Old Love – everybody remembers it. Feelings resurface that once ignited our hearts, that let us dream of life- long commitment, feelings that grew doubts and often ended in pain. Multi- farious experiences we remember with affec- tion and nostalgia.
A person we once loved – a place we felt safe – the best friend from childhood or youth – things, stories, situations – all these things leave marks in our lives. Images of memories fill us with joy or melancholy. Sometimes we consciously or subconsciously change these images, we suppress them or look at them with rose-tinted spectacles. Maybe this helps us to process and to let go or gets us closer to our desires. In any event we wouldn’t be where we are today and even our future would look different.
Such emotions we want to translate into music,
create musical forms and images that are formed by memories of things in the past. Every piece tells about times we loved, sounds that reverberate in changing colours and describe thoughts that whirl around in our heads, seemingly always the same, but every repetition has its nuances.
ab3ad grew from my intensive collaboration (both musical and human) with Titus Bellwald. With Björn Meyer we found the perfect bass player to record the music we present on this CD. So here three musicians from three different cultures join together in one musical language.