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The Picturebook – Corrina Corrina

Making friends on tour definitely pays off and the result of one of these friendships can be witnessed in another stunning collaboration between power duo The Picturebooks and Neil Fallon from stoner rock legends Clutch.

 Fynn and Philipp know how to keep themselves busy and after not being able to tour, they used their studio and all the excessive time and energy to realize some very challenging and fun projects!

With their new single Corrina Corrina they go down to where they feel most comfortable, the bare bones of the blues and joining them on this eerie trip is no other but Neil Fallon on vocals.

The collaboration also features an incredible performance by Dave Dinsmore, bassist for the desert rock godfather, Brant Bjork!

The band´s comment on the song:

«This was a dream come true! I mean – come on – Neil f*****g Fallon from Clutch and Dave Dinsmore from Brant Bjork join us on this track??!!!!!».

«We love how the song turned out and we LOVE how much Neil and Dave gave for this song and that they’re so happy with the outcome!».

«That´s what music can do, it can be a bridge, even in a time where we can´t travel…nothing can stop us from making music!».

What Neil Fallon has to say about the collaboration:

«Clutch toured with The Picturebooks in 2018. It was a great tour and we got along really well with Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink».

A few months back I received an email from them, inviting me to sing on a track they recorded. I was flattered and I loved the track. The lyrics are my spin on the old American standard Corrina, Corrina. Hopefully one day we will be able to perform this on a real stage with a real audience!

Dave Dinsmore also speaks up and comments as follows:

“I was living in Kreuzberg, walking home one day and randomly saw Fynn, Phillip and Claus hanging out at a local record shop (Core-Tex Records) ».

«We started talking, snapped some photos with the Core-Tex guys and decided we would meet up later for a skate-session at E-LOK Bowl.».

«As soon as I got home, I got a text from Claus asking me if I would want to record some bass on a song they were working on. I didn’t hesitate – of course I was down to jam with these dudes!».

«I invited them over later that day, and we laid down some tracks right there in my apartment.  I hadn´t touched a bass in more than a year and this particular fender precision bass of mine hadn´t even been opened yet. We recorded everything straight into a DI Box over my lousy speakers and only went through the song like 4 times. Never wrote anything down – just magically happened».

«Later I would learn that Neil Fallon from Clutch would be singing on the song I played, which was an awesome surprise.  We ended the day with a rad skate session with the gang from Barrio Skate Shop. It was one of the most serendipitous, best days I’ve had in a really long time, surrounded by positive people and some of my favorite things – skating and music».

Inspired from this session, the band is currently writing material for their 2019’s follow-up The Hands Of Time.

The Picturbooks is:

Fynn Grabke – Guitars, Vocals

Philipp Mirtschink – Drums

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5231 Artikler)
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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