The album was produced with an inspiration from a book “Walden; or, Life in the Woods” written by an American author/philosopher Henry David Thoreau. “Walden; or, Life in the Woods” writes about Henry’s nearly two years of experience living in a forest, and compresses the time into a single calendar year. Henry portrays a nature he encountered very lively, and on the other hand he quotes about blistering criticism of a civilized society.
Jochen has self-released 2 EPs under different name “Autumn Of Pækward”, which he plays a characteristic spacy synthesizer sound, and the album “Walden” will be the new release since then. In his new release, some similarity in sounds from his previous releases can be heard, but more classical elements with an elegant sound of piano and strings effects the emotions in the calmness of ambient electronica music background. Jochen interprets Henry’s philosophy and the joys of nature into music composition. A film director, actor, and narrator Dieter Bellmann performs poetry reading very impressively in “the bean-field”.
Jochen explains Dieter as “His voice is dark and ephemeral, and his voice is perfect to read ‘Walden’”, and his solemn and deep voice invites listeners into the story. “the ponds”, the beautiful harmony of arpeggio sounds of piano and Willy Son’s clear voice echoes throughout a Walden Lake. “brute beighbors”, with the whispering voice of Manfred Kroog and the layered string sounds brings a melancholy of autumn season. At last, “spring”, Fräulein Laura’s angel voice expresses a sign of warm spring in a forest. Throughout the album, listeners can think nostalgically of the beauty of nature from a season’s transition, about Lakeside at Walden, and feel the happiness of harmonious combination with nature.
Jochen Tiberius Koch Born in 1983, from Leipzig, Germany. A composer and a devotee of sounds, who loves all frequencies (especially low frequency) and who has various (non-)musically outputs. His music consists with bewilderment and harmony, and brings pleasurable melancholy.
Jochen Tiberius Koch
02. the bean-field
03. the ponds
04. baker farm
05. higher laws
06. brute neighbors
07. former inhabitants; and winter visitors
08. winter animals
09. the pond in winter