After a longer apparent break at our label, which of course wasn’t one really, there is good news from the creative department of OSTHAFEN. The album “Gift Horsie” from Case Van Duzer will soon be available in our online store. Van Duzer and Lonski & Classen had been following each other for years, when in summer 2014 an intensive collaboration was begun, namely the album production of “Gift Horsie” in the OSTHAFEN studio.
What emerged were 11 songs ranging between folk, singer-songwriter and abstracter sounds, all of which are carried by Case Van Duzer’s precise string and keyboard playing, the equally refined and minimalistic arrangements, and always in the foreground the raw, androgynous voice by which one so easily allows oneself to be captured and carried off. The musical collaboration with Lonski & Classen yielded quite unique colours in Van Duzer’s soundscape – distorted drum synth beats with stairwell reverb can be discovered here, as well as Lonski’s prepared and bowed electric guitar – while never calling into question the album’s status as a solo work.