Tears Of Gaia – new The Lab single feat. Jochen Schrumpf on guitar

Tears Of Gaia – new The Lab single feat. Jochen Schrumpf on guitar

We couldn’t wait to give you a preview of what we will release in a few weeks, so here is a first 11-minute track. The Lab session with Jochen Schrumpf was pure fun and inspiration. In the well-known “Lab” way of working, we started to play with each other without prior arrangements and set no limits to our creativity.

Caution! What you will hear is improvised music without any rules beyond the logic or inclination of the musicians involved. It may sound like fusion jazz, Avantgarde or noise to your ears, but listen deeper. There are stories hidden behind the curtain of your preception.

And why is this track named “Tears Of Gaia”?
According to the Gaia principle, living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet. Look around. There is something wrong. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life, the primal Mother Earth goddess. And it seems their children refuse the gift they were given.

The Lab personnel:
Sven Kosakowski – acoustic and electric drums
Marc Mennigmann – piano, keyboards, modular synths
Ana Orias Balderas – bass
Jochen Schrumpf – guitar

This track was recorded at “The Lab” in Dortmund, Germany
Edited by Sven Kosakowski & Marc Mennigmann
Mixed & mastered by Marc Mennigmann
Cover photo & design by Sven Kosakowski

You can listen to Tears Of Gaia on Bandcamp, just click here!

The Lab’s ”Tears Of Gaia” single cover

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