Micatone s new album, ”Wish I Was Here“, has just been completed. For the first time, singer Lisa Bassenge and her band recorded the new pieces entirely live. The recording sessions took place in a studio of their long-time friend and audio engineer Tobias Seitz, situated in the
new bohemian area of Berlin - Neukölln. After three successful albums, which were recorded as part of Jazzanova s label Sonar Kollektiv in the spirit of the Berlin electronic music scene, the band is now turning to a more backto-the-roots way of making music. This is also due to
the bands constant desire to play their music live and in front of audiences. The bands members Lisa Bassenge (voc), Paul Kleber (bass), Boris Meinhold (guitar/production) and Sebastian Demmin (piano/keyboards ) have all been long-time friends and their satisfaction
to be on stage as much as possible and be on tour together have bonded them even stronger. ”Wish I Was Here“ is the pure essence of Micatone; the sound is deep and mature. Already on their last album the band had started to sacrifice some of their electronic emphasis for a
larger musical horizon. The music on the new album has integrated elements of soul, surf, beat and blues. Music on the new album has integrated elements of soul, surf, beat and blues Stuart A. Staples, the singer from the band Tindersticks performs the song “Handbrake”
as a duet together with singer Lisa Bassenge Earl Harvin, live drummer of the French band Air also contributed to some of the tracks - Another featured artist on the album is multi-instrumentalist Martin Wenk, trumpet player in Calexico and member of the band Nada Surf.