Axel Schultheiss – On Wings (2009) [LinnRecords 24-44.1]

Axel Schultheiss – On Wings (2009)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 53:00 minutes | 500 MB
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This is music which crosses boundaries far beyond stylistic categories and popular stereotypes –dynamic soundtrips, born out of silence, and woven from layers and loops of virtuoso steel string guitar.
During the first sounds it becomes clear – this music is different. This is music which crosses boundaries far beyond stylistic categories and popular stereotypes – dynamic soundtrips, born out of silence. Rhythmic energy, explosive dynamics, percussive attacks, spheric soundscapes and long melodic lines are striking characteristics of a highly individual musical cosmos which is highly evocative and mesmerizing.

Axel Schultheiss found his own musical language, in which content and expression are the most important ingredients, despite all of his virtuosity. He takes the listener into a different world – fascinating and full of magic moments. The press attests him to have “the courage to go his own way” and speaks of “hypnotic swirls of sound”, “whirring sound spaces”,”magic moments” and of “breaking up technical boundaries”.

“The guitar is one of the most popular instruments of our times; the acoustic steel-string guitar is not to expected to produce new and unheard sounds. But this is what Axel Schultheiss managed to do. This German musician succeeds in producing spheric soundscapes of glittering vastness and all of a sudden the title of the CD and its music are one: on wings – for lifting up and dreaming.”
Martin Frischknecht, Spuren


1.Melody 02:48
2.Morning Call 03:22
3.Magic Hour 04:04
4.Koan 1 01:31
5.Koan 2 01:14
6.Summer’s End 06:38
7.Emotions 04:29
8.Sun After The Rain 04:12
9.Landscape 01:52
10.Caravan Of Thoughts 05:30
11.Koan 3 01:41
12.Sunlight Through Leavage 01:53
13.On Wings 06:14
14.Plain Sea 07:46



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