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Friday, 30 September 2022 16:18

Singles, Grooves & Memories

 
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This here is Rens Newland's big journey through time, from 1974 to 2022. Singles recorded by him, most of them his originals. From collaborations with Scope (Netherlands/Germany), to OSTINATO or Fuse Bluezz project (Vienna, Austria). Also solo guitar pieces and a lot of studio productions through the years on which he played or programmed all instruments. With SCOPE you hear Rik Elings on bass, Rob Franken on rhodes & synthesizer, Henk Zomer on drums. On "NEWLAND" you hear Tommy Böröcz on drums, Alee Thelfa om Percussion, Harry Gansberger on keys, Heinz Jäger on Bass. On OSTINATO you hear additional Gina Charles (later Charito) & Martin Fuss. On FUSE BLUEZZ you hear Simon Springer, Peter Gruber & Martin Wöss.

01. Frisky Frog Funk - Single 1974 |  02. Sibirian Husky - Maxi Single - 1984 | 03. Fingerflow 1 - Nylon in A - 2021 | 04. Voodoo Guy - 1984 (Instrumental Edit 2022) | 05. Having Real Fun - 1988 (Edit 2022) feat. Gina Charito| 06.Fingerflow 3 - Ferro in G7 - 2021 | 07 Lovin you . 2018 (Instrumental Version by Rens Newland) originally sung by Minnie Riperton composed by her & R. Rudolph | 08. Sway Shuffle - 2020  | 09 My Daily Dove Dance - 2020 | 10. Vienna Got The Blues - 2021 | 11.Like the Lakes - 2020 | 12.Baddest Beat in Town - 2022 | 13. |New Wide View - 2022 Sibirian Husky - Maxi Single - 1984 | 14. Two Roots - 2022 | 15. WAR -what is it good for? (2022 Edit by Rens Newland, originaly written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong, performed a.o. by the Temptations)

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Published in Rens Newland
Thursday, 10 March 2022 10:00

Wie das Leben so spielt

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Wie das Leben so spielt - How life goes

What does a musician in the time of Corona  do – what with no engagements, financial insecurity, and with the growing feeling that it may well be a long time before events managers and organizers feel confident enough to plan future concerts or events in the form we have heretofore been accustomed…? Does one give in to despair, quit entirely or find other work? Thomas Kramer decided to try to use this time meaningfully and creatively und began again to compose and with that,  to fulfill one of his fondest wishes: to bring my musical “Dream Team” with whom I had already worked for several years  into the studio.  So now here it is: a “sign of life” – certainly to be continued! With two wonderful friends and musicians, Erwin Schmidt on Hammond organ and Heimo Wiederhofer on drums, The Thomas Kramer Hammond Trio, he recorded 10 fine original compositions and shows his great musical craftsmanship with a great sound as well.

01. Choro Pandemia 3:31 -  02. Regentanz 5:32 - 03. Get It 3:06 - 04. Wie das Leben so spielt 4:59 05. 90:40 4:15 06.AmTeich 5:50 - 07. Relax Max 4:25 - 08. Lockdown Minor Blues 3:28 09. Ganz bei mir 2:29 - 10. Damit a Ruah is! 3:28

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Published in Thomas Kramer
Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:52

Koyo

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“Koyo” touches upon the motivations that drive the band to create music. When the desire to discover and explore the world awakens in him, the Koyo embarks on a journey leaving his homeland and loved ones behind. Destitute, he wanders through various countries until he reaches a new, unknown land, where he is confronted with a new set of values much different from his own. Even though he struggles financially, he uses his music and spirituality to carve a way through this strange world, in hopes of building a dignified life for himself.
Arising from the Jazz-Sector, Barakah is enriching its music with a variety of stylistic influences from around the world with no hesitation. Yet the band has managed to preserve a certain openness for musical styles like Hip-Hop, Funk, Rock and Metal and to artistically interweave these styles in their repertoire, with elements of North African Gnawa music and Latin American rhythms. The musically diverse components are skillfully merged into an energetic and impulsive aesthetic. With all that comes a great joy in improvising and a slope to experimental concepts.
In their quest for their identity, Barakah pushes their musical boundaries to explore new concepts and ideas. On this journey, the image of Koyo serves as a guide to lead the band on, and as a reminder of what fascinated them so about music in the first place.

