Drummer Bastian Weinhold has released, River Styx, his debut as a band leader and featuring Linda Oh on bass.
The self-funded album was recorded during a one day session in March 2010, in Brooklyn, NY, with Adam Larson on tenor sax, Pascal Le Boeuf on piano/Rhodes and Nils Weinhold on guitar, in addition to Weinhold and Oh.
“River Styx reflects emotions, thoughts and experiences I had in the last two years,” Weinhold shares. “While I composed the music I discovered, that I looked at the music in a way of little bits that started to move and fly slowly or sometimes faster through space. These bits sometimes crash but instead of breaking into even smaller bits, they stick together. After a while I realized that all these bits, that got stuck together created a moving, constantly changing sequence. After the first rehearsal for “River Styx” I was suprised to see that every time the music began, different little bits crashed and different bits got stuck together. Of course they formed another moving sequence, another picture frame and created a whole new story. On this CD you will listen to the most exciting stories which the music told us on March 6th 2010.”
Oh hit the scene with her debut album, Entry in 2009. The bassist, born in Malaysia, raised in Western Australia and now living in New York City, started her musical studies on piano, bassoon and electric bass before taking up the upright bass in 2002 at the W.A Academy of Performing Arts.
Preview and download River Styx:
River Styx Track List:
- The Tune
- The Last Line
- River Styx