9 by klausies
Black vinyl. 180 gr. Gatefold sleeve. First press. All-analog recording.
"klausies" is a spoken word and improvised music ensemble in which Latvian poet Aleksandra Line meets with through music Latvian pianist Edgars Cirulis and Danish double bassist Albert Reinholdt Østergaard, to create stories together. These stories are about each of us that is only human – at once strong and vulnerable, practical and idealistic. A child on the inside and a trustworthy, versatile adult on the outside, who endeavours to make a better world instead of just searching and finding one.
Spoken word, Poetry
Piano (Steinway), Glockenspiel
Albert Reinholdt Østergaard
All music composed by Edgars Cīrulis, Albert Reinholdt Østergaard, except “Piena Ceļš (Sprīdītis)” composed by Imants Kalniņš. Poetry by Aleksandra Line.
Recorded on August 14. - 15. 2020 at Concert Hall “Latvija” Ventspils, Latvia.
Recording Engineer: Mārtiņš Krastiņš.
Assistant Recording Engineers: Mārtiņš Saulespurēns, Krišjānis Geidāns.
Tapes prepared for vinyl release by Mārtiņš Krastiņš.
Digital Mastering at HELI media. Mastering Engineer: Mārtiņš Krastiņš
Piano tuned by Jānis Kalniņš.
Produced by Mareks Ameriks.
Photo: Oskars Upenieks.
Sleeve Design: Edgars Ameriks.
This album was recorded live direct to analog tape using a Studer A 80 1/4” two-track tape recorder without any editing or overdubbing.