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Thursday, 11 July 2024 07:17

VINYL here available now! Still Waiting for Better Days

Feeling Fine Against All Odds Better Days' Blues  I'm Normal
Georgia on my Mind Got the Blues in my Shoes The Bright Side of the Blues
Now You Wanna Come Back Home Sliding Thru Life



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This is the 2nd album of Fuse Bluezz! Rens Newland's roots were the Blues! Way back in the 60s in Holland. His journey went over Experimental Pop, Fusion, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Studio, etc.. But he loves  to come back to these roots now and then!  Co-initiator of the project is Peter Gruber, from whome came a lot of input and inspiritation and who plays the bass here! Vocals are again taken over by Ric Toldon! Drummer  is the young Simon Springer. Keyboard man Martin Wöss added some piano and synth additions. Again the basic sound is of course build on Mr. Newland's guitars, here he uses some of his dearest instruments, like Gibson Les Paul custom,  ES 335 and L5, Fender Strato and Tele, Godin Red Line, Parker Fly and Takamine Acoustic Steel. The tracks once more show the broad possibilities of the Blues in form and sound: Delta Blues, Funkblues, Jazzblues, Rockblues 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 are, one is by Ric Toldon and one by Lional Lodge, a former partner of Mr. Newland.

All titles recorded at ORANGE STUDIO Vienna - in Corona Times 2021, except A.04, which was recorded live at music club REIGEN(Vienna). As a follow-up for our album „Blues Indeed“ - (Jive Music JM-2100) we spared these tracks for the better days to come after Corona! That didn’t really work: other catastrophies came direct with it and after it! So it stays a „hoping and waiting“... All music was produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by Rens Newland
Mastering by Hans Zinkl,  Band photos by Ziggy Miller, cover design by Rens Newland for GRFX 

A 01.Feeling Fine Against All Odds*(words & music by Rens Newland) 4:29 A 02.Better Days' Blues (composed by Rens Newland) 3:57 A 03.I'm Normal*(words by Lionel Lodge, music by Rens Newland) 5:03 A 04.Georgia on my Mind (Hoagy Carmichael /Stuart Gorrell) - instrumental 3:31 B 01.Got the Blues in my Shoes*(words & music by Rens Newland) 4:03 B 02.The Bright Side of the Blues (composed by Rens Newland) 4:59 B 03.Now You Wanna Come Back Home*(w. : Ric Toldon, m. : Rens Newland)4:17 B 04.Sliding Thru Life (composed by Rens Newland) 3:42

Cover design by Rens Newland for GRFX

listed in : Rens Newland
Friday, 07 April 2023 08:19

The Miles Mode

The Other World Slowwalker Auf der Kippe Splatch Blue Extent Point Out Ois Blues oder wos Stretch Your Mind Bouncin' on the Beat


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Recorded live at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria, Jan. 2023,.
As one of the pioneers in the European Jazz Rock/Fusion Jazz movement in the 70s, of course OSTINATO was also inspired by Miles Davis. Each of the individual band members in their own way: Tommy Böröcz was clearly impressed by Billy Cobham's rock drumming style, Andi Steirer was enthused by the role percussion started to play in groove music, Rens Newland really loved the approach of John McLaughlin. The musicians who joined later, such as Robert Riegler and Robert Schönherr, certainly included Miles in their playing, directly or indirectly through Joe Zawinul. Likewise, the ostinato horn section uses the same insights that Miles gained for the start of a more global, cosmopolitan style of playing. At this concert the group presented a selection of their own inspirational works from their albums, as well as some adaptions of Miles Davis tunes.

listed in : Ostinato
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 10:48

Slowwalker (CD or VINYL)

Slowwalker Musical Prostitution 
Que Vida, Me Querida Galactic Jazzdance On a Cold Summerday Straight On Chili Con Carne




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This is the second album of the Funk/Fusion/Latin Jazz band. At this time the status of the group was quite settled, after the time of big festivals like Velden and Wiesen in Austria. The band is touring at least two times a year, mostly in the german speaking part of Europe: Austria, Switserland, Germany.

listed in : Ostinato
Monday, 06 March 2023 08:18

Singles, Grooves & Memories

WAR - what is it good for? Lovin you Vienna Got The Blues Frisky Frog Funk Sibirian Husky Voodoo Guy Having Real Fun Like the Lakes Two Roots Baddest Beat in Town Fingerflow 1 - Nylon in A 




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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.

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

Wie das Leben so spielt

Choro Pandemia Regentanz Get it
Wie das Leben so spielt 90:40 Am Teich Relax Max Lockdown Minor-Blues Ganz bei mir Damit a Ruah is!





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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.

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Thursday, 13 January 2022 08:52


Insomnia Efervescencia Otra Vez In Spite Of Koyo Red Sun Horus Zarouan Isi‘s Vegan Cheesesauce Caracol





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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.

listed in : Barakah
Sunday, 12 September 2021 07:44

Blues Indeed (w. Fuse Bluezz feat. Ric Toldon)

The Balcony Blues Fonky World  Sneeky C Vienna Got The Blues You‘re So Mean Blues Indeed Need A Wah Guitar Bad Day‘s Blues I‘m Sliding Red White Blues





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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!

listed in : Rens Newland
Friday, 14 May 2021 21:07

Trance of Noiz

Matrix Mussorgsky Club Street Doll. The Devil and the Nomad Do Da Doo Awake. Trance of Noiz Matrix PX Hongkong Tavern Mirror Me





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The third solo album of Andi Steirer, the highly gifted and perfect percussion-player/soloist from Austria!
He doesn‘t just play the percussion, he IS percussion! So he also invented the Body-Drumming! Here on this concept album he presents himself as a composer, too. It was recorded and produced by his fellow Ostinato musician Rens Newland. What we get here is 100 percent percussion, full power beats and colourful, diversified music. Meant to dance on or to just listen and dream away. A main influence for these recordings - besides Jazz and Funk – was his affinity with Tech House, which also popped up in his preceding album. The songs are arranged very precisely and feature some saxophones (Thomas Kugi), some alto flutes (Heinz von Hermann), several guitars (Rens Newland) and some high trumpets (Josef Burchartz). Partly the tracks are JUST percussion with underlaid beats, out of a series of percussion works you can also find on his recent EP “Perc House X”. A rich statement of the Austrian master percussionist.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:33

Tribe Trio Tracks

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



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These are basically trio versions of all the songs from my former "solo" album "Family Trax", which are dedicated to his people (his tribe).

listed in : Rens Newland
Thursday, 03 October 2019 19:26

Family Trax - 12 guitar dedications to my tribe

Audiosamples (click to start & stop):
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.


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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. I.S.I.S. - Sage & Singing 

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