Martin Kohlstedt creates dazzling musical pieces, tapestries of sound that grow organically from the keyboards of his piano and synthesizers. Such is the reputation that he has built in his native Germany that his forthcoming album, STRÖME (Currents), has been created in collaboration with the chorus of one of the country’s most revered musical institutions, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus. 70 voices blend and intertwine mesmerically with the sounds created by Kohlstedt himself.
As if the sky had never belonged to humanity, the air that we breathe asserts its power. It whips back at us, electrified and surreal in its weight, wrenching us deep into the epicentre of the storm. KSYCHA, the second single from Martin Kohlstedt’s forthcoming album STRÖME (Currents), develops by drawing in the listener dramatically with the piano and then turning its focus inwards, going face to face with chaos. In the maelstrom ofKSYCHA, even the voices of the GewandhausChor singers become unrecognizable as they fight back in their search for a shared rhythm.
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