JULIAN SAS

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Album: Electracoustic
Label: Cavalier Recordings
Vertrieb: Broken Silence
VÖ: 4. März 2022
 

Das 2-in-1-Album

Fast drei Jahre sind seit »Stand Your Ground«, dem letzten Album von Juian Sas, vergangen. Wie nahezu alle Kollegen musste der niederländische Blues- und Bluesrock-Gitarrist und -Sänger eine coronabedingte Pause einlegen. 2022 meldet er sich nun mit neuer Tour und einem neuen Album zurück: »Electracoustic«. 

 

Die erzwungene Zeit der Stille war für Julian und seine Mitstreiter eine emotionale Zeit. Nicht nur wegen der Pandemie, sondern auch wegen des traurigen Verlusts ihres Freundes und Musikerkollegen Fotis Anagnostou. Emotionen, die Sas zu den Songs auf seinem neuen Album inspirierten. 

 

Auf seiner Facebook-Seite schrieb der Musiker: »Dieses neue Album macht mich stolz, die Art wie die Musik geschrieben und gespielt wurde… Langsam öffnet sich die Welt, was eine gute Sache ist… Ich glaube nicht, dass es einen Weg zurück gibt. Wir müssen positiv bleiben und für die Zukunft arbeiten… bessere Tage sind auf dem Weg… Ich vermisse euch alle, aber ich glaube, wenn wir die Bühne betreten und uns wieder treffen, fühlt es sich wieder wie in den alten Tagen an« 

 

Der ungewöhnliche Titel »Electracoustic« beschreibt ein ungewöhnliches Album, denn die Platte versammelt zwei Sets mit jeweils zwölf neuen Songs, aufgeteilt in ein elektrisches Full-Band-Set und ein Set mit akustischen Versionen. 

 

Das Ganze gibt es wahlweise auf Doppel-CD und als limitiertes 3-LP-Set. Beide können bereits vorbestellt werden. 

ELECTRACOUSTIC, an unusual title for an unusual album. It is the 11th studio album of guitar-ace Julian Sas. Like Stand Your Ground, its successful predecessor, Electracoustic is produced by Julian Sas and long-time manager Ed Bos. The album was recorded at The Van Studios in Spakenburg, The Netherlands in the autumn of 2021. 

 

The record is the result of a journey for which the description ‘emotional rollercoaster’ is an understatement. Playing live, playing long shows, being on the road. That is the lifeline of the Julian Sas Band. The pandemic hit. In a flash that lifeline was cut. Gigs were cancelled, re-scheduled and cancelled again. It was unreal. But playing music is for Julian Sas and his comrades like breathing. 

 

Consequently they found ways of playing together again. They missed making music too much but above all they missed the brotherhood, the friendship, the jamming together. Playing music seemed to pull them through these hard times. Ideas started to flow. Riffs became jams that became songs. Despite the strange time, despite having no audience, the brothers in arms had found the way up again.

 

But then disaster struck. And it hit very hard. Friend and fellow musician Fotis Anagnostou was diagnosed with a terrible disease. The band was devasted but the way they were able to cope, proved that being a brotherhood was no hollow phrase.  Sadness, shared happiness and shed tears. Julian, Roland and Lars were there for Fotis. In the hospital and at his final departure back home to Athens where he would spend his final days with family and friends.  

 

Julian: When we saw him depart on his final journey I felt our feelings could not be expressed in words.  Several months later when I was listening to some of the demos I realized we could. The music was there. It was good, honest, and waiting for us. It was the right time to pick up the pieces and share the music

 

We always loved the acoustic demos from my home studio and decided to record the 12 new songs in two different ways: electric and acoustic. If I look back on how this record came together, all I can say is that it was a strange journey. It was friendship, respect, and the love of music that united us more than ever. 

 

ELECTRACOUSTIC features 24 tracks: 12 songs recorded electric i.e. with full band and the same 12 songs recorded acoustically.

The band:

Julian Sas: All Guitars and Vocals

Roland Bakker: Hammond Organ and Piano

Lars-Erik Van Elzakker: Drums and Percussion

Special thanks to Barend Courbois: Bass

 

Recorded and mixed by Julian Sas, Ed Bos and Paul Schuurman

Produced by Julian Sas and Ed Bos

Recorded at The Van Studio, Spakenburg, The Netherlands

All music written by Julian Sas Band

All lyrics written by Julian Sas 

All songs published by Cridecoeur Music

 

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