Sherif Abdalla: drums | Paulo Correa: keys Martin | Demmer: guitar | Jakob Mayr: trombone | Thomas Milacher: bass | Anton Prettler: reeds
Recorded at Treehouse Studios Vienna | Mix & Recording Director: Ken Rischard Master: Martin Siewert | Fotos: Helmut Perez Mayer | Artwork: Vero Sforza
Cover Design: Rens Newland & Anton Prettler | all titles published by Jive Music, except Tr. 10 (manscript).

01. Prologue (Sherif Abdalla) 1:42 02. Insomnia (Anton Prettler) 7:05 03. Efervescencia (Martin Demmer) 1:55 04. Otra Vez (Paulo Correa) 4:53 05. In Spite Of (Paulo Correa) 6:57
06. Koyo (Anton Prettler) 5:24 07. Red Sun (Anton Prettler) 2:24 08. Horus (Anton Prettler) 5:58 09. Zarouan (S.Abdalla, P. Correa, A. Prettler) 7:48 10. Isi‘s Vegan Cheesesauce (Markus Dutka) 5:42
11. Caracol (Paulo Correa) 2:43

This production was subsidized by S.K.E.! We kindly thank this austrian social, cultural organisation (part of austro mechana)!

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Published in Barakah
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As Rens Newland's roots were in the 1960s Blues, the Electric Blues of John Mayall, Eric Clapton and in Holland Cuby & the Blizzards or Living Blues. and he always tried to keep this deep music feeling in all the projects and styles he did in the meantime, it was no big jump to get back into that and make a Blues album. He and his friend Peter Gruber (bass player) were talking now and then in the last years, that they should do such a project together! Now finally in the Corona times, they did it. Finding the right singer is not easy, but they found him: Ric Toldon is a cool american guy (is also percussionist) living in Vienna, who even met Jimi Hendrix and was around at Woodstock and when the Stones played in the USA. As drummer the young Simon Springer was their first choice, as well as Rens' main keyboard man Martin Wöss for the piano and synth additions. The basic sound is of course build on Mr. Newland's guitars, here he used some of his dearest instruments, like Gibson ES 335 and L5, Fender Strato and Tele, Godin Red Line, Parker Fly and Takamine Acoustic Steel. The Tracks show the broad possibilities of the Blues in form and sound: Delta Blues, Funkblues, Jazzblues, Rockblues, Acoustic Blues and more. Some instrumental tracks are of course also part of the concept! All the music is by the bandleader and most of the lyrcs, some are by Ric Toldon, like "Sneeky C" with humour and desperation at the same time.

01. The Balcony Blues 3:59 02. Fonky World 3:10 03. Sneeky C 3:57 04. Vienna Got The Blues 5:21 05. You‘re So Mean 5:29 06. Blues Indeed 4:22 07. Need A Wah Guitar 4:19 08. Bad Day‘s Blues 5:24 09. I‘m Sliding 4:36 10. Red White Blues 4:53

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Published in Rens Newland
Friday, 04 September 2020 06:07

Turn It On

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Luny Tune Senza Fine  Minor Truth
Peace Groovin on Dr. John One for ST
Rumpelstilzchen Balkan Flood

Erwin Schmidt, Martin Fuss, Wolfgang Pointner and Vladimir Kostadinovic are all masters of their respective instruments in any case and these four musicians have more in common than their jazz expertise: what makes The Organ Champs unbeatable as a quartet is their shared grounding in the blues. Plus that a certain funky vibe always underlies their mellow songs and solos. Their debut recording required no major advance coordination, but they simply counted themselves in and turned it on. “Turn it on” is also the name of the album, which kicks off with a vigorous drumroll! At its epicentre is the earthy, vibrant sound of the Hammond organ, a recurrent feature throughout the history of jazz that gives the music an irresistible tingling warmth. The Organ Champs also like to make forays in the direction of soul jazz and hard bop, with classics by the likes of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan or Larry Young. In their own songs, though, they skilfully bring their wide-ranging influences bang up to date. 

