MEET OLD FRIENDS
SO MANY MOODS
ZUFRIEDENHEIT IST DER WEG ZUM GLÜCK
FORCED TO FLEE MY HOMELAND
YOUR TEARS WILL DRY
Annotation for "Forced to Flee My Homeland": All sounds were exclusively achieved with the grand piano by damping individual piano strings.
Total playing time 65 minutes.
High Resolution Recording - Audiophile Mastering - High Dynamic Range! Impressive Dynamic Range 12dB (DR12)!
Audiophile Highlight of the Month - STEREO 9/2018
SOUND-TIP - AUDIO 9/2018
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About this album
This album is an emotional, passionate and profound tribute to my homeland. Yet I do not want to speak just for myself with my music. Every person has a homeland and connects with it very personal memories and feelings. Unfortunately a lot of people cannot live in their homeland or return to it at any time without any danger. The present floods of refugees speak for themselves. With regard to current events, I dedicate my compositions „FORCED TO FLEE MY HOMELAND” and “YOUR TEARS WILL DRY” to all refugees, who had to or still have to leave their homelands for various reasons.
The composition „FORCED TO FLEE MY HOMELAND“ is a very special highlight. All sounds were exclusively produced by damping inividual piano strings. Experience how exceptional a concert grand can sound …
This recording was made in the legendary MPS-Studio in Villingen/Germany with a „Bösendorfer Imperial“ grand piano which sounds wonderful. Amongst others Friedrich Gulda and Oscar Peterson recorded their much acclaimed albums here.
This audiophile high end recording was done with nearly the same recording-situation und with the same and original Neumann-Microphones like the famous recordings from Oscar Peterson and Friedrich Gulda in the 1970s and 1980s.
It was the renowned sound engineer Gerd Puchelt who recorded. Due to the special use of microphones – a combination between microphones positioned very close to the piano strings and microphones placed at a slightly larger distance from the concert grand – this authentic audiophile recording possesses both enormous richness in detail and excellent dynamics (DR12), as well as an airy transparency. The concert grand literally breathes.
Take a sound bath! It sounds wonderful!
I wish you a lot of joy and touching moments with my music.
About the pianist:
Since 1994 the pianist Martin Vatter has published numerous CD productions which were acclaimed in the music press many times. He was portrayed on Bavarian television and on Bavarian radio. His compositions are stylistically located between Keith Jarrett, Tord Gustavsen and Ludovico Einaudi, but also contain many classical elements and therefore they do not fit into any category of genre.
Experience Martin Vatter’s distinctive musical signature.
Pictures from the recording at the legendary MPS-Studio:
Picture 1: Recording situation and recording room with the legendary „Bösendorfer Imperial“ concert grand (built in 1979) at the MPS-Studio in Villingen. Microphones used: 4 x „Neumann U 87“ (3 directly above the hammers, 1 behind), 1 x „Neumann SM 69“ in the curve, 2 x „BRUEL & KJAER 4006“ as room microphones.
Picture 2:The recording does not only exist as an audio CD and a high resolution recording (24BIT / 96kHz), but also as a purely analog tape recording for a potential record pressing …
Picture 3: Pianist Martin Vatter and the famous "Bösendorfer Imperial" concert grand.