From 2004-2011 I was the bandleader of the tango world music group “Bassa”. “Medialuna” is the second album we recorded together:
The album Medialuna presents instrumental music of imaginative fantasy, enticing listeners into the late hours of the night. Those who surrender to its temptation will be artfully bewitched, forgetting everyday reality for an enchanted spell. Featuring violin, clarinet, guitar, bass and percussion, the group bassa immerses the audience into an emotional world of music and lets the atmosphere speak for itself. The quintet finds their inspiration from various musical styles and cultures. With charm and sophistication, the five passionate musicians take tango, jazz, and world music into a new style of their own: Tangomondo.
The ensemble has continued to work intensively since then, solidifying their fresh take on the Tango tradition. Berlin Tango is now followed by a deeper, more expansive second album, and those who liked bassa’s debut recording will certainly love Medialuna.
Quotes From Others
Your music gives me joy of life, it touches me, and inner strings start to vibrate. It is like an invigorating breath of air that makes life more worth living and more beautiful. Listening to your music is like a place of power and makes me marvel at your creativity. Pure fascination.
When I listen to your music... it suddenly smells like curry and coriander, I feel world-weariness, nostalgia and devotion, I feel melancholy and wanderlust, I see pictures of beloved places, my heart carries a complicated kind of feelings.
Your music is my little "gas station" in the stressful everyday life. Sometimes it corresponds with my melancholy, sometimes it elicits a laugh from me. There is a lot of lightness in it for me and at the same time a pleasant depth.
With your music I like to go on journeys in my mind - be it to distant countries, be it to my own inner worlds.
Sometimes it seems to remind me of my hidden parts and to bring out long lost moments.
This sometimes feels painful, but also relieving, and very often my heart just becomes very soft, light, and free.