Otis Sandsjö -sax (1-3,6)
Beat Keller – el. guitar (1-3,5,6)
Liz Kozack – digital synth (1-3,5,6)
Lucas Leidinger – piano (1-6), analog synth (1,2,6)
Oliver Potratz – el. bass (1-3, 6), double bass (4,5)
Tilo Weber -drums
Animate your repose!
Stand up and speak for yourself.
Take your responsibility.
Take a rest.
Take a deep breath.
You deserve it.
And move again.
Feel the air between your fingers.
How can you be animated and resting?
Calm down. It’s all fine. Is it? You have to run faster. Jump higher. You don’t need to sleep. You have to work harder. It’s capitalism, Baby. You are about to loose everything. Higher, faster, further.
Don’t you hear it?
A soft gaze. Vibrant visions through half closed lids. Wood is hitting metal plates. Strings are recrystallizing. The music resonates through your body.
You start to reposition yourself on the slant. You enter a world you never dreamed of.
The music took you there. Where in the sleeping world, one dreams that one is waking, slumbering along, yet lumbering on through a twisting and colored world where ones body is alive, though it is still lying on the couch.
You are listening to Animate Repose.
Welcome these musicians. They are honest. They don’t play music, they play with toys. And this sounds more like the outer space then the human earth.
But be careful. You could become another person. You could change while listening to this record. Six people are playing music. Or eight?
The vinyl is crackling and suddenly you feel at home.
It is not a contradiction, it is an inevitable impossibility in the journey of the human spirit. You are resting in one place, but you are an immovable object hurtling through space.
It is quiet again and you are thankful. Is this the lasting peace we are hoping for?
Animate Repose. The goal to free the spirit, to move while the self remains permanent.
Are you curious?
released April 1, 2016
all compositions by Tilo Weber
produced by Tilo Weber
recorded by Falko Duczmal at Scoringstage, Babelsberg in March 2015
mixed by Marck Fuck
mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
photos by Oliver Potratz
artwork by Liz Kozack
Clara Haberkamp – piano (4-6), celesta (1,6)
Andreas Lang – double bass (4-6)