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  • Immediate download of 31-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    Also included is a PDF booklet with 40+ pages, including lots of additional information and pictures from the studio and the shows we played. Further this download includes a short video and some newspaper articles about the SAM project in German language.

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about

Personnel:
Julie Slick - Bass
Peter Alexius - Guitar
Marc Mennigmann - Chapman Stick & Keyboards
Sven Kosakowski - Drums
Zaki Kiokakis - Guitar

Some years ago, Peter took me to a concert of the Adrian Belew Power Trio and I immediately fell in love with the brilliant bass playing of Julie Slick. Several concerts later we decided to bring Julie to Germany someday, make a record with her and play some concerts. And here we are, SAM, the trio Julie Slick, Peter Alexius and Marc Mennigmann.

This record is the essence of one week in the studio. In total we recorded 11 hours of improvised music and we are thrilled to present only the best moments of improvisation, intention and interaction here. "Another Life" is a 160minutes - 31 tracks - 100% improvised album. Every track, every melody, every groove and every note is 100% improvised, so let's call it Progressive-Free-Jazz-Rock!

Included in the download is a 41 page PDF booklet with lots of wonderful photos and background information of this project. Further we added a small video to give you some insight of the recording atmosphere. Finally we added some German newspaper articles about the project..

If you like to burn your own CDs from this download, please add track 1-16 to CD # 1 and track 17-31 to CD #2. Even with 2 seconds of silence between the tracks this will barely fit.

By the way: If you like this album, please also listen to the EP "Yet Another Life" which contains additional 35 minutes of our groovy recordings.
sam-music.bandcamp.com/album/yet-another-life-ep

credits

released 22 July 2013

Thanks to all the helpful ears, listening to the 11 hour of raw-recordings and helping us to select the final tracks with their feedback.
Thanks to the photographers Ralf Schönenberg, Dr. Jörg Jäger, Simone Reukauf and Bernd Wendt for documenting this wonderful week of music and inspiration.

All tracks are recorded by Martin Werner at the most intimate and relaxed studio at goldsoundmusic between October 15 and 18, 2012 in Hagen. Mixed by Martin Werner in 2013. Mastered at Eroc's Mastering Ranch.

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