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sound-stalking through alpine & persian inflections, drum & bass oriented improvisations, remixes, dubs, ambiances,
collages & genuine creations from the work in progress of Peeni Waali and Schildpatt

featuring santur master Alan Kushan & all the other masters!

read, what others than us on the internet say about this mysterious album...
 

1. Der mit dem Derwisch tanzt - short version (Fizzè / R. Schiltknecht) 4:31
inspired by an improvisation of Alan Kushan & Roland Schiltknecht
snare drum: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Alain Apoloo
bass-hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
santur: Alan Kushan
soprano sax: Steve Gregory
cello: Raphael Zweifel
voices: Fizzè & Betty Legler
soundscapes: Fizzè

2. Kuh Sha (Fizzè / R. Schiltknecht) 3:32
inspired by an improvisation of Alan Kushan & Roland Schiltknecht
& a traditional mongol poem
vox: Gereltsogt Jamba
santur: Alan Kushan
bowed bass hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
didgeridoo: Walter Probst
alphorn: Peter Gisler
Klangkörper: Martin Spühler
soundscapes: Fizzè

3. Sha Zoo (Fizzè / R. & G. Schiltknecht) 6:51
drums: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Matt Weeks
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
tenor and soprano sax: Steve Gregory
Hammond B3 solo: Barbara Dennerlein
guitar: Hubert Osterwalder
*homage to Gentle Giant (collage: Heinz Vetsch)
flutes & soundscapes: Fizzè
plus a
s
ample from the original 1987 recording of "Bunju" by Schildpatt:
santur: Alan Kushan
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
percussion: Gabriel Schiltknecht & David Hopkins
flute: Felix Hodel
bass: Patrik Schwitter
guitar: Ljubo Majstorovic

4. Balakan (G. Schiltknecht) 4:30
drums & balafon: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass & guitar: Ljubo Majstorovic
cymbals: Heinz Vetsch
voices: Pedson Kasume, Sarah Ndagire, Atongo & Roland Schiltknecht
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
piccolo & and soundscapes: Fizzè

5. Beacon of Hope Revisited - remix 2006 (Fizzè / poem by LKJ) 7:24
snare drum: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Dennis Bovell
vox: Linton Kwesi Johnson
trombone: Rico Rodriguez
hackbrett & bass hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
mandolin: Jack Frei
guitar: Laurent Viennet
ukulele: Cédric Vuille
Hammond B3 solo: Barbara Dennerlein
milkpots, accordion, sanza,
Hammond C3 and soundscapes: Fizzè

6. Cliché Alpum  (Fizzè) 1:55
jodel: Betty Legler
trombone: Rico Rodriguez
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
accordion: Tobias Morgenstern
balafon: Gilles Rieder
ukulele: Cédric Vuille
baritone and tenor sax: Steve Gregory
tuba and euphonium: Shirley Hoffmann

7. Shapatt (R. Schiltknecht) 3:32
inspired by an improvisation of Alan Kushan & Roland Schiltknecht
bass: Heiri Känzig
santur & vox: Alan Kushan
bass-hackbrett & vox: Roland Schiltknecht
violin: Christof Brunner
soundscapes: Fizzè 

8. Tannz(apfel) (R. Schiltknecht) 4:09
drums and perc.: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Heiri Känzig
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
vox: Betty Legler
soprano sax: Steve Gregory
flutes: Fizzè 

9. Sha-King Reggae (Fizzè) 4:52
inspired by two Ostinati of Roland Schiltknecht
drums: Daniel Spahni
bass: Fizzè
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
guitars: Hubert Osterwalder
tenor & soprano sax: Steve Gregory
trombone: Rico Rodriguez
melodica, Hammond C3 organ and soundscapes: Fizzè

10. Tribal Tunsch's Hokus Pokus (Fizzè / R. Schiltknecht) 3:32
inspired by an improvisation of Alan Kushan & Roland Schiltknecht
santur: Alan Kushan
vox: Betty Legler & Roland Seger
guitars: Hubert Osterwalder
didgeridoo: Walter Probst
melodica and soundscapes: Fizzè

