by Transit Room

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    - Three videos of the recording session by Berliner Moment
    - Analog black and white photos from Funkhaus Berlin
    - Liner Notes by Francesco Wilking
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Andreas Waelti's Berlin based band «Transit Room» was founded in 2006. The main goal was it, to form a group which should blur the borders of free improvised and composed music. But Andreas Waelti not only wanted to perform his own music; instead he was taking care to implement the crativity of his bandmembers as arrangers and composers. All members have the fact in common that they can create special worlds of sound in "Transit Room", which initially rattle our listening habits, but to which we can no longer (and no longer want to) return to afterward. Or as Tom Gsteiger wrote: "That which makes Transit Room into a band whose lively music you can hardly hear enough of is not primarily the solo flights of fancy, but instead the heightening of individual skills thanks to the variety of compositional and conceptual guidelines." Berlin has become a melting pot of European top musicians in the meantime for the complete scene, and the force of innovation is cooking on a high flame there. «Transit Room» presents themselves as the icing on the cake ...

In 2010 «Transit Room» released their remarkable first album «Gordon Pym» on Doublemoon Records «Jazz thing Next Generation». After almost 50 concerts around Europe they released in January 2013 some brand new material on the EP «Cypher», which got recorded on November 14th 2012 at Funkhaus Berlin - Studio P4. The whole session also got filmed by Stephan Talneau and «Berliner Moment». Some of the videos ("Copacabana Callboy `86" and "345 Cypher") are also included in the album.

Clemens Salesny - alto sax
Samuel Blaser - trombone
Samuel Halscheidt - guitar
Andreas Waelti - bass
Tobias Backhaus - drums


released September 2, 2013

Recorded on 14th of November 2012 at «Studio P4» Berlin by Martin Ruch; Mixed and Mastered at «Weltschall» Berlin by Martin Ruch; Fotos and Videos by Stephan Talneau; Artwork by Barbara Nedved; Produced by Andreas Waelti


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Transit Room Berlin, Germany

Andreas Waelti`s Berlin based Band «Transit Room» beats out a path from the erotic nonsense of Strayhorn ballads to the action-abstraction of Eric Dolphy's «Out to Lunch». It makes certain that the music does not sound like an echo of distant times, but instead like a modern-day, urgent scream from the clarity of classicism to the wild deconstructivism of the post-modern. ... more

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