LP - black vinyl - in foc + 6 postcards - 7 tracks - lim. ed. of 198, hand-numbered
were times, blessed times when man had not yet lost the sense of his
connection to both Nature and the Sacred, when church bells used to be
heard across the countryside to banish approaching storms from hamlets
and villages. In our Teutonic regions, this was called “Wetterläuten” –
the “chiming away” of bad weather. Anyone who ever had the privilege of
experiencing the ecstatic and all-embracing live improvisations of
WERNER CEE (e-chin / lapsteel guitar / electronics), NORBERT GROSSMAN
(synth / church organ) and EVA KORN (gongs), will understand why the
South-German trio choose this archaic name for their project.
WETTERLÄUTEN’s atmospheric manipulations range from dreamy sunset drones
to heavy pre-storm electricity to apocalyptic orchestral deluge,
penetrating and bringing into motion the very cosmic fabric around them.
Their unmistakable sound owes much to their unusual instrumentation,
especially the combination of e-chin (an electric version of the
ancestral Chinese Guqin zither) and live electronics, and of course
Eva’s virtuosic gong playing. Understanding themselves more as a musical
concept than a band, WETTERLÄUTEN regularly involve other musicians,
especially Norwegian guitarist ALF TERJE HANA and drummer MICHAEL
HOFMANN. Reue um Reue is excessively proud to present their first ever
official release. Welcome in the eye of the cyclone.