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TITLE
Atem
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LP

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BB 402LP BB 402LP
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RELEASE DATE
1/14/2022

Die Wilde Jagd is the music project of producer and songwriter Sebastian Lee Philipp. Channeling minimalist, tenebrous intensity, Die Wilde Jagd's music weaves a dense and atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy. After three studio albums, several EPs and numerous international tours and concerts, the band now releases the recording of Atem -- a composition commissioned by Roadburn Festival, premiered in April 2021 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Written for wooden organ pipes, cello, percussion and electronics. Performed by Sebastian Lee Philipp, Lih Qun Wong and Ran Levari. An audacious 45-minute trip into the depths of evolution, organism and metabolism, this piece is an exploration of the mechanism and science of breathing and its essential role in life. Philipp himself plays synthesizers and an instrument developed specifically for the performance: a wooden organ pipe construction operated with an air compressor. The composer is joined on stage by collaborators Lih Qun Wong on cello and voice, as well as Ran Levari (who has played drums in Die Wilde Jagd since 2017) on percussion. Speaking of his composition, Philipp says: "As human evolution enters new realms of reality, I find myself drawn to explore the basic essences of life: the things we are made of, that we take for granted and are, yet, still full of mystery. The parallels between breath and music are undeniable: pace, rhythm, volume and dynamic fluctuations influence us deeply. Breath is the elixir of life and the fuel for one of the most primitive vibrations: the human voice." The themes of creation and spirit within the composition are skillfully enhanced by Turkish Visual Artist Mürsel Güven. Limited 12" vinyl in an edition of only 500 copies.