Jan Roth is a tinkerer - with heart, brain and hands he draws a line on piano, drums and computer through an awkward world in a tilted position: his musical universe. In addition he is keen of the numbers 3, 7, 9 and 11.
Since the release of his debut album "L.O.W.", the fond tribute to the sunny side of melancholy, he had many irons in the fire. Everywhere and nowhere between jazz, classic, pop and electronic music this sympathetic man is strolling about the keyboard back and forth. Only to lookif there possibly is some more space between white and black keys.
With a lightness borrowed from jazz Roth is on the go in all set-ups, by himself or as a quartet. The tracks on this EP for example were recorded live in the foursome set-up in Erfurt's technological museum and find a proper counterpart to the pleasantly badly built and quirky surroundings of this place. Next to two pieces from "L.O.W." Roth presents the not yet released track "März". In a reworked, broken-up form the music evolves their real beauty and even so come back to its core. In the end - this joke may be allowed - it must work nakedly on a grand piano at the campfire. And it does.
Jan Roth Quartett:
Jan Roth - CP70
Paul Tetzlaff - drums
Marcel Aue - MPC
Niklas Kraft - Synth
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