Trottoir – Mannheimer Hartkraut

Trottoir – Mannheimer Hartkraut

A plumber, a jazzer and a tiler are building a house. The foundations are made of ferroconcrete and thick walls of lunar rock, which are traversed with interior walls of lined layers of ebony. On the floor, tiled oranaments are alternating between creaking planks and fluffy Oriental carpets while the 70ies wallpapers are paved with golden frames, which contain hunting scenes and art noveau settings. Three musicians with a drumset, a guitar and a bass are standing in self-forgotten manner in front of the house. On a Trottoir. And they're playing the self-invented Mannheimer Hartkraut, a mixture of Krautrock, Post Rock, Space Rock and their own artistic origin.

The musical result of the three musicians has the name erste (f/m/n), contains 5 instrumental tracks and is going to be released on the 31th January of 2015 in physical form on CD (self-distribution) and on a luxury and limited hand-numbered 180-Gram Gatefold Vinyl-Edition in three different colours (available through adansoniarecords). The album was recorded in April 2014 in Mannheim at the RAMA-Tonstudio by Jens Siefert (Bülent Ceylan, AHAB, Whalerider, The Tidal Sleep), the artwork was created and designed by the Mannheim based artist Prints Of Persia (Long Distance Calling, Black Shape Of Nexus, WALL). Simultaneously, the band played an exclusive and sold out show at the Forum in Mannheim and is currently playing concerts and festivals in Germany.

Hartkraut-Player – erste (f/m/n)

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