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ARTIST
TITLE
Welcome Tourist
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MORR 041CD MORR 041CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/3/2003

Welcome Tourist is not just a political statement. It also is a document of growth and refinement. Despite a more instrumental approach (in the classical sense), you will still find Bernhard Fleischmann hunched over his tiny groovebox, creating the most sumptuous harmonies. On this record, however, he lets his musical talents unfold (you'll hear him on piano, drums and vibraphone) and engages the support of others, which turns the once solo artist into a band frontman. In harmony with this functional shift, the music also undergoes a change, which shines through on "Le Desir" and "Sleep," which have been previously released, but now feature new vocals by Charhizma label owner, Christof Kurzmann. Compared to Bernhard Fleischmann's earlier work, Welcome Tourist might not appear as accessible. Bursts of noise and distortion have now become as important as the trademark melodies circling through his songs. Bernhard does not want this to be seen as a (political) expression of uneasiness. Rather, it just refers to his ongoing love affair with noisy guitar bands. Working with different musicians had a direct influence on the outcome of each song. Usually, a groovebox composition by Bernhard marks the start of the mutual working process. The initial composition retreats more and more during the development of the final piece until there's nothing left but a shadow, a blurry trace, that nonetheless leaves its mark on the result.