Two years after Reflections, German Leipzig-based pianist and composer announced his return as Philipp Rumsch Ensemble. This ensemble consists of twelve artists from Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden and Weimar. μ: of anxiety x discernment is the new album which will be out on March 27th via Denovali Records. “a3” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
On μ: of anxiety x discernment Philipp Rumsch for the first time uses his self-written texts, but implements also writings by other people, who especially wrote them for the new album. The music of the suite, which consists of two mirror-inverted pieces, adopts different shapes. These shapes range between songs, complex compositions and conceptual improvisation.
For the recording of μ: of anxiety x discernment, Rumsch extended his ensemble by numerous guest artists. The sessions took place at the prestigious Jazzanova Recording Studios in Berlin. In order to achieve an extraordinary listening experience, specialized artificial heads were used to record in binaural stereo. The artwork again has been created in cooperation with Berlin-based designer Andi Rueckel.
μ: of anxiety x discernment was mastered by Valgeir Sigurðsson (collaborations with Björk, Sigur Ros, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly, Hildur Guðnadóttir et al.) who already was part of the production process of Philipp Rumsch’s Solo-EP A Forward-Facing Review.