‘s Emily Wittbrodt on cello and Edis Ludwig on laptop and drums. The two develop a thicket of sounds and melodies that absorbs us in a completely unpretentious way and fills us with associations and warmth. Sometimes in the jungle, sometimes under water in the desert, we are reminded of the achievements of both Krautrock and Neue Musik, of early electronic music as well as Drone and Ambient.
At first glance, Emily and Edis seem to be an unequal couple. She has an academic background as a cellist, he is self-taught with his main instrument being computer and programming. She is active in Free Jazz, he drums with the rock band Düsseldorf Düsterboys. On the other hand, both have been active in the Free Improv scene in the German Rhine-Ruhr region for years - for example in ensembles such as The Dorf or Hilde (Emily) and Nasssau or Transport (Edis).
After some concerts and a first tour now is the time for the release of the group‘s debut album. Ludwig Wittbrodt will be released on cassette (yes, on real music cassette) and of course digitally. These four tracks, which evolved from a mixture of improvisation and joint composing, show the musical communication between Edis and Emily, but also the fun of combining moods, styles and instruments, which, according to our dusty listening habits, are surprising and irritating in a pleasant way.