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Jazzanova are proud to announce their next full length, The Pool, is due for release via their own Sonar Kollektiv on June 29th 2018. It is their most mature and musical album yet and welcomes a host of talented collaborators including Jamie Cullum, Ben Westbeech, Pete Josef, Rachel Sermanni, Olivier St Louis, Paul Randolph and many more. 

They might not have put out an album in the last decade, but by no means have Jazzanova been out of the picture. Instead members Alex Barck, Claas Brieler, Axel Reinemer, Jürgen von Knoblauch and Stefan Leisering have been focussing on a diverse range of projects, as well as becoming parents. From running their JRS studio to A&Ring a wealth of new talent for their Jazzanova label via for producing others and, of course, continuing to play their unique live shows around the world, they are as immersed in music as ever. 

Although none of the band are trained musicians, the new album is their most mature, musical and accomplished yet. It features a wealth of guests who bring their own distinctive flavours, but still retains a real sense of Jazzanova’s own musical identity—something that combines neo-soul, jazz, indie and pop songwriting with their unique knack for sampling and serious skills on everything from synth to piano, vibes to trombone, flugelhorn to guitar. The Pool evolved from various loose jam sessions and playful hours in the studio. It means there is no restrictive overall theme, but the album very much flows from one track to the next, mixing up synthesised sounds, samples and real instrumentation to paint a colourful overall picture that is utterly captivating. 

This most sophisticated Jazzanova album starts with the broody moods and jumbled drums of ‘Now (L.O.V.E. and You & I - Part 2)’ feat. Oddisee, before the sombre chords and forlorn vocals of Rachel Sermanni on ‘Rain Makes The River’ carry you away. The heaviness subsides with Pete Josef’s upbeat soulful stylings on ‘Follow Your Feet’ then the sunny hip hop of ‘No 9’ feat. KPTN, who delivers great verses over crisp live drums. ‘Sincere’ feat Noah Slee is a bristling mix of synth textures, bumping beats and swinging percussion and ‘Slow Rise’ then sinks down into insular moods thanks to the pained and intimate vocals of David Lemaitre.

The heavy hearted piano of ‘Let’s Live Well’ is truly tender before Jamie Cullum’s rousing vocals transport you to a more positive place, and ‘Everything I Wanted’ feat Charlotte OC is a dynamic blizzard of drums, trombones and percussion that has crystal clear vocals cutting through it all to bring real emotion. Olivier St Louis delivers gorgeous modern soul on the propulsive ‘Heatwave’ and frequent collaborator Paul Randolph brings vulnerable vocals to the shimmering chord vamps of ‘It’s Beautiful.’ The breezy seaside bliss of ‘I’m Still Here’ feat Edward Vanzet and wonderfully catchy, carefree pop of ‘Summer Keeps On Passing Me By’ feat Ben Westbeech close the album out and complete a beautiful journey that effortless takes you through a range of moods and grooves. Each vibrant track makes a big impact and stays with you long after it’s finished playing. 

The Pool is an album that proves Jazzanova are still very much making and breaking their own set of rules, and it marks the start of a major new chapter in their long and storied career. 

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released June 29, 2018

Jazzanova are Alex Barck, Claas Brieler, Jürgen von Knoblauch, Stefan Leisering &
Axel Reinemer.

Mastered by Calyx Mastering, Berlin.
Artwork by Jonathan Calugi.
Product management by Oliver Glage.

(P) & (C) 2018 Sonar Kollektiv. SK350CD/illicity. LC01200. GEMA. Made in the EU. All rights reserved.
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Jazzanova is many things to many different people. For more than fifteen years the eclectic collective from Berlin has been busy producing, composing, arranging, remixing, DJing and generally shaping our musical world – in the clubs, on the air, in the studio, live on stage, and with their label Sonar Kollektiv.

