© Andreas Jakwerth und Stephan Sprache
Songlines mit Ian Fisher & Hello Piedpiper
It's been more than a decade since Ian Fisher left his home state of Missouri and moved to Europe, changing his life and music forever. With songs that combine an international lyrical perspective and the musical influences of a globetrotter with Americana roots, Fisher has been constantly on the road since his emigration, writing over a thousand and a half songs and playing hundreds of concerts in Europe, North America and Africa. His fourteen independently released albums have been praised by media outlets such as Rolling Stone, which called him one of the new Americana artists to know, and his 2018 album Idle Hands as "half Americana and half Abbey Road-worthy pop." With his latest album, American Standards, Fisher "taps into a sound that's at once moving and different" (Glide Magazine), further breaking the singer-songwriter mold with a collection of socially-conscious and diverse songs that alternate between acoustic, stripped-down arrangements and full-band performances. Americana Highways writes, "What's immediately striking about Ian Fisher is how he manages to mix the gold pan of his natural Missouri-Americana nuggets with his now-migrated Euro-pop chops to create a Euro-Americana hybrid showcase." Like the artist himself, Fisher's music reverberates far across genres and countries.
In April 2020, Hello Piedpiper released his new work, "Oxygen," as an EP and is finally continuing his concert tours. Again released on KF Records, again mixed by Matthjis Herder (Black Atlantic, Black Oak). Again with Lukas Hoffmann on drums and Guido Sprenger on bass. Microphones, piano rooms, mixing desks and even instruments were borrowed from friends. Most of the recordings were self-produced. This was important for the freedom of the songs and the time-consuming experimentation and arrangement phases, which he could not have afforded in the studio despite funding from the city of Cologne. The 4 songs fit in well with the album "The Raucous Tide", the "cinematic Artpop" touches can still be found, also the harmonies in the vocals, also the sound density, but Bacchet looks a bit in new directions here, replaces acoustic guitar to a large extent with electric, works more with piano sounds, Fender Rhodes, and this time also uses beautiful synthesizers. The 4 songs are a bit rougher and poppier, but still remain true to the Hello Piedpiper sound.
table of 2: 20,00 €
table of 4: 40,00 €