With Peter Autschbach and Ralf Illenberger, two masters of their trade have found each other, who approach music intuitively, spontaneously and harmoniously. The listener has the impression of a single, large, multi-stringed guitar, where it seems irrelevant which of the two is playing what. After the successful albums "No Boundaries" (2012) and "One Mind" (2014), the two guitarists will present their new album "Zero Gravity" in autumn 2017. The two communicated the ideas for the new plant across the pond, as Autschbach lives in Germany and Illenberger in Arizona. The eight brand new pieces, recorded in Peter's living room studio in September 2017, show how intensive and fruitful the collaboration between the two guitarists involved is.
Both compositionally and tonally, the music on "Zero Gravity" shows even more clearly than on the previous albums the independent duo handwriting that distinguishes Peter Autschbach and Ralf Illenberger. Here the most diverse guitar types (12-string, octave guitar, baritone guitar and six-string western guitar) sound in perfect harmony with each other. Peter Autschbach and Ralf Illenberger impressively show how intense and exciting a musical dialogue between two equal partners can be.
"They don't play pop, even if their melodies are easy on the ears. They don't play jazz, although much of their music is improvised. They don't play the blues, although their music has depth and soul. And they don't play folk, even if the basis of what they do is firmly rooted in tradition. What the guitar duo Autschbach and Illenberger play sounds like completely original music, despite all the outside inspiration and experience they have gathered. As robust as it is sensitive; virtuoso without falling into the craze for speed; contemporary, but at the same time timeless. Your game has something of the breath of large and wide landscapes.
1. New Arrivals
2. Zero Gravity
4. Heads up
5. The Truth
8. Twilight Dance