Album Title: Meander Artist: Tales from Meanderthal Catalogue no: F-IRECD67 Date of Release : due in 2014 Price: 9.99 GBP
11 tracks, 9 new compositions and 2 new arrangements in a style that often leaves the realm of what is tradionnally described as "jazz".The concept of improvising in a music that also includes large parts arranged in depth has remained. Matt’s influences and inspirations concerning rhythm often come from Africa and the Middle East, harmonies from jazz and impressionism. Matt studied film music composition, which becomes apparent in all these different atmospheres and colours that frame Meander’s music, it really is a kind of storytelling which led to the title “Tales from Meanderthal”
Matt Börgmann: guitar
Eric Durrer: percussion
Laurent Peckels: bass
Luca Sales: piano
Gilles Wagner: drums
Roby Glod: saxophone
Emmanuelle Ragot (Letzebuerger Land), September 2013
'It’s hard to describe the impression these very diverse and elaborate pieces, both in scored and improvised sequences, create for the listener
Strong structure, incredible rhythms, suggestive melodies and superb sound.
The result is a perfect synthesis of very different musical styles leading to a completely autonomous personal style.'
Secret Dances of the Monks
Pills ‘n Mushrooms
Shiva in Disguise
Ants on the Moon
All compositions by Matt Börgmann C & P 2013 Matt Börgmann except "Lonely voyage" by Eric Durrer & Luca Sales C & P 2013 Luca Sales C & P 2013. Eric Durrer and "Meanderthal (white)" by Roby Glod & Eric Durrer C & P 2013 Roby Glod, C & P 2013 Eric Durrer.
Rising Sun "JET" studio Brussels, Belgium.
Recording, mixing and mastering engineer: Géraldine Capart
Producer: Matt Börgmann
Artwork and Design: Marion Inglessi & Dora Giannopoulou
Photography: Aggela Inglessi