1. Luny Tune - 2. Senza Fine - 3. Minor Truth - 4. Peace - 5. Groovin on Dr. John - 6. One for ST - 7. Way Up North - 8. Why does it have to be so bad - 9. Sonic Boom - 10. Rumpelstilzchen - 11. Balkan Flood - 12. Are You Serious

 
 

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:33

Tribe Trio Tracks

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Silent to Strong Wild Coolness  Careful & Curious Sweet Little Devil  
Funny Smart Boy Sage & Singing Good Girl, Mad Girl  Creative Guy 
Wonderful Innocence Jolly, Tough and Tireless 
Feeling Fine Against All Odds The Steady One

These are basically trio versions of all the songs from my former "solo" album "Family Trax", which are dedicated to his people (his tribe). The first production was very precise and with emphasis on the compositions and the many different guitars. Here on these recordings he got the thing more powerful, groovy and vivid by the added drums (Oliver Gattringer) and bass (Willi Langer). It brings up other essences of the characters he describes here. it's an unusual idea indeed to release two different versions of the same material! The musical styles go from Funk and Jazz to Rock and Hip-Hop, but all in his range of taste!
Again he used a lot of different guitars out of his collection to get the right sound to each vision.

 01. Silent to Strong 02. Good Girl, Mad Girl  03. Creative Guy 04. Feeling Fine Against All Odds 05. Funny Smart Boy 06. Sweet Little Devil 07. Wonderful Innocence 08. Careful & Curious 09. The Steady One 10. Jolly, Tough and Tireless11. Wild Coolness 12. Sage & Singing 

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Published in Rens Newland
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R.E.N.E.  M.A.Y.A.  O.W.E.N.  A.S.T.R.I.D.  A.R.N.E.  S.I.E.B.R.E.N. R.O.S.Y.   D.I.E.T.Z.  R.I.V.K.A.  F.E.M.I.   Y.O.U.R.I.  I.S.I.S.

This is a very emotional, interesting and important project by guitar artists Rens Newland
With a very precise composing system he made melody modules, blocks or modules
(how you like to call it), constructed out of the names of the people of his tribe. Additionally he tried to weave their personalities, their characters,
music tastes and moods into the compositions and arrangements.
The musical styles go from Funk and Jazz to Rock and Hip-Hop, but all in his range of taste!
Again he used a lot of different guitars out of his collection to get the right sound to each vision.

 

01. R.E.N.E. - Creative Guy 02. A.S.T.R.I.D. - Feeling Fine Against All Odds 03. A.R.N.E. - The Steady One 04. S.I.E.B.R.E.N. - Funny Smart Boy 05. M.A.Y.A. - Wonderful Innocence 06. O.W.E.N. - Silent to Strong 07. R.O.S.Y. - Careful & Curious 08. D.I.E.T.Z. Jolly, Tough and Tireless 09. R.I.V.K.A. - Sweet Little Devil 10. F.E.M.I. - Good Girl, Mad Girl 11. Y.O.U.R.I. - Wild Coolness 12. .S.I.S. - Sage & Singing 

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Published in Rens Newland
Monday, 29 December 2003 23:00

!Move That Thing

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About Moving

An exciting jazz guitar/groovy rhythm concept, which shows once again the great possibilities of the guitarplayer/composer (with the band „Groovit“, feat. Willi Langer, Christian Lettner, Joris Dudli, Oliver Gattringer, Flip Philipp)

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Published in Rens Newland