When You Come Home (2008)
When You Come Home is like a diary although that didn’t occur to me until I put the recorded songs together. They only work in this particular order, which happens to almost the same order that I wrote them in. Each song tells a part of a story: about love and happiness, sadness, anger, loneliness and hope. It’s a journey that had ist ups and downs, and led me to the conclusion that you simply have to accept certain things as they are.
It has always been a dream of mine to record my music at legendary Rainbow Studio with Jan Erik Kongshaug.
Ever since I was sixteen years old, listening to Jan Erik’s ECM-recordings of Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Dave Holland, Norma Winstone and many others, I fell in love with this very special sound and couldn’t help imagining going to Norway myself someday.
With my friends and wonderful musicians, Matthias and Stephan at my side, the third triosence CD would make this dream come true.
In February 2007 we set off for Oslo by car, ferry and plane and arrived in the depths of winter at -20°C. Staying with friends we spent a week in an old romantic mountain cottage in the middle of a beautiful winter wonderland covered in two metres of snow.
This quiet surrounding was perfect – an oasis to retreat from the world, to calm down and just concentrate on music and the recording ahead of us.
Meeting Jan Erik Kongshaug and being at RainbowStudio was quite a thrill nevertheless. Fortunately we had our long time mentor Hubert Nuß with us, and Jan Erik, being a very nice, patient and supportive person, made us feel comfortable right away.
We spent four days recording, which was just enough time to put down the new songs. Although we had a lot of fun playing this new music and were journeying into it more and more each day, we struggled to find the right vibe for some of the songs and just couldn’t get them right. On the last day, unsatisfied with four important songs we recorded for the album, our car got stuck in the snow and we barely made it to the studio. Totally stressed and beside ourselves we started to record and miraculously managed to play these problematic tunes better than ever!
Maybe they just needed to be played in an anxious mood….
However, they seem to complement the smooth and soft compositions on the album. We recorded more songs and a wider range of music than ever before and for the first time, all the songs we recorded have been released on this CD.
The cover of the CD is a painting by the painter Rainer Hoffmann it shows his house in Western Sweden.
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