For Schrammel & Slide, the number 7 has a special meaning. For seven years they took a break and now they released their seventh album and invited seven musicians to contribute. For their “sieben/seven” album, the two Mannheim musicians dug into a rich trove of experience.
They show their total class with an imaginative mix of styles ranging from American roots music and European traditional, to Indian-meditative sounds, Hawaiian “sugar music” or modern grooving lounge tracks like “Funky
Domra”. Schrammel & Slide also generate a fascinating sound show with a great number of different string instruments from all over the world. Thanks to lots of virtuosic performance and a twinkle-in-the-eye smile, these two have the knack of putting “nonsense and depth of meaning” onto the same track. In the final analysis, “sieben/seven” is not only a special number for this formidable duo, but also a lucky number for fans of acoustic music with a broad horizon.
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Hans Reffert: guitar, dobro
Adax Dörsam: guitar, banjo, sitar, domra, cuatro, ukulele, mandoline
Matthias Dörsam: saxophon, clarinet, flute
Claus Boesser-Ferrari: guitar
Thomas Tscheschner: bass
Mani Neumeier: loop, percussion
Harald Heinl: drums, percussion