Peter Broderick has announced he will follow-up his recently released seventh studio album Partners, with a new release titled Grunewald.
The forthcoming album was recorded in just one night at the Grunewald Church, a historic building on the outskirts of Berlin, and is set to be released on December 9 via Erased Tapes.
Preceding the record this week is Broderick’s beautifully minimal latest offering, Eyes Closed And Traveling. Listen to it up above.
Speaking about Grunewald, Peter Broderick explains:
In the few years between 2008 and 2011 or so, the Grunewald Church in Berlin was something of a hotspot for a group of us musicians. It started when Nils scouted it as a location in which to record The Bells and then it seemed like we were in there every month or two for a while, either for recordings or for concerts.
There was a lady living just down the street from the church, and we’d just knock on her door, give her a couple hundred Euros, and then she’d hand over the keys to the church! To be given unsupervised access in a space like that is really quite unheard of most of the time. For anyone who likes reverb, the Grunewald is a dream come true. That in combination with the beautiful old Bösendorfer piano made it the perfect place for both recording and performing.
When mixing the recordings that comprise this EP, simply titled Grunewald in homage to that old haven of ours, there were no artificial reverbs or delays used, only the natural sound of that epic space. Originally these piano recordings were released as part of a split album on a small Japanese label, and the violin piece was included on a compilation, also Japanese, but all these pieces were recorded on the same night, in the same space, and it is with great pleasure that I see them reunited for this release.