NEBENSONNEN
REMAKE

Aria Primitiva CD LP Diogipack

NEBENSONNEN
REMAKE

New interpretation
New recording
New edition 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ONLY 

@ iMD ZABMUSIC

You can find it on all the usual download and streaming platforms: itunes-Spotify-deezer-Amazon ...Also of course on bandcamp


„NEBENSONNEN" is the original soundtrack of a choreographic creation by Editta Braun published on CD in 2000 on the label Atonal (Berlin). It was recorded and arranged 20 years later under the title "NEBENSONNEN - remake“. 

„Nebensonnen" are halos that make a second, weaker sun appear in the sky next to the sun. Broken reflection, symbol of a close, formative, very special relationship - the phenomenon inspired the choreographer Editta Braun to a touching dance evening about mother-daughter relationships. Thierry Zaboitzeff composed a particularly sensitive album, transparent and clear, both gentle and powerful, in which he relies primarily on piano, sparsely accentuated by strings and soft electronics.


releases April 3, 2020 

All compositions and all instruments by Thierry Zaboitzeff


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By Stéphane Fougère posted 2020-04-03


Thierry Zaboitzeff — Nebensonnen (Remake)  iMD ZABMUSIC
by Stéphane Fougère,
Published 2020-04-03

Un autre “parhélie” pour Thierry ZABOITZEFF

La période de confinement étant propice à l’exhumation d’archives, le compositeur et multi-instrumentiste Thierry ZABOITZEFF (ARIA PRIMITIVA, ex-ART ZOYD) en a profité pour terminer le “remake” d’un de ses anciens albums, l’hivernal Nebensonnen (Parhélie, ou “soleil double”), paru originellement il y a tout juste vingt ans (déjà ?!), soit en l’an 2000, sur Atonal Records (lire notre chronique).

Regrettant certains aspects techniques de cette ancienne production, le “Dr. ZAB” s’est mis en tête d’y remédier et a conçu une nouvelle version. Il dit à ce sujet : « Bien que les moyens de studio plus importants aient été mis en œuvre à l’occasion de ce remake, tout y est plus acoustique, plus simple, plus direct… finis les nappes de synthés et les loops de cordes et de piano. Tout a été rejoué dans cette atmosphère de solitude et de confinement, même la pièce Divertissement créée à l’origine dans et pour ART ZOYD. »

La crise liée à la pandémie de Covid19 ne permettant pas actuellement la fabrication de supports physiques (CD, LP), ce Nebensonnen (remake) sort aujourd’hui exclusivement en version digitale sur toutes les plateformes de streaming et de téléchargement, ainsi que sur la page Bandcamp de Thierry ZABOITZEFF (sur laquelle on peut également trouver des archives inédites) : https://thierryzaboitzeff.bandcamp.com/

Apte à scruter les mystères de la déréliction et du repli, cet album intimiste et recueilli devrait vous réconcilier avec des penchants casaniers que vous ne soupçonniez peut-être pas. C’est donc l’album par excellence à écouter en confinement ! Avec cette nouvelle version de Nebensonnen,
c’est certain : l’hiver revient.

EXPOSE(USA)

By Peter Thelen posted 2020-05-17


Thierry Zaboitzeff — Nebensonnen (Remake) (Bandcamp no#, 2020, DL) iMD ZABMUSIC
by Peter Thelen,
Published 2020-05-17


In the late 90s, after being an integral member of Art Zoyd for over twenty years (as well as releasing a couple solo albums on the side), Zaboitzeff began to distance himself from his former band, post Haxan, with a series of comissioned solo recordings released on the Atonal records label, the first of these being Heartbeat in 1997, followed by India and Alice, each approximately one year apart, then in 2000 he released the original version of Nebensonnen, which was the commisioned music for a dance piece by the Editta Braun Dance Company. Almost an hour in length, it was composed and performed, with the exception of one track where his former band members join him, entirely by Zaboitzeff using the tools he had available at the time: cello, bass, electric keyboards, and synths – nineteen inventive tracks of mostly soft and subtle compositions, precisely what was required by the dance troupe. But through all the years, Zaboitzeff was never entirely happy with the results, and beginning last year he pulled the trigger on the project of remaking it from scratch, the same compositions but entirely new arrangements – acoustic piano, real orchestration and almost no synths. Listening to the Nebensonnen (Remake), the compositions are all familiar but the way the pieces are arranged is far more meticulous and precise, building a whole new levels of warmth and character that weren’t entirely there on the original recording. The new arrangements entail a full compliment of strings, but the acoustic piano is probably the most effective agent of change. The same standout tracks that made the original so special, like “Alles in Ordnung,” “Rondo,” “Zorn,” “Seehaus,” and many others are even more beautiful here, now brought up to a whole new level that makes the originals pale in comparison. A back-to-back listen confirms the power of the newer version. As of this writing, Nebensonnen (Remake) is only available as a download, but that certainly could change in the future.

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