Always Breathing Monster
What the musicians say about the album in their own words: \"For September Collective meetings our preferred way of working is to search for nontypical places and situations. Each of us has also some other musical obligations, so it\'s important for us that whenever we have the time to meet and work as September Collective we want to do something special. The curiosity to work with an unfamiliar instrument like the organ was quite strong. We had arranged the MIDI-files on the computer before and fed the organ then with them. Apart from the practical work with the manuals and the mechanics of the organ there was the recording process: we set up microphones inside the church. At this point occured the important aspect of context and history of the church organ - which tones can one get out of such a prestressed instrument? It is interesting that an instrument which is used for such sacral and ritual music owns characteristics that are very profane: magnificence and power, humility and vastness. Within ca 7 hours we recorded several improvisations as trio, duo and solo on the organ and on the piano underneath the gallery. We could experience a tiny emancipation of the organ and found many subtle, delicate, fragile sounds - we were moving in previously unknown micro- and macro dimensions. It was wonderful to see how our three different ways of sound-processing worked out and became one whole - but still with recognisable features of our individual, partly seriously different styles. After some months September Collective played our first concert - there we decided to use only sounds of that session at Johannes church for our improvisations. Further concerts using the organ sounds followed; and after a while these open compositions had emerged from the sessions and were ready to be processed for the new album. At the studio of an artist friend we worked 5 days on the material for the album.\"