Radio Alaska's music is indie, is pop, danceable and melancholic at the same time. One note - one solo. Delicate melodies flow together with driving beats. Electronic bitterness mixes with nursery rhyme-like irony. Over it flows a vocal that roams worlds of emotion in laconic sonorous imagery, stirred, shaken, served by epic world-aching delay guitar and sugary sweet bubblegum synths. Then by driving bass lines gets the appropriate playing framework to land in the safe electro-acoustic net of the drums. Cohesion, sense of it all. Exuberant. Immersed. Is it blueness or luck when you stop thinking for a while?
Die Musik Radio
Alaska’s ist Indie, ist Pop, tanzbar und melancholisch zugleich. Ein Ton - ein Solo. Zartbittere Melodien fließen zusammen mit treibenden Beats. Elektronische Bissigkeit mischt sich mit
kinderliedartiger Ironie. Darüber fließt ein Gesang, der in lakonisch-sonorer Bildhaftigkeit Emotionswelten durchstreift, dabei von der episch weltschmerzenden Delay-Gitarre und zuckersüßen
Kaugummi-Synthies gerührt, geschüttelt, serviert wird. Dann von treibenden Basslinien das passende Spielgerüst bekommt, um im sicheren elektroakustischen Netz des Schlagzeugs zu landen.
Zusammenhalt, Sinn für's Ganze. Ausgelassen. Versunken. Ist es Blauäugigkeit oder Glück, wenn man für eine Weile aufhört zu denken?
in the eighties a berlin art rock-band named CON-TACT impressed their listeners with catchy
songs by mixing different music styles in an exciting and versatile way.
this particular line-up split in the beginning of the 90s, but the songs remained in the former band-members' heads.
years later, rené schostak, former guitarist of the band and ralf p. litzka, lead singer and frontman of the formation, came together and considered it worth paying a little more attention to some of these songs than only listening to old live-cuts or some of the few remaining eight-track-recordings.
they considered how the original song material would turn out if it was revised by using modern sounds and by changing and supplementing arrangements without losing its attractivity.
so both of them decided to work on a project involving a selection of con-tact-songs and began to re-record them. they called the project down&out and invited several guest musicians to increase sound variety.
the goal of this project is the production of the cd A KIND OF CONTACT, which is meant as a kind of tribute to the interesting and creative time with the former band.
The Wayne Grajeda Band presents melodic, rhythmic rock with spirit, intelligence and passion. Performing primarily original songs with the support of an exceptional line-up of musicians including; Dirk Morning, laying down great grooves on drums, the solid and versatile bassist and humorist Thomas Hoppe, the strong and soulful vocals of Berlin singer Silvia Christoph and the “electric” playing of studio guitarist René Schostak.