The Lab Prerelease – Tracks

The Lab Prerelease – Tracks

The Lab’s new, second album “Tracks” will be released on April 26, 2019. You can preorder now and receive two of the nine “tracks” on BandCamp immediately.
Our special thanks go to Axel Müller, Juan Dahmen and Shadi Al-housh for overdubbing our basic trio improvisations and adding so much wonderful music and depth to it.

The Lab Single Prerelease “Trinity Track”

The Lab Single Prerelease “Trinity Track”

To shorten your wait for our next album release called “Tracks”, here is a song in advance called “Trinity Track”, featuring Axel Müller on saxophone, Shadi Al-Housh on percussion and Juan Dahmen on additional drums. Sven, Ana and Marc improvised the basics of this song.

We posted this song to several services. Please pick the ones you prefer and follow us using this hyperfollow page. You can also find it on BandCamp as a free download.

Sven Kosakowski – acoustic and electric drums, percussion & shaker
Marc Mennigmann – piano, keyboards, modular synths
Ana Orias Balderas – bass
Axel Müller – saxophones
Juan Dahmen – additional drums
Shadi Al-Housh – darbuka, riq

Basic track recorded at “The Lab” in Dortmund, Germany
Additional recordings at several facilities all around the world.
Edited by Sven Kosakowski & Marc Mennigmann
Mixed & mastered by Marc Mennigmann

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.

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.

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 or on BandCamp at

The release is subscribers-only. Thanks for supporting my work!

All the best and happy 2019!

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

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.

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