Das Rad

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Release Date:  30 August 2024

Label:  Discus Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078014623

Genres:  Rock  Experimental  

  • Description

    Improvisation based rock music in the great krautrock / psychedelic / experimental tradition, Das Rad once again refuse to stand still with this fifth release. Since recording Veer in 2023, the sublime voice of new member Peter Rophone has become fully integrated into the music, and bassist Jon Short consolidates his position by being in at the ground floor on these new pieces, forming a flexible and dynamic rhythm team with drummer Steve Dinsdale.

    All the basic tracks on this new release were recorded live in the studio, followed by the band's trademark careful editing, refinement and further orchestration of the top line music - Rophone's haunting and intimate multi tracked voice, Nick Robinson's incisive guitars, plus mood + mystery from Martin Archer's overdriven keys and multi instrumental woodwinds. This process gives the music a very organic basis without any sacrifice of complexity or variety. Improg - progressive music based in improvisational practice - in the truest sense of the word, moving from hard hitting to pure abstraction.

    Nick Robinson: guitars, mellotron
    Martin Archer: keyboards, woodwind
    Peter Rophone: voices, acoustic guitar
    Jon Short: bass, double bass
    Steve Dinsdale: drums, synthesizer

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Kindly Ones
      • 2. Look In
      • 3. Steps Out Of Line
      • 4. Lookout Later
      • 5. Dream Of Golden Sun
      • 6. One Star Away
      • 7. Dissolving In The Mirror
      • 8. Grimbling
      • 9. Lookout Again
      • 10. Funfair
      • 11. Impossible Picnic
      • 12. Warfair
      • 13. The Empress At Home