Even if I had really not expected: appeared in the spring of 2010 with Herzsprung
but in fact a new studio album from Ougenweide, full 14 years after her last album Sol. Although there have always been times corresponding announcements, which never followed something concrete. Nearly a full decade, the work which go to Herzsprung, between 2000 and 2009, the fifteen tracks were recorded.
From ancient warriors are with Olaf and Frank and Stefan Wulff Casalich least three more there; for Frank Wulff unfortunately it was his last album with Ougenweide, he died in March 2010, just weeks before the release of Herzsprung. Whether it is related to the fact that practically the whole album is characterized by an elegiac mood? Although, who could have guessed? But I will not anticipate, because only the new singer Sabine Maria tear should be mentioned. It is certainly not easy to follow in the footsteps of Minne Graw (which has completely retired from the music business), but Sabine Maria tear creates brilliantly. A real find!
Musically Herzsprung is much more to the classic albums of the '70s Ougenweide-oriented than before Sol. Away with the New Age-inspired sounds with advanced electronics - artificial folk rock is back in fashion. Wherein the skirt portion remains relatively small limits! But the pieces are artfully arranged and correspond to the usual high standard Ougenweide. This by no means closes to modern sounds, but without chumming to the zeitgeist; a piece of such a sad song softly and provides the finest art pop. The instrumentation is primarily acoustic nature and includes such peculiar things like conch, Waldoline, nyckelharpa or Clarinettino. In particular, Frank Wulff an arsenal running on such strange-sounding instruments.
The lyrics are employed once again almost completely on the German language, with a couple of Old and Middle High German poems may not be missing. Some texts are based on translations of foreign poetry, so are several settings of works by the British-Italian poet Christina Rossetti case. Chance of Italian and Provençal texts are used.
With Herzsprung Ougenweide is a convincing comeback succeeded. More of that!
01 - Tritons Ruf
02 - Herzsprung
03 - Phol Ende Uuodan
04 - Ein Leis Und Traurig Lied
05 - Dy Minne
06 - Einem Lieben
07 - Uisk Flo Aftar Themo Uuatare
08 - Dansa Jojoza
09 - Lilien & Rosen
10 - Ella Mia
11 - Der Welsche Tanz
12 - Ich Sachs Eins Mals
13 - Echo
14 - Partite Amore
15 - Epilog
Sabine Maria Reiss: vocals
Frank Wulff Raven: Guitar, Flute, Krummhorn, nyckelharpa, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, monochord, Timpani, conches, Clarinettino, zither, koto, electric piano, celesta, Clavioline, bouzouki, Gemshorn, Waldoline, Mandolin, Piano, Percussion
Stefan Wulff: Bass & percussions
Olaf Casalich: Vocals & Percussion
Hinrich Dageför: Guitar, Mandolin & Kalimba
Martin Engelbach: Drums
Krzysztof Gediga: Bass Clarinet, Accordion