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Beauty Lies

by Die Hochstapler

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1.
Time Machine 00:34
2.
Loop 00:04
3.
Le 34 02:18
4.
Parade 00:09
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Bells 01:57
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Rien Nul 02:19
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Anesthesia 00:20
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Loop 00:04
13.
True Love 10:11
14.
J&B 00:49
15.
Hochstaplacy 02:26
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Napoleon 00:24
17.
Banana Cage 02:46
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Loop 00:04
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J&T 00:41
25.
Loop 00:07

about

The fourth and fifth album of Die Hochstapler (The Impostors) come as a package: recorded within their February 2022 residency at the now legendary Berlin venue Au Topsi Pohl, the band delivers the meal including the recipe. Beauty Lies is comprised of (almost) all the composed and collectively developed material that the quartet uses to cook up the two course menu on Within. While the latter documents the music as played live in front of an intimate enthusiastic audience, the first shows the same band in the same room in the afternoon, without audience and almost without any improvisation. Dryly cataloging their compositions, they unveil the ingredients of the night to come.

The quartet draws inspiration from the whole rich tradition of Jazz, Improvised Music and oral culture. Live in concert, their abandonment of notation and use of game structures, alphabets and morse code allow them to reach a high degree of complexity, jumping from one piece to another or keeping several going at the same time and composing in real time, all the while maintaining a joyful, playing cards like attitude.

credits

released September 15, 2022

Pierre Borel: alto sax, cymbals, bird calls
Louis Laurain: trumpet, vocals
Antonio Borghini: double bass
Hannes Lingens: drums, vibraphone

1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25 by Die Hochstapler
3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24 by Antonio Borghini
15, 18, 22, 23 by Pierre Borel
9, 13 by Hannes Lingens
Recording: Au Topsi Pohl, Berlin - 14-17 February 2022
Engineering, mixing and mastering: Alexis Baskind
Artwork and design: Joel Grip

Produced by Die Hochstapler for Topsi Series on Umlaut Records. Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.

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Umlaut Records Paris, France

Umlaut is a music collective born in 2004 in Stockholm, which then opened two branches in Berlin and Paris.

« Transformation of sound » is the motto around which they gathered to produce records, organize concerts, discover new artists and play music together.

The collective works to spread a music that is too rarely shared and discovered.
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