The Lab needs your Help!

The Lab needs your Help!

Dear friends, we could use some help here.
Sven and I have just launched our Patreon page of The Lab. https://www.patreon.com/the_lab

We have a playground here for true creativity. Improvised music is the game. With every bar and note we play, we follow the universal musical approach of Peter Erskine who said: “Don’t play what you know, play what you don’t know.”

Anyway this is far from mainstream and will never enter the charts or pay for itself by royalties from streaming. But this is what we want to do, because it is life, love, music and art all in one place.

Please support our work by sharing, donating, pledging. A little bit from YOU can help US, so WE can go on and be creative and create music far from the mainstream.

Spread the word and let’s see where we will land.
THANK YOU!

https://www.patreon.com/the_lab

Prerelease Time!

Prerelease Time!

Prerelease time for my subscribers on BandCamp!
I just released a song called „Backup“ from the next EP of the collective „Wrong“ by Juan Dahmen. I contributed the Moog bass and the piano parts. By the way,  my favourite line of the song is “If this is fucking evolution I want you to take me back.”

The personell on this song is:
Juan Dahmen – vocals, drums, touchguitar, oohboard, organ
Alex Peña – guitars
Julián Román – saxes
Marc Mennigmann – piano, moog, prepared piano
Rosi Herreros – shaker, block

Artwork and design was made by Rubén Chumillas.

So many talented musicians are providing stuff for „Wrong“, be sure to check them out at http://wrong-music.com/ or on BandCamp at https://itswrongmusic.bandcamp.com

The release is subscribers-only. Thanks for supporting my work!
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All the best and happy 2019!
Marc

Moon, Heaven’s Backdoor – Music Video

This is the opener of THE LAB’s debut album “Three Word Poems”.
You can find the whole album at https://sam-music.bandcamp.com/album/three-word-poems-2

All songs on this record are entirely improvised. There were no lead sheets, scores, chords or melodies discussed in advance. All was created in real-time while playing.

THE LAB:
Sven Kosakowski – acoustic and electric drums & percussion
Marc Mennigmann – piano, keyboards, modular synths
Ana Orias Balderas – bass

Three Word Poems – Released Today!

Three Word Poems – Released Today!

I’m so happy to announce that we finally released the new album “Three Word Poems”. Please jump over to BandCamp and have a listen. It’s perfect for these busy days!

Especially the last track called “Life, you know?” features a speech of philosopher Alan Watts. Ana had the lovely idea to put it on top of our improvisations. We edited the sound file into our flow and ended up with a quite meditative track. I had it on repeat for a few days. 😉
Of course, this is another free addition to the collection of my subscribers on BandCamp. But whatever you do to support my music, like purchasing a record, spreading the word, writing a comment or just listen to my stuff, I am deeply thankful for that. You as a listener keep music alive. Thank you!

Listen to the new album here.

Three Word Poems – A Bandcamp Subscriber Release

Three Word Poems – A Bandcamp Subscriber Release

I just released another album for my lovely subscribers only, called “Three Word Poems”.

After months of planning & building our new studio “The Lab” in Dortmund, this was the first session Sven, and I recorded there with a guest. We invited bass player Ana Orias Balderas to join our journey to improvisation wonderland.
All songs are entirely improvised. There were no lead sheets, scores, chords or melodies discussed in advance. All was created in real-time while playing. We just connected ourselves to the oneness, and the music came by itself.
“Three Word Poems” is edited, mixed and mastered, and could be released to the public, but we decided to send these tracks to some befriended musicians and let them do overdubs, or work creatively with this material. Anyway, the status quo is “a real album” worth to be released – a perfect gift to my subscribers. Thanks for supporting my work!
Love,
Marc

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