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News of a new album from the mighty supergroup that is Cologne Tape emerged last month and we’ve been eagerly anticipating it. The collective’s last release, 2010’s Render, will be followed with Welt later this month. “A freewheeling ceremony of grand piano, synthesizers, vibraphone, organ, drums, guitar, and more”, as the press release describes, “Welt is a work of panoramic music that offers listeners entrance to a world of deeply reflective sounds and rhythms”.
The first taster of their world of sounds came in the shape of a short film featuring unreleased material. To entice us even further, Cologne Tape have let loose two tracks from the album, ‘Welt 8’ and ‘Welt 3’. Listen to both below and don’t forget to nab their album when it drops on March 31st through Magazine.
Following the release of Render in 2010, the mighty collective Cologne Tape had hinted at a new album. It’s been a long while since but we can rejoice for they have announced a brand new full-length album called Welt. Before we go any further let us tell you that this supergroup includes Magazine co-founders Daniel Ansorge (Barnt), Jens-Uwe Beyer (Popnoname), and John Harten (Crato), Ada, Jörg Burger, Philipp Janzen, Mario Katz, John Stanier of Battles and The Field’s Axel Willner. Recorded in Cologne, Welt features additional collaborations from Mexican artist Rebolledo, guitarist Burkhard Mönnich and singer Isis Lace. The record is the fruition “of a happening”, describes the press release, “during which the nine Cologne Tape members gathered in a room to play a solemn concert for themselves without a given frame”.
Welt will see the light of day on March 31st through Magazine and for a monumental taster of their world of sounds, watch this short film featuring unreleased material. A new album from Cologne Tape may have long been overdue but it will be well worth the wait.