- Title: Akşak
- Artists: Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Mertin
- Label: Staubgold
- Format: CD
- Genres: World, Percussion
- Price: €13,90EU (incl. 19% VAT)€11,68non-EU
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"Akşak is the exciting encounter of two exceptional musicians from different generations: legendary drummer Jaki Liebezeit (Can, Depeche Mode, Chet Baker) and percussion wizard Holger Mertin (Drums And More). Like a zen master of the minimal, repetitive beat, Liebezeit - famous for his hypnotic precision - creates with only few sound colours the perfect matrix for Mertin’s unleashed playing on any imaginable percussion instrument. The result is a mighty, complex pulse - the groove of a better world.
On the basis of that musical matrix, sound magician Joseph Suchy has produced a jaw-dropping album which defies any categorization. Even if other instruments like violin, guitar, brass or electronics sometimes seem to take the lead, the compelling pulse is always in the center of this swinging music. Liebezeit, Mertin and Suchy have created a timeless masterpiece which despite its complexity always stays melodic and danceable. That’s how modernity sounds (and swings)!"