‘Hauch’ [de]: whispering breath, as a gentle, almost forgotten breeze.
As a ‘Hauch’ the music lays its fingers on its listeners and starts unfolding. Gradually one notices slight changes in the current of the air. Mist draws back and comes forth again, beats which never really become beats move in different directions while Herbstlaubs singing, which never is merely singing, changes colours and creates new layers over various elements of guitar, warm electronics, diverse effects and subtle filters. The more Herbstlaubs breath strokes us, the more Hauch stretches out, the more we notice how much remains unsaid.
This LP is a careful selection of earlier work, enriched by a new track and is the first vinyl release of Herbstlaub' music. Notice that this 12" is only a ‘Hauch’ (a hint) of this broader musical work. The track 'Auf einen Stern zugehen, nur dieses' was made in 2011 and released on Per Sonare. The track ‘Plenilune’, taking from the album 'Our Love Was Only Half Forgotten' seems to refer directly to this broader work.
So besides a full LP, one could listen to it as an introduction to the project federleicht.be
and an anticipation of the releases, that still have to come.
This music is a lightpad - as sound.
Released only 12", 300 pieces.
released May 28, 2014
Mastering by Rashad Becker, Dubplates & Mastering Berlin.
Photography by Jeroen Mylle.
Labelcode: FDL&OHWL#One - Federleicht.be