(Past) Me Myself and Them – Record Release
Sandie Wollasch – Vocals
Martin Meixner – Wurlitzer Piano, Piano, Organ
Jörg Teichert – Guitars, Flugelhorn, Mandolin, Vocals
Me Myself and Them – EP
“Me Myself and Them” is a brand new trio consisting of Sandie Wollasch, Martin Meixner and Jörg Teichert. This is their first album together but it will not be the last, thats for sure.
Martins hammondplaying is well documented but here he has augmented his instrumentarium with Wurlitzer and piano. Jörg is playing guitar, mandolin and fluegelhorn and together with Martin and Sandies vocals, he manages to create a minimalistic musical world which makes this trio very special. Sandie I have known since many good years, performing with George Gruntz Orchestra. She struck me as a free spirit with a great voice. Over the years, her vocal expression has deepend and matured even more and on this EP she certainly shows it.
The music on the album is composed by the trio except for one song, ”Do friends fall in love”, composed by Vilray. The lyrics for the songs composed by the trio is by Sandie and Inga Brock.
”The meaning of goodbye” is the first song and here, Sandies clear and distinctive voice is imbedded in the rich textures of Jörgs guitar and flugelhorn and Martins piano and Wurlitzer, creating the perfect melancholic backdrop to the lyrics. Number two ”Push the button” makes a big bluesy contrast turning into an almost countrylike anthem with a twangy twist saying, ”be what you wanna be”. ”Radio silence” is the third song and accompanied only by Jörgs mandolin and Martins Wurlitzer, Sandie paints a picture of loneliness beyond words. Number four”Eternity” reminiscing of a soundtrack to a David Lynch- type flick but with a unmistakingly Sandietouch to it. Both Martin and Jörg is soloing on piano and flugelhorn which gives the song a jazzy flavor. On the last song on the EP is ”Do friends fall in love”, Sandie and Jörg sings in harmony giving the song a lullaby-like touch reminding of an english evergreen. The perfect ending of a beautiful set of songs.
Chapeau Sandie, Martin and Jörg!
(Nils Landgren, friend and fellow musician.)