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by Runden

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Am Rande 06:43
Mikado 04:58
Horch 02:16
Samt 06:38
Parallelen 04:59
Lasso 05:12


Runden is a collaboration by Martin Brugger, Simon Popp (both of jazz quintet Fazer), and neo-classical pianist Carlos Cipa. Their debut LP is a conceptual record reflecting on Minimal Music, Afrobeat, and Dub Techno of the late 90s/early 2000s.
While Cipa’s solo works build on clear harmonies, for the recordings of Runden he prepared the piano to make it sound like a faintly tonal percussion instrument and his mechanical patterns contrast the syncopated drum grooves of Popp and the deep and sparse basslines of Brugger.
The musicians explore, over the course of seven tracks, the concept of circular music. Each piece is based on a four-bar-motif played in a loop and varied subtly but steadily over time, creating a sense of eternal recurrence and timelessness.
This makes Runden a meditative but demanding record, that only grows with every listen.


released August 14, 2020

Recorded By Jan Krause at Mastermix Studios, Munich
Mixed By Martin Brugger
Mastered By Christoph Stickel at CS Mastering
Design By Maximilian Schachtner at Daily Dialogue


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