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Track Name: Rain Makes The River feat. Rachel Sermanni
YOU CAN HIDE THE STORM INSIDE BUT I CAN SEE THE RAIN FALL
I SEE IT ALL
YOU CAN KEEP IT ALL FOR SLEEP BUT I CAN SEE YOU TOSS AND TURN I FEEL YOU BURN
TEMPER TEMPER I CAN TAKE DESASTER IN YOUR WAKE I’M WITH YOU
I LOVE YOU STILL
YOU EXPECT THAT I WILL TURN TURN AWAY
I’M WITH YOU AND ILL STAY
I’LL STAY
YOU MIGHT TELL THE STORY WELL
BUT TRUTH CAN ONLY EVER BE YOUR OWN
YOU’VE ALWAYS KNOWN
CLOSE YOUR EYES FROM THE DARKLING SKIES I REMAIN A CLEAR BLUE
TO HOLD ONTO
TEMPER TEMPER I CAN TAKE DESASTER IN YOUR WAKE I’M WITH YOU
I LOVE YOU STILL
YOU EXPECT THAT I WILL TURN TURN AWAY
I’M WITH YOU AND ILL STAY
I’LL STAY
IF RAIN MAKES THE RIVER RAIN NEEDS TO FALL
I’M WITH YOU
SEE IT ALL
IF RAIN MAKES THE RIVER RAIN NEEDS TO FALL
I’M WITH YOU
SEE IT ALL
Track Name: Follow Your Feet feat. Pete Josef
Verse 1
Something borrowed
Something blue
Taking the old dance
Making it all brand new
Take my sorrow and
Teach me
Throw me a lifeline
Come on and lead me
Home, where my heart is
The warmth of thousand suns
The sweet familiar
Soul of my kindred beings
Be free
The many a people passing this way
You’d say / Your welcome to stay

Pre-Chorus 1
Beauty guarantee’d
Wrapped in ribbons please
Take a picture perfect painting of reality

Chorus
It’s so good
So good
Your welcome anytime, follow your feet oh



Verse 2
Crazy lovers
They do roam
Picking a lifestyle
On the wind they blow
Travelling brothers
Show me
(You say) We’re never too old
To fly away from
Here, where your heart beats
Build ya field of dreams where-
Wherever you want
Find love
True Love
Pick a patch you like and
Paint a scene

Pre-Chorus 2
Beauty guaranteed
Made of paper please
Send a picture postcard painting of reality
Track Name: No. 9 feat. KPTN
1 AM, a KPTN fine

Send the sisters to No. 9

(No. 9)


VERSE 1:

It’s not about hoping

It’s not about wishing, you see

When you’re losing out, you’re losing out…….


Now tell me where the drinks are

I’ve been roaming 2nd floor, ah

I’ve been checking 4th floor, ah

Sneaking in, with the head in - deuces!


Red Baywatch — still she a feminist

Pig tails, big t, here’s a chauvinist

Betting on Butler back at the seminar

Chief Kief and cheese but she gon’ take it all


Winter, coming

All the guys form the north they just keep mumbling

All the Mexican dolls which that they’d done him

Tories and tuition, a fortune worth nothing



1 AM, a KPTN fine

Send the sisters to No. 9

(No. 9)


BRIDGE:

Bring it up…

Send it up…


VERSE 2:

I couldn’t give less fucks, I give a lot

Three story house in Brixton cost a lot

Fund the funders, yeah, I’m not the Rawls type

I like my freedom just but just the wrong type


Met her twice: bathroom and reception

Having drinks over Michel and elections

Her head stuck in the ceiling

Traveling Myanmar, I guess she missed the meaning


Winter, coming

The guys from the north just had a run-in

All the Mexican dolls wish that they’d done him

Now it’s back to the gin and hopefully get it running


Now it’s three more stories to climb and make a hit

All you ever wanted but nah you never did

Pulling out like the Tories -

That’s another story….


(Charles Maus

Charles Maus)



(I’m up!)
Track Name: Sincere feat Noah Slee
What you want from me
Can’t read your intention your vibe
I’m not sure you know I don’t swing your way
Trying to remember when you stepped into my life
Don’t need no palm reader to tell me something misguided Don’t need you colluding with the minds of my friends Greeting me like we got history, a bond that can’t be broken Wish it was as easy as knowing your a friend
HOOK::::
Who said it was easy to trust I know your not sincere
i got suspended when I gave my whole heart I lost my whole heart in a hole I’m stuck
You got what you want from me
You’ve climbed up the ladder
I’m caught up not giving a damn
And I know your still searching for a connection that stands the test What’s it worth when you have no one to cheers your glass with
In a pit with the vultures, fighting for truth and satisfaction Your in to deep
Track Name: Slow Rise feat. David Lemaitre
seven days in the lighthouse
slay the dragon with your eyebrows
sunday came and you lost your song
holding hands with the darkside
running all the red lights
round and round
and you didn’t know why
another day another holy illusion
it’s like you’re breathing underwater
and if you try to tell the sky from the ocean
true love is unlearning
it’s a slow rise
you’re slowly returning
this is your story
you’re still unlearning
you left your teeth in the classroom
gave your shadow to the black moon
raise your hands if you don’t belong
somewhere on the horizon
there’s a fire on the rise and
youthful dreams they will never be wrong
another stone
another hole in the glasshouse
it’s all nothing
better shake it off you
if you try to step inside
with all your demons
in the limelight
you better meet them with a
rebel heart
it’s a slow rise
you’re slowly returning
this is your story
you’re still unlearning
you’re slowly
you’re slowly burning
it’s your story
you’re still unlearning
slow rise
slow rise
slow rise
slow rise
Track Name: Let's Live Well feat. Jamie Cullum
Hold fire
Go deep, live fast, die young
Can I Die old

