Source: Midira Records.
JANEK SPRACHTA – GROW
Janek Sprachta is a Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist, known for his drum works in the band Siva, in which he and Nils Frahm were playing together. Three years ago Sprachta released his first solo album, mastered by his bandmate and friend Nils Frahm.
After some years of experience in making music Sprachta recorded his second solo album called “Grow”. A little masterpiece that merges sounds from ambient, modern classical, post-rock and electronic music into a 40minutes sound journey. Sprachta plays drums, guitar, piano and some other instruments creating his very own one-man-orchestra of experimental sounds (except for some cello sounds, played by Rahel Pötsch). Starting from fragile and quiet piano movements and ending up in a massive loud post-rockish sound wall.
“Grow” is one of the most not-drone-at-all albums of the Midira roster, but its mood fits perfectly into the sound cosmos of the label. The album sounds the best with a good portion of bass and middle volume on your hi-fi system, so it will take you on a smooth and warm soundtrip full of surprises.
KLEEFSTRA | BAKKER | KLEEFSTRA – DIZE
After releasing the highly acclaimed album “Moarntiids” by Piiptsjilling, the Kleefstra Brothers return to Midira with “Dize”, this time by Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra.
Anne Chris Bakker, Romke Kleefstra and Jan Kleefstra joined forces a while ago and started releasing limited collaboration albums. Their sound is a fragile construct build of guitar drones by Romke Kleefstra and Anne Chris Bakker crowned by the unmistakable voice of Jan Kleefstra. It´s the most simple sound structure in their oeuvre, but also the most effective.
Dize is a dark piece of music, taking you to a journey through the cold seaside of the north. Sounds like waves and winds create an atmosphere that gives you the creeps and on the other side you get a feeling of being safe, surrounded by the warm voice of Jan Kleefstra. The guitar sounds start with a certain motive and then they transform into a big crawling beast of wall with a forcing bass sound and swelling heights.