"A close musical dialogue between a lap steel guitar and piano, creates a distinctly tongue-in-cheek, cabaret inspired sound.
With a completely natural work-flow and artistic encouragement between them, the duo are able to create without pretence, unafraid to experiment, to play, to enjoy. The outcome is organic and bracingly honest."
(FLOAT press release)
released February 26, 2021
For a download-only version on the album, please pre-order here: kinbombrandenburg.bandcamp.com/album/madame-vega
Produced, recorded and mixed by Kinbom/Brandenburg in Berlin (percussion on tracks 4 & 7 recorded in Stockholm).
Mastered by Ingo Krauss at Candy Bomber Studio, Berlin.
All tracks composed by Fredrik Kinbom & Hans-Jörn Brandenburg.
Additional orchestral arrangement by Hans-Jörn Brandenburg.
Cover photo by Glashier.
Cover artwork design by Adam Heron.
Released by FLOAT.
Hans-Jörn Brandenburg - piano, celesta, synth, ROLI Seaboard Rise, harmonium (1, 6, 9), organ, melodica, double bass (5, 10), whistling (5), voice (1), drum machine, typewriter.
Fredrik Kinbom - lap steel guitar, double bass (2, 4, 9, 11), fretless ukulele bass, harmonium (1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 12), guitar, percussion (2, 8), whistling (2), voice (12), tape machine.
Sophia Baltatzi - violin
Ulli Bartel - violin, mandolin
Andreas Dormann - bass clarinet
Frank Gratkowski - clarinet, flute
Jan Gropper - flugelhorn
Cordula Hanns - voice (5)
Steve Heather - drums
Andreas Henze - double bass (3)
Sonja Kessner - voice (5)
Valter Kinbom - percussion (4, 7)
Albrecht Leu - marching horn, French horn
Constanze Lobodzinski - flute, piccolo flute
Marie Renault - viola
Earlier mixes of tracks 2, 4, 6 and 12 were featured in Jean Boué's Grimme Preis award winning film "Die Unerhörten".
Hans-Jörn Brandenburg uses the ROLI Seaboard Rise.
Fredrik Kinbom uses Newtone Strings, and tone bars made by Michael Hillman.