Golden Spheres

golden_spheres_coverThis new digital release by one of Germany´s most exciting bands SCHMIDS HUHN follows their highly acclaimed self titled debut LP and comes with an exclusive physical Poster artwork by musician/artist Örn Ingo Unnsteinsson.
Only three microphones have been used to capture the intimate soundscapes and miraculous blending of the quartet.
Eleven originals imbued with five rotating spheres create an image that might let you think of the 1960s Cool Jazz era but in the same moment pushes you in the present times by incorporating avant-garde elements in a highly creative and fluent manner.
Schmid’s Huhn has been very active on the scene in the last couple of years. Besides playing concerts and festivals in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands Schmid’s Huhn won the composition award and the prize for best soloist at the Tremplin Jazzfestival in Avignon. They have also been nominated for the „New German Jazz-prize in 2013 and 2015“.

digital album incl. exclusive physical Poster artwork with personal Download Code for hi res audio (incl Sales Tax)
Price(EUR): €9.99


Now also available as special “2016 10th Anniversary Bundle” including shoebill music´s first release: Hyperactive Kid´s debut CD from 2006
(for only €02.16 extra – while supplies last.)
digital album incl. exclusive physical Poster artwork with personal Download Code for hi res audio (incl Sales Tax)+ Hyperactive Kid CD “2016 10th Anniversary Bundle” (incl Sales Tax)
Price(EUR): €11.15


Stefan Karl Schmid

- tenor sax, clarinet
Leonard Huhn- alto sax, clarinet
Stefan Schoenegg- bass
Fabian Arends- drums

Album Tracklist:
FALLING (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:59
WEISS AUF SCHWARZ (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:34
TURN LEFT AT 4TH STREET (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:52
SPHERE #1 (Stefan Karl Schmid) 00:46
LELAND (Stefan Karl Schmid) 06:36
SPHERE #2 (Stefan Karl Schmid) 00:58
BIOMECHANOID (Leonhard Huhn) 05:21
WEDDING SONG (for B. Bartók) (Stefan Karl Schmid) 03:58
SPHERE #3 (Stefan Karl Schmid) 00:55
MESSIAEN’S MOOD (Stefan Karl Schmid) 07:06
UNTERM GRUENEN H (Leonhard Huhn) 04:54
SPHERE #4 (Stefan Karl Schmid) 00:40
SEX & TEARS (Leonhard Huhn) 05:07
PMP (Leonhard Huhn) 02:49
HDB (Stefan Karl Schmid) 04:54
SPHERE #5 (Stefan Karl Schmid) 01:10

Produced by Stefan Karl Schmid & Leonhard Huhn
Recorded by Oliver Bergner at Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Cologne June 2-4, 2015
Mixed and Mastered by Oliver Bergner at Hansahaus Studio, Bonn
Photos Peter Tümmers
Design by Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson
Executive Producer: Johannes Haage

Digital Album incl. limited edition exclusive physical Poster Artwork by Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson.


Also available: 12′ LP Schmid´s Huhn