In your arms
Did you really ever think that you could lose me?
Lose me lose

Make Amends
Break bread, no prayers, save you
New rules

Look alive
Now we’re running and we’re picking up some speed
So can you love me love me

Take your time
And I’ll take mine
Cos all I want is you

Oh Let’s live well
Let’s be true to each other
Never let your lover dance away
Oh Let’s live well
Let’s be true to each other
Love me till we find it
Love me till we’re blinded
True to each other, true to each other now

I won’t hold you back
I’m gonna cast away the dead weight in the black Sea
Truly truly

Here the rhymes
They hold the light
Cos all I want is you

Oh Let’s live well
Let’s be true to each other
Never let your lover dance away
Oh Let’s live well
Let’s be true to each other
Love me till we find it
Love me till we’re blinded
True to each other, true to each other now

Hold fire
Go deep, live fast, die old
Can I due young

In your arms
Did you really ever think that you could lose me?
Lose me lose
Track Name: Everything I Wanted feat. Charlotte OC
everything i wanted
everything i need
is wrapped up in the shape of him
he’s got me running back again


he’s got you where he wants you
the walls around me fall
his kisses kill you endlessly
and you never mind at all



i don’t wanna play this game
cos I’m terrified

slow dancing in this hurricane
of you and i

i know its late but i need to talk
i need to talk to you

i never wanted to feel this way
but i always do



dont et me
fall into your arms
don’t call me when you want cos not fair
oh
don’t let me waste my time on you
don’t let me waste my time on you


Don’t bring me here for nothing
my heart is on the line
i deserves something
something that is mine





everything i wanted
everything i need
I’m wrapped up in the thought of him
why am i running back again


you’re powers got me seething
your charm has me for days
but I’m
I’m nothing like i used to be
and il never be the same
Track Name: Heatwave feat. Olivier St. Louis
HEAT WAVE...
Verse
Its a heat wave
And there aint nothing you can to do escape
Try as hard as you might
but the  sizzle gon bitchya baby
Way out, no way
Wish you could levitate
Keep your heels from cookin on the ground/asphalt
Butchyou know the heat'll rise
Hot. HOTTER  as you climb baby.
Way out No way
way out nooooo way
Way out No way.
Way out Nooooo way
Chorus
Heat wave baby
Its all.around you
Aint nothing you can do
HOT HOT HOT ( whisper)
Its a Heat wave baby
No you can't fight it
Try and It'll eatchu
Break down
Whatchu feelin
Aint nothin you can do
And theres no way
Yes there's now way out
Till.its over
You gotta go through
Till its over
Whatchu gonna do
It aint up to you
What can you say
Nothing you can say
Till its over
You gotta stay till its over.
Track Name: It's Beautiful feat. Paul Randolph
Paint knives and a palette
Short strokes cross a canvas
45’s a pot of tea
Full moon looming over me
Tints tones inner vision
Monochrome intuition
Sketched out layered memories
Flowing through my hand with ease

It’s beautiful
Dimensional
No blur no flaw
Timeless mystical

It’s beautiful
Symmetrical
I stand in awe
Timeless mystical
Beautiful

Light shifts the impression
Mixed hues in succession
Stand back from the reverie
I was much too close to see
Lift turn now my shoulder pains
Wear tear captured in the frame
Saturated in specks and sound
Bone-weary spellbound

It’s beautiful
Dimensional
No blur no flaw
Timeless mystical
Beautiful

It’s Captivating
Alluring
Provocative
Meticulous
Glorious
Soothing
So true to life I could climb into it

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