11. Der mit dem Derwisch tanzt  - long version (Fizzè / R. Schiltknecht) 8:14
inspired by an improvisation of Alan Kushan & Roland Schiltknecht
snare drum: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Alain Apoloo
Saadi recitation: Arash Sasan
santur: Alan Kushan
bass-hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
soprano sax: Steve Gregory
cello: Raphael Zweifel
blues harp: Martin Real
voices: Betty Legler & Fizzè
soundscapes: Fizzè

12. Dron (Lars Hollmer) 0:36
accordion: Lars Hollmer & Fizzè
recorded live at Restaurant "Heuwiese", Weite, February 2005

13. Tierfehd City (G. Schiltknecht / Fizzè) 2:29
santur: Alan Kushan
bowed bass hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
balafon: Gabriel Schiltknecht
alphorn: Peter Gisler
didgeridoo: Walter Probst
höömij (throatvocals): Gereltsogt Jamba, Ganburged Bukhchuluun, Orkhonbaatar Chinbat, Dorjnyam Shinetsog
soundscapes: Fizzè

14. Canabeat (Fizzè) 8:02
inspired by a basspattern of Hubert Osterwalder
drums: Giulio Carcaiso
bass: Heiri Känzig
vox: Linus and Andri de Bros
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
guitar: Hubert Osterwalder
höömij (throatvocals): Gereltsogt Jamba, Ganburged Bukhchuluun, Orkhonbaatar Chinbat, Dorjnyam Shinetsog
keyboards and soundscapes: Fizzè

15. Landung auf Bunju (R. & G. Schiltknecht) 4:29
drums: Gabriel Schiltknecht
bass: Matt Weeks
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
soprano sax: Steve Gregory
Hammond B 3 organ: Barbara Dennerlein
guitar: Hubert Osterwalder
flutes & soundscapes: Fizzè

16. Alpini Waali (Fizzè) 3:21
bass: Sylvain Gagnon
hackbrett: Roland Schiltknecht
pedal steel guitar: Jack Frei
morin khuur (cello): Ts. Batgerel
 yoochin (hammered dulcimer): Z. Selenge
limbe (flute):  Ch. Enkhjargal
shudraga/shanz: (violin/"banjo"): S. Sarangerel
acordion, Hammond C3 organ, ukulele: Fizzè

 

 

arranged, recorded, mixed and produced by Fizzè
at Mensch Studio
additional recordings were made
at the Schildpatt House
in the Alps
in Jamaika
in Paris
in Ghana
in Hongkong
in England
in München
in Neuchâtel
and in some places I forgot...

cover designed by Petra Kahle-Stark
mastering by H.J. Meier / Tonspur, Utznach

*samples for the homage to Gentle Giant have been culled from the body of their work (www.gentlegiantmusic.com)
merci à Olivier Vuille pour le bon mot au bon moment et l'élément de son, cher Water
thanks to Tom Zoa-Leuenberger, Veit Stauffer and Heinz Vetsch for good advice
Dank an Regula Langemann und Suna Yamaner von Metapuls (gewaltfreie Kommunikation)
Dank und Respekt an unsere Familien, die uns mit ihrer Treue und wertvollen Geduld unterstützt haben
&
of course, thanks to my ever family, the musicians
special thanks and respect to Linton Kwesi Johnson without whom this CD would not have been released
 

all tracks c & p 2006, Mensch Edition
except lyrics of "Beacon of Hope", LKJ music publishers Ltd.
"Dron" by Lars Hollmer, copyright control
Barbara Dennerlein appears courtesy of Bebab Records, www.barbaradennerlein.com

 

Special notice for radio-stations: since most of the pieces are "embedded" (crossfaded), we offer individual mixes of each tune, if you so request
(please contact us: mensch - ät - mensch3000.ch

Special notice for movie-producers:  we are obliged to mix genuine versions for your customised needs

 

other CD's available of Roland and Gabriel Schiltknecht's "Schildpatt":
- Schildpatt ("Bunju" - 1987)
- Steinsam (Hackbrett solo - 1996)
- Tunsch (AGR 011 - 1998)
- Bann (Schiltknecht Trio - 2006)

other CD's available of Peeni Waali:
- "The Dawn of Peeni Waali" (1989), AGR 004
- "The Return of Peeni Waali" (1997), AGR 009
- "The Eve of Peeni Waali" (1999/2000), 2 CD/AGR 013
- "Kulu Hatha Mamnua" (1996), AGR 008

 

 


 

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