"Friends of Carlotta" is an outstanding collection of music
that was originally published in 1999 as a limited edition of only 2000 units.
The recording process used was "Direct-to-Disc" from master-disc. This album was
used at many High End / High Fidelity shows as a demonstration of exceptionally
high quality sound reproduction and brilliant artistic interpretation of music.
Clearaudio has purchased worldwide rights for "Friends of Carlotta" and has made
it available for music lovers. This new CD was produced as a "Direct-to-Disc"
from the original master tape production and is part of Clearaudio's Audiophile
A selection of the finest microphones, NEUMANN
(TLM-50, M-149, LI-47), DIRK BRAUNER, SENNHEISER (MKH-80) and SCHOEPS.
FRIENDS OF CARLOTTA
Burkhardt Eiben (guitar, vocals)
Christoph Jess (vocals, guitar)
Maik Kroner (drums)
"We have been playing together in the most varied formations
for what seems like forever…", this statement from the bandleader encompasses
a repertoire, in itself complete, composed of oft-heard melodies combined with
elements of Jazz and Blues. The long years of playing together makes it easier
to harmonise -- everyone knows instinctively what the other's capabilities are
and what works and what doesn't. For this Direct-to-Disc project, the "Friends
of Carlotta" chose eight very suitable tracks - there are beautiful chorales,
but also breathtaking solo-passages that highlight the advanced technology that
was used. All pieces on this recording are modified cover versions, combining
the comfort of familiarity with the excitement of new accents; the production
shines both technically and musically. The musicians gathered for this special
occasion, were an optimal line up of friends that have known and worked with
each other for a long time…