Federspiel is back! The Austrian iconic band, which in the last 18 years has earned a firm place in the European brass scene with its balancing act between classical brass music and sound experimentation, now presents with its new album “Albedo” a work in which the dark and light moments of the strange past months are reflected in the form of sound waves.
Anyone who already gnaws at the inevitable loneliness of the recent times and now fears melancholy here be reassured: charming lightness and irrepressible playfulness are still capitalized in shining letters at Federspiel. Thus a waltz (track 7) celebrates the invigorating feeling of regained freedom, and also the preference for folk music finds its way back in the form of Ausseer Schützentänzen (track 8).
Sometimes, however, it sounds quiet and soft, as in samtig matt (track 10) . A piece with little light and little external reflection, which opens up to the world at the end. Flow (track 02) is complete absorption and conveys the delightful feeling of this unique state.
The theme of light is central and this is also visually noticeable, where the group is recently reinforced by Christian Amstätter and Christoph Moschberger. However the band approaches the subject, the new original compositions range from atmospheric minimalism to powerful radiance; because where the night is deepest, the day is closest.
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„ALBEDO” – Federspiel will be released July 1st 2022 at o-tone music / Edel Kultur.