Direct Metal Mastering Pressed on High Quality 180 Gram Vinyl! Features Werker's rendition of Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes the Flood" and Brandon Flowers' "Crossfire"!
Singer-songwriter, musician and author Katja Maria Werker is now on Stockfisch
with her album, "mitten im sturm" ("In the Midst of the Storm"). This woman with
the sensitive, elfin-like features makes an appearance wherever she goes; on the
stage of her dreams at the time when she was still collecting one refusal after
another from the record labels frequented by her artistic role models. In her
life as on the stage, storms have not been in short supply; as in the title:
"Aus dem Beton" ("Out of Concrete"), it is revealed: the moon is inhabited. And
a rough landing can still be followed by a smooth arrival in this case by art.
"Mitten im sturm" is a richly facetted album squally periods followed by
intermittent calm, the rise and swell of the waves: Katja Werker's own
compositions; fresh, energy-laden pop songs ("Crossfire"), some English and
German folk; notably a Peter Gabriel classic from the Seventies ("Here comes the
Flood") not to mention an awe-inspiring rendition of the German hit pop song "άber
sieben Brόcken musst du gehn". Arrangements are the artist's own.
Each of the album's tracks is unique, and all are highly authentic; personal in
the literal sense of the word: human experience, a biography, strife, endeavor
and triumph in life and art, heard and felt through the music ("Tief im
Innern"). The eye of the storm is the place where pain and healing are
neighbors, where "live or die" is the imperative, and hope is the tender but
determined plant which pushes its way up out of concrete.
Music and a voice that goes straight to the heart and remains there long
after the last song has ended.
All songs are beautifully performed in Katja's native German language except for "Crossfire" & "Here Comes The Flood" which are both performed in English.
Katja M. Werker's Mitten Im Sturm ("In the Midst of the Storm") is recorded as
an audiophile 180g vinyl cut with Stockfisch's in-house Direct-Metal-Mastering
Heavy Weight High Quality 180g Vinyl LP
Direct Metal Master Cut Vinyl
Made in Germany
Produced & recorded by Gunter Pauler
Premastering: Hans-Jorg Maucksch
DMM Disc Cutting: Hendrik Pauler at Pauler Acoustics, Northeim, Germany
Mastering Monitors: B&W Nautilus 801 D
1. Tief im innern
2. Aus dem beton
3. Crossfire (Vocals Performed In English)
4. Mitten im sturm
5. Vom selben stern
6. Here comes the flood (Vocals Performed In English) Side B: 7. Echo
8. Die zeit mit dir
10. Uber sieben brucken musst du gehn
11. Dreh den spiess um
12. Worauf wartest du