New Hauschka track premiere up at FADER
FADER has premiered the first track from FatCat prepared-pianist/composer Hauschka‘s upcoming album, Salon des Amateurs. “Ping” displays the elegant modernity found in all of Hauschka mastermind Volker Bertelmann’s compositions, but here his precise, delicate melodies are bolstered by a thumping, driving drumbeat.
Scheduled for release on 12 April in the US (11 April UK/Europe), Salon des Amateurs marks quite a stylistic shift from last fall’s ‘Foreign Landscapes’, flipping the coin to show us this percussive, architectural side of Bertelmann’s sonic oeuvre.
Hauschka will be embarking on a North American tour in support of ‘Salon des Amateurs’, accompanied by Samuli Kosminen of múm, whose drumming features prominently on the record.
HAUSCHKA SPRING 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
17 Apr – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA
19 Apr – Holocene, Portland OR
20 Apr – Triple Door, Seattle WA
21 Apr – Media Club, Vancouver BC
23 Apr – Joes Pub, New York NY
24 Apr – World Café, Philadelphia PA
26 Apr – Schuba’s, Chicago IL
28 Apr – Music Gallery, Toronto ON
29 Apr – Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz CA
1 May – Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA