Hub Hildenbrand Solo
When the Night Lost Its Stars
(Release date: June 1, 2020)
JAZZ, WORLD, POP
On February 28, 2020, I met with sound engineer Pouya Moghadas for a test recording. We only had two hours for the entire session. I went into without having any expectations, I was just coming out of a period when I wasn’t playing any music. So when we listened back to what we had recorded, we were both stunned by its beauty. And, as it turned out, we had a complete album on our hands.
This material was recorded live, with some minor overdubs and me singing on top. In a way it represents my journey – musically – coming full-circle. I haven’t been singing for many years, yet I started my journey by singing.
All of the 14 songs included here are my compositions or the results of improvisation. They are the bird’s-eye view on my life, and life in general. They deal with loss, specifically that of a person whom I loved dearly, but inevitably they also address the transitory nature of life at large. I recently realised that this macro take on life also speaks to the drastic changes that our society is currently undergoing in the wake of the Corona epidemic. As above, so below.
Hub Hildenbrand, Berlin, April 15, 2020
HUB HILDENBRAND : GUITAR, ALSO WITH BOW (TRACKS 2 AND 10), VOCAL, OVERDUBS (PIANO AND STRINGS), AND ALL COMPOSITIONS AND IMPROVISATIONS
RECORDING, MIXING AND MASTERING BY POUYA MOGHADAS
RECORDED FEBRUARY 28, 2020 AT HOUSE OF MUSIC, BERLIN (GERMANY)