"Klaviermusik, wie es sie in dieser Form zuvor vermutlich noch nicht gab." (JAZZTHING)
"Eine Einspielung, die mit Sicherheit zu den fabelhaftesten Solo-Alben des Jahres zählen wird."
The dark side Hexentanz – the ACT solo album by young piano star Michael Wollny featuring an irresistibly "gothic music". What does jazz have in common with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”? Usually not very much, but fascinating parallels between the two emerge on this new release. Alluding to the term “gothic novel”, Michael Wollny describes the music on this album as “gothic music”. He has created a personal and colourful musical language that accommodates films by Ken Russell or Vincent Price just as easily as it embraces the ambivalence of Franz Schubert’s musical universe or the profound pop songs of Björk. Wollny is not concerned with the superficial thrill, but rather with an expanded understanding of the awesome, with goose bumps in the twilight, and first and foremost with enthralling piano music. And it is enthrallin...line up
Michael Wollny - piano
Recorded and mixed by Walter Quintus at Studio Zerkall in August and November 2006, except (2),(3),(4),(5),(14) recorded and mixed by Adrian von Ripka at Bauer Studios Ludwigsburg in May 2005
Produced by Siegried Loch and Michael Wollny