INFOBOXGenre(s): World Music
From: , Austria
Julian Lacherstorfer and Simon Zöchbauer have made it their life’s work to give traditional music a new sound. A sound that artistically places it in the here and now. Together they are Ramsch & Rosen, and they have proven just how beautifully they can realise those goals on their album “Bergen”.
Julia Lacherstorfer (violin, viola, vocals) and Simon Zöchbauer (zither, trumpet, vocals) have taken a musical journey through their homeland. They sought out traditional music which they then reworked, reinterpreted and combined with their own compositions, breathing new life into old music. As with their previous album “Belver”, they accomplished this in an incredibly sensitive, artistic, and lyrical way.
The music of Ramsch and Rosen builds beautiful bridges between the past and present. Their work on “Bergen” opens the borders between the traditional and the modern. Their work lets styles flow into one another in a way that creates an incredible musical diversity. If one were forced to fit these creations into some subjective musical pigeonhole, “contemporary folksy artmusic” might, almost, fit.