Atmospheric Music with aN Edge
CUrrently working on a new record – Stay Tuned
6. August 2021 – ZOLLHAUS LEER /w MMTH & tot – Tickets
tba. – Various dates to be postponed from 2020 – We’ll keep you posted!
SCHALL und RAUM
SCHALL UND RAUM was released via
momentofcollapse-records in december 2019, digital and on CD.
The limited first LP-Press on seablue-colored vinyl, coming in handnumbered jackets is already sold out.
recorded at sunsetter studio, Bremen
mixed and mastered by Fabian Schulz
Catalogue Number: MOC 153
order it here
BRUECKEN is an Oldenburg based band from northern germany, playing atmoshperic, instrumental music.
In may 2016 the project was created under the influence of bands like envy, fjort, the tidal sleep and thrice to deliver a dark and atmospheric rendition of Post-Hardcore. The founding line-up developed five songs that suited their visions and within five months went to record those live in october 2016 within one day. Planed as a promotional demo, the recordings were convincing enough to make them into an official release. After they had been treated in Oldenburg‘s renowned Tonmeisterei, the self-titled EP was published as a limited CD and digitally by the band themselves in may 2017 and was generally well recieved. Among other reviews it was named „demo of the month“ by VISIONS.
The momentum of the project got stopped cold when in december 2017 singer and bassplayer Jan Wiethölter died.
The band took their time to grieve and work through the loss but arrived at the decision not to end the project. A new direction and drive was found when seasoned bass-player Jens Niehoff (Black Everest / They Sleep We Live / Suffocate For Fuck Sake) joined the band. Together the fourpiece reworked existing fragments, explored new sounds, added layers and shaped a new concept for BRUECKEN. This included the decision to continue as an instrumental outlet, to pour emotions into sound without relying on a lyrical layer but also consciously leave some blank spots for the listeners to fill in for themselves.
Coming december ´18 a three-day recording session with Fabian Schulz at sunsetter studios, Bremen resulted in five songs. Again tracked live but presenting themselves in a more refined sonic outfit, sporting more complex structures and a greater sense of detail. The finished 34 minutes of music were named SCHALL UND RAUM (meaning Sound and Space) and are an intimate testimony to the state of the band and everyone involved at that point in time.
Drummer Claudius Mertins had to step back from his instrument but stayed part of the band taking on duties in visual design, for live projections as well as conceptual work. After a short search young and energetic drummer Florian Alemi joined the band.
BRUECKEN would like to thank everyone at moment of collapse records for their trust and ongoing support.