“Die Pilze” have nothing to do with nature. They were born on the throbbing streets of New York. At the very least. Perhaps by the Williamsburg Bridge, over where Sonny Rollins once tried to out-honk the seagulls and car horns. Or on the corner of 54th and 6th, where the blind Viking, Moondog, played his homemade instruments and sold poems for 25¢.
“Die Pilze” breath. They eat well, and often, and go weak at the sign of a pear crumble.
“Die Pilze” play as if they were searching for the hidden life of jazz, its joyful core, the allure that makes you drop out of school and sit on a red wagon like Monk.
“Die Pilze” have returned to walk the earth, like Snow White’s dwarves — minus one. Each wearing a pointy hat. High ho!, and where will they go...?
released May 22, 2016
all compositions by Benedikt Reising except Baltasar’s B&B, written by Marco Müller, and Sandane, written by Benjamin Külling.
recorded Oct 2015 by Andy Neresheimer at Hardstudios Winterthur, Switzerland
mixed and mastered by Martin Ruch at Abhörraum Berlin, Germany