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The Mental Traveller | Kommerz Records (kommerzrecords.bandcamp.com)
1.The Mental Traveller Takes Off2.The Mental Traveller Theme (feat. Nardo Says)3.Train Ride (feat. Miles Bonny)4.Seeds of Labor (feat. Shamir of WOLM)5.Microsleep6.Longitude (w/ S. Fidelity)7.Calmility8.Second Nature of the Beast (feat. Count Bass D)9.Square (feat. Nardo Says)10.Uncetainty 02:5811.Shapes12.Damn it's Sunny (w/ Robot Orchestra)

about

If music can take our mind to any imaginable place, on endless individual journeys, Noa Erni’s “The Mental Traveller” is the infinite soundtrack. A soundtrack for mental wandering and soul searching, a blend of rap, jazz and hip-hop beats. “The Mental Traveller”, an album assembled like a literary anthology, offers musical arrangements and unique narratives where epilogue and prologue of each track merge seamlessly. Far beyond the horizon of compiling single tracks, “The Mental Traveller” is a journey of sound and unity. Inspired by David Axelrod and William Blake, Ahmad Jamal and Flying Lotus – just to name a few – this work aims to be a tribute to these legends’ legacies of past, present and future, detached from trends, norms and classical narrative structure. Swiss-born producer and computer conductor Noa Erni has been crafting obscure jazz and hip-hop behind closed curtains (a.k.a. his flat in Berlin, Germany) for years – free from external pressure and as an adjunct to his day jobs as sommelier and co-owner of local fine wine store “Friedenauer Weinhandlung”. While the album sounds like it was played by a jazz outfit with years of stage experience, the truth surprises and is even more exciting: Noa crafted the songs in countless hours of experimenting with a midi keyboard, various instrument plugins and perfected reverb settings. It was not one and the same band but one and the same person. Just a few tracks include actual live instruments.

credits

releases April 30, 2021

All tracks composed, played and produced by Noa Erni

Mixed by S. Fidelity & Noa Erni at Manolo Purple Studio
Mastered by Mark Pfurtscheller at Chin Chat Studio
Designed by Benedikt Luft & Dominik Keller
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