"Do you have these new songs on CD?" "When is your new CD ready?"
Such questions we have heard over and over again after our concerts. After one year of hard work – finally - here it is – our new CD "FREIHEIT".
We are so excited and thankful to be able to present our new album before Christmas. We hope, it will be a joy and a blessing for many during these holidays - and the years to come.
Recording, mixing and mastering again took a lot more time and energy than we expected. It's the love for the production that motivates you to work patiently – sometimes over your actual strength. We tried to keep it as simple as possible this time. But to be able to capture the atmosphere of a song sometimes takes many tries and versions. There is also very much dynamic on this album: Soft, whispering vocals on some places, loud shouting on others. A little rainmaker sound here and a heavily banged frame drum there. It was not easy to get all that dynamic on the CD. Many friends were praying for us! Thank you so much!
We already have got some very encouraging feedback on the new album. The favourite song on the CD seems to be "I Will Get Up". We also like that song a lot. The combination of Mandolin, Guitar, Tin Whistle and Vocals underlines the sensitive message. We even created a free mobilephone mp3-ringtone for download out of a phrase of that song.
We had much fun taking the cover-pics:
October was amazingly warm in Austria. We spent all of our rare free-time at the nearby Lake Laengsee and we got the fabulous idea of trying to take jumping-photos of each other there at the dock. It took more sweating and jumping around than we had thought! Without a trampoline you are not in the air that long. It was not easy to pull the trigger at the right moment. We both had to jump many times. That was good exercise and very much fun! And that way – by overcoming gravity for just a millisecond - we could capture a little taste of "Freiheit" (Freedom)!
Now one wall of our living room is covered with cardboard boxes full of "Freiheit"-CDs. We pray that each CD would have a strong impact on somebody out there!