When his album “Free Mind” appeared in the year 2000, probably no one suspected that the title was meant quite literally: whether it be guitar music, New Age, jazz or minimal music – music knows no boundaries for Axel Schultheiss. Following the atmospheric musical soundscapes colored with discreet electronic daubs, the Swabian artist has returned to purely acoustic guitar sounds for his third album, “The Uplift”. He renders instrumental works with sensitive intensity, broad dynamics and captivating passion, with the idea of communicating “images with sounds” and the message of “beauty and strength” to his listeners. He demonstrates the sheer dimensions of his imagination and creativity in 15 of his own compositions, but also in the surprising interpretation of two folk songs, “Hänschen klein” and “Im Frühtau”. “I fell in love with the acoustic guitar once again,” says Schultheiss in the liner notes. His listeners will no doubt feel exactly the same way about “The Uplift”.
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Axel Schultheiß: acoustic guitar