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Starfish64: With fascinating dreamprog!

Starfish64 - Scattered Pieces Of Blue

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».

Tracklist:

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

Line-up:

Dieter Hoffmann: Voice, keyboards & programming, guitars

Henrik Kropp: Drums, cymbals (6)

   With:

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)

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7413 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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