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 Bridge To Imla - Live @ Drone Day 2018

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:44 pm    Bridge To Imla - Live @ Drone Day 2018 Reply with quoteBack to top

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https://bridgetoimla.bandcamp.com/album/live-drone-day-wiesbaden-2018-music-for-small-audiences-vol-1

With this release, we start a mini series of concert recordings from 2018 and 2019.

First in line was our performance at the Drone Day event at a small corner of the Luisenforum (a shopping mall) in Wiesbaden. Organised by young drone artist Robert Krause, our good friend Mathias Br├╝ssel played the opening gig, and our other good friend Mathias Grassow (yes, the drone ambient pioneer!) played the closing one.

In fact, after the mid-way break, the performances were arranged in a seamless flow: HaDi Schmidt started with a solo set under his project name Imaginary Landscape, then Michael Br├╝ckner joined in, thus completing Bridge To Imla. After that set, HaDi left stage and Mathias Grassow entered, to play a track with Michael before he closed a great day of drone with his inspired solo performance.

So, only track 2 "really" is Bridge To Imla, but with one member on each of the other tracks, who's counting...?

In an article for the Russian online forum KLEM, drone artist and electronic music enthusiast Anton Shafarostov wrote:

"Drone Day - a kind of flash mob for a narrow circle of enthusiasts and fans of drone-music, whose events take place here and there around the world. The idea was conceived by Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan from Canada, who travels with her strange cultural and psychological experiences between Canada, San Francisco and Berlin. Drone Day is celebrated annually on the last Saturday of May.

This time, activists from around Frankfurt gathered in the vicinity of Frankfurt, in Wiesbaden for an intercounterfeit - to stand up, hang out and just do something on a Saturday afternoon. The venue was a kind of anti-cafe in a big mall. There were no people in the anti-caf├ę for some reason on that day, so we did not disturb anyone and were left to ourselves."

"In general, the event was actively supported by Michael Br├╝ckner, who (...) dragged Grassow there too. (...) The line-up consisted of (...): Mathias Br├╝ssel, Rudolf Krause, sleep_less (Fabienne Schulte), Imaginary Landscape, Bridge to Imla and Mathias Grassow.
Only an audience of 15 to 20 people had gathered, but the room couldn't have contained more than maybe 30 persons anyway.
But the audience was at full comfort: free drinks, upholstered furniture of various kinds, cool and good sound. Robert Krause should be thanked for all this, who (...) organized everything..."

"The results of this Drone Day, in general, can be considered successful: Robert Krause has already published a recording of his performance at his Bandcamp page, and there is every reason to believe that Grassow will not mind publishing his concert, too.
After the concert Br├╝ssel, Br├╝ckner, HaD Schmidt and even Fabienne were quite happy (...) It turned out very smoothly and nicely."


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Please note that with the download, there come six bonus tracks that were recorded during the preparations of this event (drafts and rehearsals).
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released July 3, 2020

Hans-Dieter Schmidt: synthesizer, keyboards, EWI & electronics (tracks 1 & 2)

Michael Br├╝ckner: synthesizer, keyboards & electronics (tracks 2 & 3)

Mathias Grassow: synthesizer, keyboards & electronics (track 3)

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Recorded live at the Drone Day Event at Luisenforum, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018-05-26

Mastered by HaDi Schmidt
Aural clean-up by Michael Br├╝ckner

Cover design by Michael Br├╝ckner
Event photos (CD back inlay card) by Anton Shafarostov

Liner notes quote from an article by Anton Shafarostov that can be found here (in Russian):

klem.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=18674&fbclid=IwAR1bz3iEsS8Tah7khYA3q_S4dKVhnrMg7jViZicaA6ausf8Zeej3bW8fKtk

Anton is a great drone ambient artist in his own right under the project name "Closing the Eternity", and also collaborated with Mathias Grassow - for example on this wonderful album:

mathiasgrassow.bandcamp.com/album/2016-closing-the-eternity-mathias-grassow

Mathias Grassow's solo performance of this evening is available from his Bandcamp page, too:

mathiasgrassow.bandcamp.com/album/2018-drone-day-wiesbaden-live

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:16 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Got it yesterday Michael and it's on my playlist for tomorrow. Wink

I have to say,
you've included a very generous amount of bonus material as well. Very Happy

Being a dinosaur who still likes to burn his music onto CD-R,
it actually took 3 discs.... Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:56 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« GrahamH » wrote:
Got it yesterday Michael and it's on my playlist for tomorrow. Wink

I have to say,
you've included a very generous amount of bonus material as well. Very Happy

Being a dinosaur who still likes to burn his music onto CD-R,
it actually took 3 discs.... Laughing


Thank You, Graham! Smile

Oh yes - when I was looking for the actual concert recording in the vaults of my hard disc, I found all those tracks from the preparations and rehearsals which I had forgotten about. To my surprise, most of it was quite different from what we did in the actual concert, but quite nice too - or at least not worse, either... Laughing

Everyone playing earlier on that day was doing very abstract, experimental, noisy stuff, so we unleashed our experimental dog, too... Twisted Evil

Given that, I think it's still somewhat accessible, though.

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