Konzert: Mikal Cronin / Shannon Lay

Mikal Cronin

Am 10. Februar 2020 kommt Mikal Cronin mit seiner Band zum allerersten Mal nach München!

Vorher, am 25. Oktober 2019, wird Mikal Cronin (ansonsten auch als langjährigen Begleiter von Ty Segall bekannt) nach über 4-jähriger Album-Pause seine neue LP „Seeker“ veröffentlichen, die von Jason Quever in L.A. aufgenommen wurde.

Die Zeit seit seinem letzten Album war von diversen Schaffenskrisen begleitet. In Mikal Cronins eigenen Worten:

„I was stuck. I’d had a rough few years. Relationships end, begin, and end again. I had to stay active, tour with other bands, make music through various other avenues—writer’s block is real and it can crush you, scratching at an itch you can’t quite get. I needed to clean up, to stop leaning on external crutches to get through the anxiety. I needed to grow the fuck up.

I needed a change.

I went to the woods, to Idyllwild, a small town in the mountains of southern California. I spent a month in a cabin there, alone with my cat, Ernie. It was so quiet and peaceful. I got weird looks at the store. I got bug bites that didn’t heal for months. I walked around a small lake a few times. I wrote. I took literally something that’s usually a hypothetical, something every artist thinks about doing. It worked: A large majority of Seeker was written and demoed there.

But then I had to go, immediately. An arsonist had sparked a series of fires and the woods exploded. I saw the flames coming up the hill as I packed up all my instruments and recording equipment. Ernie hid under the bed and was the last to go. I got him in the car just as the police came up the street to help with evacuations. I ended up home in LA a few days early; a small blessing because I was losing my mind a bit.

Once I was back, I was ready to make something. I needed help. I found Jason [Quever] and his studio. I collected as many friends as I could and brought them in to record live with me. I needed the energy of a group of people in a room playing together—a simple concept but one that I had never tried with my own songs. Most of the record is backed by Ty Segall’s Freedom Band. I play bass in this band. We had been touring and playing together for a long run over a few years, so it seemed natural to stick together.

I aimed for nature. I wanted organic sounds. I wanted to bring you into the room. Jason and I talked about The Beatles’ White Album a lot when placing mics. I brought a charred pine cone from the woods to the studio, just in case it would help. Fire—specifically its cycle of purging and reseeding the landscape—is a central theme to the record. Death and rebirth.

I was looking for something: answers, direction, peace. I am the seeker.“

 

Special Guest: Shannon Lay

***präsentiert vom Musikexpress, MusikBlog und ByteFM

10.02.2020 // Einlass: 19:00 // Beginn: 20:00

VVK: 16,00 € zzgl. Geb. // AK: 19,00 €

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