“Shadows Documents” is the first album by Stefan Schneider and myself. It was released by Bureau B.
Stefan Schneider (bass and electronics) is a founder member of ex-KREIDLER and TO ROCOCO ROT. He has worked with such diverse musicians as Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster), Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, NEU!), Hans-Joachim Irmler (Faust), Arto Lindsay, Bill Wells, Hauschka, The Pastels, St. Etienne and Alexander Balanescu.
Under the auspices of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi and the UNESCO, we have spent a fair amount of time in Kenya in recent years. As we travelled the country, we recorded rare, traditional music in different locations, subsequently releasing two albums of unembellished field recordings to document our findings.Those recordings turned into 2 albums released by Honest Jons Records: “Mukunguni” and “Rangala”.
“Shadows Documents” is strongly inspired by our recording trips to Kenya but we did not use any field recordings that we collected on our trips to Kenya. All tracks were recorded in Hamburg and Düsseldorf.