The Chamäelon Suite

by J. Krawietz

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05:43
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04:32
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10:46

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Gerald Hartwig (www.zeichenstrich.de) is an Austrian artist that spend his youth in Los Angeles trying to make it big in the film business. He didn't make it. Years after, when his father died, he started recollecting about those years in the USA and started writing his first graphic novel about those times: the result is Chamäleon (Luftschacht Verlag, 2013).

Gerald approached me to make a concert for the release party of the book in Berlin. We started talking and I realized it didn't make any sense to throw my songs on top of his book, this story being especially honest and sincere. So I decided to create a set of pieces based on his book, using as much sound of the LA Area as I could, painting with them his own memories.

I spent a week reading the book, choosing what for me were the most important moments and collecting the sounds I thought were necessary for creating this music. Another more week of composing and recording went by, and on the 21st of June of 2013 we managed to put a show together where the music and his reading of the novel came to be a whole entity.

This is the Chamäleon Suite. I hope you enjoy it.

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released July 22, 2013

Guitars, Bass, Voice, Programming and Mixing by J. Krawietz
Additional Sounds by the Freesound.org community - check each song for further info on authors.

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J. Krawietz Berlin, Germany

J. Krawietz was born on 1981, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In 2009, after more than a decade playing in different bands, he started writing songs where blues and rock go hand in hand with glitches and beatboxes. In his repertoire, synthetic ballads that sound like dream landscapes coexist with nervous electric discharges that aim directly to your feet and spit syllables like a rapper. ... more

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Track Name: Jungle
Jungle, to the jungle
From one city to the next
With my dreams laid before me
Like ripe fruit to be plucked

Future is right now
The city is my skin
Changing, changing colors
A chameleon I'll be
Track Name: Yoga
Ahhh
Here I am
Where time is space
The Ego dissolves,
far away is real close,
and the sphere is complete
once the center grows
until there is nothing more
and scale is abhorred.
One is one is one is all
and peace contains the violence of the world.
Here I can be
and balance exists.