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Golden Solitude

by Ritornell

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about

Karaoke Kalk's head Thorsten Lütz first met young Austrian Richard Eigner back in 2006. That was in Melbourne during the Red Bull Music Academy. They got along with each other instantly and stayed in touch. So much the more Thorsten's looking forward to the release of the experimental musician on his very own label in february 2009. Eigner's »Golden Solitude« is a collaboration with pianist and fellow countryman Roman Gerold. Eigner and Gerold had already worked together on the music for the dance performance »Urgent Appetite« by Canadian choreographer Laura Kappel.

»Golden Solitude« ranges between cheerful dance tunes and highbrow audible music. Very playful, but yet respectful, Ritornell are exploring the aesthetical achievements of the 20th century and experiment casually with bits and pieces from pop culture. With lots of flair they mix acoustical elements with electronic sounds and create an album that, even after repeated listening, preserves its shimmering on the edge between pop and avant-garde. As to the technical polish of this fresh emulsion of sounds, the duo was assisted by Patrick Pulsinger. Eigner & Gerold's subtle tracks were employed in numerous movies. Thus, amongst others, the Canadian director Bruce LaBruce used the composition »Concrete Leaves« for his melancholic zombie flick »Otto; Or, Up With Dead People«.

Richard Eigner, born in Linz in 1983, works mainly as a composer and sound-artist, but he has also contributed as a drummer to various productions, such as Patrick Wolf's album »Magic Position«. In 2005 he won the Elektronikland award for experimental electronic music. Besides quite a few other musical projects he is managing his own label, Wald Entertainment.
Roman Gerold, an awardee himself and born the same year as Eigner, has been working as a pianist for various jazz bands in Austria between 1996 and 2003. In 2002 he began studying multimedia-art in Salzburg and changed to German philology in 2006. He's composing his music freelance for theatre and film.

Live Ritornell showcase their material as a electro-acoustic trio together with Gerhard Daurer. They focus on improvisation with a very reduced instrumental set up.
While Gerhard Daurer maxes out the possibilities of his specially devised gamepad-granular-synthesizer, Roman Gerold is adding subtle melodies and vivid drones as well as processing the live-inputs of the acoustic instruments.
Richard Eigner again provides the electronic improvisations with fine acoustic rhythms and textures, playing his ride-cymbal with the use of diverse utensils such as bass bows, sizzle-chains or a toilet brush.

»Golden Solitude« provides the listener with a modern and extremely human sound experience that unites passion and irony.

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credits

released March 6, 2009

Golden Solitude Pt.1 & Pt.2:
written and produced by Richard Eigner
Breathe: Toby Laing
Saxophone: Diego Cofone
Rhodes: David Wright
Prepared Piano: Roman Gerold
Acoustic Bass: Oliver Steger
Drums: Richard Eigner

Piano, Bass recorded by Pulsinger & Ollmann at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna
Drums recorded by Pulsinger & Martin Wˆhrer at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna
Rhodes recorded by Erik Breuer at RBMA Studio, Melbourne


Emere:
written and produced by Roman Gerold

Catch & Kiss:
written and produced by Richard Eigner
Cymbals: Richard Eigner

Cymbals recorded by Pulsinger at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna


A Fancy Friendship (Richard Eigner Rework):
written by Dimitri Grimm / Dimlite
Remix Production by Richard Eigner
Vocals: Vilja Rough Luksus
Saxophone: Diego Cofone
Electric Bass: Martin Leiton
Acoustic Bass: August Engkilde
Drums: Richard Eigner

Vocals, Saxophone, Electric Bass recorded by Richard Eigner at RBMA Studio, Schmiede Hallein
Drums recorded by Pulsinger & Martin Wˆhrer at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna

Disappearing City:
written and produced by Richard Eigner
Clarinet: Tihomir TanchÈv
Cello: Stefan Susana
Rhodes: Roman Gerold
Acoustic Bass: Oliver Steger
Drums: Richard Eigner

Clarinet & Cello recorded by Richard Eigner & Roman Gerold at MMA Studio, Salzburg
Bass recorded by Pulsinger & Ollmann at Feedback Studio 1 Vienna
Drums recorded by Pulsinger & Martin Wˆhrer at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna


Naked: written and produced by Roman Gerold

Nina: written and produced by Roman Gerold

Interludium: written and produced by Roman Gerold


Concrete Leaves:
written and produced by Richard Eigner
Trumpets: Todd Simon, Toby Laing

Recorded by Todd Simon & Richard Eigner at RBMA Studio, Melbourne


Golden Solitude (Dimlite's Superloner Remix):
written by Richard Eigner
Remix Production by D. Grimm


All tracks mixed by Patrick Pulsinger, Richard Eigner & Roman Gerold at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna
Mastered by Patrick Pulsinger at Feedback Studio 1, Vienna

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