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Dustin Wall Wow, what a great session between these two titans. Expect the unexpected, as these two find some extraordinary landscapes in this a beautiful, diverse set. Every track is a journey. This is great, just put the headphones on and go. Favorite track: Bronce.
Frank Hadlich
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Frank Hadlich What a great album, could be the most recent release by Eivind Aarset, but it's not! It's the true and only Bernhard and David triggering all strings and buttons to a fantastic cosmic journey! Favorite track: Bronce.
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1.
Cosmopol 09:46
2.
In Our Days 12:14
3.
Debris Maki 11:45
4.
Topography 08:56
5.
Congested 08:34
6.
Bronce 07:25
7.
Meta Bank 06:14

about

We are pleased to announce the new release: „Cosmopol“, with the amazing Slovakian guitarist David Kollar, who worked among others with Steven Wilson, Pat Mastelotto, Fennesz, Marco Minnemann, Eivind Aarset and Arve Henriksen.

In April 2019, David came to Berlin for studio sessions and a club gig. He expressed strong musical attraction to the city, „with its lavish history, musical community and typical sound of electronic music.“ His experience in experimental and progressive rock merged with the intuitive musical fabric of Bernhard Wöstheinrich.

Before the recording sessions, they spent five days in the capital, jamming during the day and exploring the musical scenes at night. The harmony between both musicians manifested into a deeply complex, yet seamlessly flowing session. David: „I had the opportunity to absorb the energy of this amazing city. Our joint meeting is recorded musically on this album.“

After the jamming and a club gig, both artists felt ready for a final session. All tracks were recorded in a single day. They represent their experiences during these five days in Berlin’s summer. Sometimes spherical, sometimes driving, rushing or even fragile - but always dense, rebellious and diverse: like the city itself.

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A brief travelogue by David Kollar:

"I spent 5 days in Berlin.
I was looking for the cheapest accommodation. I stayed in Kreuzberg. I had no idea it was a Turkish part of town. I was afraid there would be unrest and it would not be safe for me. I went to Bernhard's house every morning. We talked about music and Bernhard showed me a part of town every day. The building in which he lives is also interesting. It has all floors painted, no elevator.

There is an artistic atmosphere in Berlin. Lots of sounds on the streets. In Berlin, in my opinion, you will not find a place where there is silence.

The whole atmosphere got on our album. When someone tells me Berlin, I imagine the sound of electronic music for 90 years. Electronically ritual and Samanic rhythm of inner freedom. Long musical forms, industrial sounds of synthesizers." ̶ David Kollar
credits
released November 6, 2020

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
David Kollar – David Kollar - guitars

Framedrums on "Topography" and "Cosmopol" by Volker Lankow

Performed by Wöstheinrich and Kollar

Recorded live in the Unsung Productions Studio, Berlin, Germany, on April 29, 2019.
Recording Engineer: Benjamin Schäfer

Produced and edited by Bernhard Wöstheinrich,
Mixed and mastered by Markus Reuter

Artwork by studioflokati.de

Photography by David Suchar www.davidsuchar.com

www.davidkollar.com

credits

released November 6, 2020

Bernhard Wostheinrich - keyboard, synthesizers, arrangements
David Kollar - guitars
photo by David Suchar

Mixed and Mastered by Markus Reuter
Produced by Bernhard Wostheinrich

Frame Drum on Cosmopol and Topography by Volker Lankov

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David Kollar Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

Kollar treats his music with a deep degree of seriousness and personal involvement, as if each and every one of his projects was not only his proverbial brain child but as if it was his actual offspring. He treats his instrument as a gateway between his complex ideas and their audible representation, the same way a sculptor treats the chisel or a painter the brush."
- ADAM BARUCH
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