Preview video No.1 for the upcoming album release 'Schwere See' by Peter Prautzsch. The album will be published by Neo Ouija on March 2nd 2012.
‘Schwere See’ (Heavy Sea) is all about the sea – the second album release by Peter Prautzsch pays a mournful and triumphant tribute to the nineteenth and early twentieth century quests of oceanic and polar explorers. Its widescreen aural panorama slowly shifts from modern electronic drone to blurred melodies – a densely textured voyage build from field-recording compositions and acoustic studio recordings, equally drawing from neo-classical ambient music and mircosounds. ‘Schwere See’ is a collection of subtle movements in sound, long-stretched hymns and fragile intervals – a melancholic and cinematic scope to the monumental struggles of these early expeditions into the Arctic Ocean and the continent of Antarctica.
‘Schwere See’ has been recorded over the past two years in both Kiel and Berlin, Germany and Hvide Sande, Denmark. It’s the second album release by Peter Prautzsch following his 2007 debut ‘Vor der Stadt’. The new album features guest appearances by Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay, Luomo, Moritz von Oswald Trio) on percussion, Marc Weiser (Rechenzentrum, Zeitkratzer) on drums, Masayoshi Fujita (El Fog) on vibraphone and Friso Van Daalen on guitar.