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. 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

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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