As a child I was fascinated by starfish and when I recently discover the band Starfish 64 I become fascinated by their music. The band released the album Scattered Pieces Of Blue I may, and consist of Dieter Hoffmann: Voice, keyboards & programming, guitars, Henrik Kropp, Martin Pownall and Dominik Suhl. In addition they are supported by 11 musicians and a choir on the album. The music is labeled as Dreamprog by maestro Hoffman.
Starfish64 was established in 2006 by German singer-songwriter Dieter Hoffmann. Originally intended to be a vehicle for his solo-work, Starfish64 began recording and publishing in the singer-songwriter genre at first. Over the years, however, sound and compositions shifted more and more towards progressive and new art rock. Dieter Hoffmann and has since 2006 been accompanied by various musicians from all over Europe.
Scattered Pieces Of Blue was recorded between December 2020 and January 2022 at 51st Woodhouse Lane/Germany. Some remote recording took place at our fellow traveler’s home studios.
The album was edited and mixed by Dieter Hoffmann at 51st Woodhouse lane in early 2022.
All music and lyrics by Dieter Hoffmann
Arrangements by starfish64
Artwork directed by Henrik Kropp
Photos by Dieter Hoffmann, Henrik Kropp.
Additional licence free images and artwork from Pixabay and Stockfreeimages.
Says, «We would like to thank everybody who contributed to this album and all the beautiful people around the globe, who are spreading the word on the world wide web. Special thanks go out to all the editors who reviewed and mostly praised our albums in the past, all the DJs who played us on their internet radio shows and the shops that keep selling our stuff».
1. Blue Piece (Of Something In The Air) (3:54)
2. Birdsong (4:46)
3. Sunrise Over The Weathered Roofs Of Platania (2:59)
4. Forget Me Not (3:51)
5. Blue Piece (Reprise) (1:51)
6. Happiness (3:56)
7. The Utopia Suite 7. Time‘s Up Utopia (9:31)
8. Intersection One (2:49)
9. Number Forty-Five (3:55)
10. Space Junk (3:46)
Total Time 41:18
Dieter Hoffmann: Voice, keyboards & programming, guitars
Henrik Kropp: Drums, cymbals (6)
Martin Pownall: Bass (1, 4, 7, 9, 10), electric guitar (4), additional keyboards (4, 7), backing vocals (4)
Didier Mollart: Backing vocals (1, 4, 7)
Tobias Kassühlke: Bass & solo guitar (2)
Annalei: Pencils (2)
Jörg Hoffmann: Acoustic (3) & electric guitars (3, 9), acoustic & electric guitar solos (10)
Julie Pownall: Backing vocals (4)
Dyko: Voice (5)
Jan Thiede: Acoustic guitars (6)
Christian Wahl: Flugelhorn (6)
Dominik Suhl: Acoustic & electric guitar, guitar solo (7)
Eddy SR: Moog solo (8)
S3E3: Voice (8)
The choir of true believers: Backing vocals (9)
Major T. : Distant vibes (10)