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)"
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".
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!
I am fortunate to have two good friends with whom I can share an individual band experience. Apart of the duo with Fabio I love to play with my very good old friend Moritz together in our Country Singer-Songwriter Duo BLUE SALOON.
I know him since seven years in the beginning of our study and we share our lifes ever since. Both of us write songs and sing about our life, love and its change. In the end of 2017 we recorded and published our first CD and are really happy about this next step of our friendship.
You can get the CD in the Shop (click here).
Check out Facebook (click here) for upcoming concerts.
And have a listen at Spotify (click here)! Enjoy!
"Blue Saloon are a Singer-Songwriter duo from Berlin. The duo consists of two good friends and musical soulmates who had originally met each other during their Psychology studies. Both share a great passion for Folk and Rock music of the 60‘s and 70’s which contributes to their in two voices singing and distinctive banjo sound. Apart from the banjo, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and tambourine add diversity to their folky repertoire. Alex and Moritz, who both write the words, tell stories about big city life, love and the importance of staying true to oneself, for instance. You notice about them that they like to ruminate and work on their lyrics carefully. The result is a well-thought-out mix causing a good mood as well as some melancholy. "Our music is our best antidepressant“ they say with a wink."