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by Erk

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THE WORD 03:08
IF I FELL 02:17


Do you know who Erk is? I'm only asking because I have no clue myself. I don't even know how many he is. When I first met him and he told me about this record he was alone, I think. When he played these songs to me three years later, he was suddenly a lot of people. Not all of them stayed ‘til the end. Many of his voices exulted from the loudspeakers while his many hands worked on drums, basses, mellotrons, organs and pianos to bring these "Northern English Folk Songs" (Elvis Costello) to new life. Only with "She Said She Said" did I realize that he had forgotten something: the guitars! „No“, he said, “that’s part of my philosophy.” I asked him to elaborate. He shrugged and said, "I'm crazy, but I can do the job." And then he sat down at his piano, started playing something by George Gershwin and made me feel like I’d never been born. I know this feeling very well. Maybe it’s stupid to ask artists questions like this but I’ve done it all my life. Just to come up with the answers myself. Years later.

It was much easier this time. After listening to this record a second time I found everything I needed to know – the secret ingredient, the magic formula, the philosophy (if you like) behind these recordings. And now that I know what I feel must be right, I'm here to show everybody the light. It’s one word: Love.

Maik Brüggemeyer, ROLLING STONE


released April 27, 2023

ERK WIEMER: Vocals, Bass, Piano, Organ & other Keys
MARTIN HOFFMANN: Vocals, Drums & Percussions

Special Guest Appearance by
CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON: Bass on #9 and Vocals on #9 and #4
DIANE WEIGMANN: Vocals on #3
RENÉ BOSEM: Bass on #1

Recorded & Engineered by Erk Wiemer at E.R.K. Sendesaal between
2019 and 2021
#8 by Gerd Bluhm at Beat-Studio in 2006, Berlin, Germany

Mixed & Mastered at audiomoto by Roskow Kretschmann except
#9 mixed by Richard Furch @richardfurchmix at the
mixHaus Studios, Los Angeles, USA, assisted by Domenic Tenaglia

Produced by Erk Wiemer
Cover Photo by Dorte Störmann, Back Cover Photo by Daniel Harms
Album Design & Layout by Christian Jaquet


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Erk Berlin, Germany

„Erk? That’s not a name, that's a sound!“

This is what everybody told Erk Wiemer wherever he travelled. So if people thought of his name as a sound – why not put a soundtrack to the person behind? So he did!

“Piano, bass and drums – I don’t think I really need any other instruments!” said Erk when he started back in 2003. Since then he has evolved his sound and music, but still keeps it simple!
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