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ARTIST
TITLE
Doppelstern
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MONIKA 085LP MONIKA 085LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/2/2015

LP version. Includes download code. "Yes, double stars do exist. They are a reality. They appear in the firmament -- sometimes as an optical and sometimes as a physical phenomenon. Two celestial bodies, working in relation to each other, circling around each other, responding to each other. Both in a delicate balance. In the German language this rare astronomical occurrence is called a 'Doppelstern.' Yet the double stars at issue here have not fallen from the sky, even if it sometimes sounds like it. Barbara Morgenstern -- the great Berlin composer, lyricist, musician, and choir director -- has conceived them, formed them, and lets them rain down upon us like a meteor shower. Three years after her previous English-language album Sweet Silence (MONIKA 074CD, 2012), Barbara Morgenstern is in possession of a marvelous new metaphor for a shining new creative principle. The name was actually a hint from Justus Köhncke, with whom she also forms a double star... In various studios and different constellations, across continents and neighborhoods, a veritable solar system has come into existence. Let's listen into it! It shimmers. Unbelievable. So many facets. Each piece is unique due to its double star constellation. Let's call them by name: T.Raumschmiere, Hauschka, Gudrun Gut, Justus Köhncke, Corey Dargel, Lucrecia Dalt, Julia Kent, Coppé, Tonia Reeh, Richard Davis, Jacaszek. And each piece is connected to the other through Barbara Morgenstern and her songs... And as complete lyrics in collaboration with the aforementioned partner stars they shine sometimes brighter than a supernova, and other times as delicately as a firefly. Between song-craft and krautrock, electronic listening and dance-pop, an entire glittering galaxy of sounds and songs unfolds in front of us. That's Barbara Morgenstern's Doppelstern. Do not miss this celestial phenomenon." --Hans Nieswandt