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ARTIST
TITLE
Earthling
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CCT 3013CD CCT 3013CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2007 release. When the Wet Cookies played their first live sessions in 1999, their music was raw, untreated and loud. It was pure improvisation, inspired by '70s free-funk and albums like On The Corner by Miles Davis. This not only applied to individual solos, but the music itself was created spontaneously. All they needed was a basic guideline to really "get the thing goin'." Although based on traditional jazz instrumentation, their sound was clearly influenced by electronic music and artificial, psychedelic soundscapes. As the band experimented with numerous sound processors, electronic drums and mallets, the engineering gradually became an integral part of their live performances. In order to maintain this energy on CD, their debut album, Earthling, was entirely composed and recorded live at two studio sessions in Vienna. Rooted in tradition but also heading into the future, Earthling recalls not only styles from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker or Gerry Mulligan but also elements of music like Groove Armada or St. Germain. Founders Axel Hirn (also known for his work with the dub combo Noiseshaper) and Bjoern Klein set out to make not just another nu-jazz album with some jazzy flavors over contemporary dance music, but to create an original piece of music that is entirely based on improvisation.