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Next week we celebrate our third year on the internet, and looking back we got to thinking about the artists we've covered the most in terms of reviews. Instantly people like Stagecoach spring to mind but in actual fact, Volker Bertelmann, aka Hauschka has graced our reviews section more than anyone else. Armed with this fact, we managed to persuade the good people of FatCat Records to let us put up his new album, Salon Des Amateurs (review here), on our site. So all this week... (continued) [read more]
Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann, has been very busy of late. Just last month the DÃ¼sseldorf-based composer released his newest album, Foreign Landscapes, on Fatcat Records and now he is in the midst of an extensive European tour. Bertelmann was kind enough to take some time out of his hectic schedule to talk to The 405 about his work with the prepared piano. Can you start by telling us a little about what a 'prepared piano' is and what drew you to playing it? A prepared p... (continued) [read more]