Changing Chapters / The Soulshaker (from 11/2015 to 09/2018)

There always seems to be a lot of change after the summer, around September.

This September Fabio left with his girlfriend Johanna to travel to South America after checking out Sicily and visiting his family and friends in Cavallino-Treporti (Italy). The moment I met Fabio in November 2015 he was dreaming about going there, exploring new places, meeting new faces, and now the time had come for him to leave. We learned to play the songs on the street, were gigging in bars and small festivals, at garden parties and hipster parties. We had two tours around Fabio´s home and recorded our album there thanks to our belief in our music and his love for planning and above all doing things to get forward.

I want to thank Fabio a lot for this time growing as friends and musicians and wish the two all the best and luck for their journey.

 

What about the music? Of course, I will continue to write and play the music. Now, with other members, who are and will be found hopefully soon in Berlin. After enjoying the company of playing as duo, I would like to take it one step further with a full band: Drums, Bass, Keys..at least, and maybe even more. I am already writing new songs, planning a new CD sometime next year. Now it is less a time full of gigs, than more of writing, thinking, exploring ideas until they are ready to be on stage. And it will be about practicing a lot, touring around the country and make a serious living out of it; step by step. A long way that never really ends but brings a lot of joy just by walking it.

 

So far, thanks a lot for all the support to you all!

Stay tuned and keep updated for new music, it will happen for sure.

 

Lovely greetings,

Alex

 

(Photo by Laura Zane)

"Sense" Is Out Now!

It is done, we made it.

Our first album is physically and digitally released which means you can buy the CD (here!) or listen to it on Spotify!

As you can imagine we are more than happy about it!

It is a kind of result of the last two years: Writing and practicing the songs, earning enough money, finding the right people to work with, preparing, recording, discussing the artwork, listening to the tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, register legally etc.

We learned a lot about the whole process and can be thankful about doing it together splitting the whole work.

 

Mid-June we shared the CD in Witzenhausen, Alex´ hometown, playing in different gardens which felt great.

One week later we had our Record Release Party on 16.06 in Berlin (see pictures below). With special guest Natasha Jaffe (Cello) and Asbjörn Westerheim (Guitar).

In July we go to Cavallino-Treporti to Fabio´s home for another summer tour (four concerts).

If you cannot/could not meet us, just contact us this way (order it here).

 

 

 

We like to thank everyone involved and will repeat our text that is also printed in the great cd artwork.

"This is a project of friendship and togetherness.
Thank you all for being a fundamental part of our biggest piece of art so far:
Our friends and sound engineers Riccardo Tonon, Riccardo Vio and Simone Stanchi.
Choir: Alessio Uliana (Conductor), Megghi Minio (solo at “Give Me That Soul Back”),
Donatella Biondo, Mariagrazia Castelli, Elena Ceccato, Ivana Costa, Anna Iannaccio,
Enrico Vazzoler, Riccardo Vio.
Piano/Accordion/Hammond Organ: Alessio Uliana
Bass: Simone Stanchi
Cello: Natasha Jaffe
Slide Guitar: Riccardo Tonon

 

Artwork: Juana Bordaçahar & Martin Heiden

 

For support and inspiration to our families and friends in Witzenhausen, Berlin,
Frankfurt (Oder), Cavallino-Treporti and everywhere else;
to Mattia C. & Davide C.(“Making Of” Video), Federico (Single Video), Laura (Photos),
Carlo (Graphics), Ambra, Antonella, Barbara, Davide S., Gaia, Giacomo, Giannino,
Ivana & Maria, Johanna, Family Tonon, Joseph, Mattia G., Patrick, Fabi, Stopic,
Moritz, Henriette, Charlie, Anna, Jojo, Jörg, Jacob, Leo, Britta, Rita, v. Gersdorffs,
Neue Nachbarschaft and AMV Berlin.

 

Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele by Alexander Peppler
Drums, Percussions, Backing Vocals, Choir by Fabio Targhetta

 

Recorded in November 2017 at Generazioni Sonore in Cavallino-Treporti, Venice (IT)
Cello recorded by Francesco de Dominicis at Legato Studio, Berlin (DE)
Mixed by Riccardo Tonon in Cavallino-Treporti, Venice (IT)
Mastered by Andrea Ghion at Fishbowl Studio, Treviso (IT)"

Recording the Album (Nov 2017, Italy)

We took 17 days in November to capture 12 songs in the studio of Cavallino Treporti, Italy. With our three good friends and sound engineers Riccardo, Rom and Simone we made it! Thank you a lot, guys! It was an energetic as same as an exhausting experience to record and talk music for ten hours a day. We recorded our voices, guitar, bass, drums, piano, choir, mandoline, harmonica and so on. What a time!

Now we are finished with that part, however the songs still need to be mixed, edited and mastered. We plan to publish the whole CD in Spring 2018 so about March. Now we go on with the artwork that fits to the album name "Sense".

 

"Sense"

This small word means actually a lot. First, it refers to a "meaning" which we all need to find in life and music turned out to be one of our major ones. Second, it means something like "feel". Feel life, all good and bad. That´s still better than feeling nothing. After all, life is a journey not a destination. There is no better understanding of it than just being here, I guess. So go out, "sense" life, the world and everything between us. It is about being sensitive in the world soaking up all the vibes we get: the love, the loss, the change. I could go on for hours talking about this, but that´s why we record the album. To let thoughts go out and may be to inspire you.

 

A huge thanks to Fabio who organized and gathered all friends and supporters of his hometown! Without this it would never have been possible. It is our shared experience, special for us both in different ways as you can imagine! Fabio recorded back at home and I recorded more far away than I ever imagined before.

The end of our adventure, two long weeks we will never forget!

We're happy to fly back to Berlin, but it's tough to leave all the friends we have now in Cavallino-Treporti.

One more time, thank you to: Ambra, Laura, Mattia, Mattia, Gi, Enrico, Michela, Ivano, Gina, Robert, Megghi, Anna, Davide, Matteo, Antonio, Augusto, Elena, Alessio, Maria, Giacomo, Davide, Barbara, Antonella, Ivana, Patrick, Carlo, Donatella, Maria Grazia, Massimo, Generazioni Sonore, Lab Giovani, Comune di Cavallino-Treporti.

And then the core of all the project, without you guys anything could not be possible! Our sound engineers Riccardo, Simone and Riccardo.

We are totally thankful and proud, see you soon guys!

 

Here you can find great pictures from Laura Zane, enjoy!