Wolkenpark is a four piece group from Zurich, Switzerland and are a well known group that have been around for a decade. Christoph Flueler aka Kriz Flew is on trumpet, loop and effects, on rhodes, effects and synthesizer is Julien Boss, Jean-Pierre Schaller does electric bass and effects while Andy Brugger is on dr and pads, that consists of the instrumental jazzy, funk band Wolkenpark.
The tracks “Lazy Day”, “Standing Back” and “Move on for Real” were recorded, produced & mixed by Kriz Flew at Klangfaktur Recording Studio and mastered by Dan Suter at Echochamber.
“Lazy Day” is the first track that should be on your first of must listen to songs, the smooth track ascends you to a different plane. Take a seat and ease back, “Lazy Day” contains the perfect combination of the bass skills of Jean-Pierre and the sounds of the trumpet takes it to a whole new level.
The back drums are playing a subtle yet intricate beat that you can’t get enough of, as the song goes on the drums get more and more intricate and compliments the trumpet beautifully. The unique sounds of “Lazy Day” will instantly get you hooked on Wolkenpark.
As you listen to more of Wolkenpark you’ll keep discovering this softer side of them, they call “Standing Back” their more sophisticated song. As Kriz plays the trumpet you drift off into a different world. The band has a way of drawing you in, no matter what they bring to the table. In the studio the basic tracks were enriched by a multiplied Kriz playing additional trumpets, flugelhorns, valve trombones and even a tuba.
The band is usually a bit more aggressive, faster, and more complex so these two tracks were them showcasing a different side to them. Their latest release “Move on for Real” is showing their more aggressive and upbeat side, the quick drums makes you want to grab a partner and dance. The fun loving song will make you smile and start having a great time.
The rapping from Rootwoods the song brings it to a different vibe, as the song is ending you’ll realize why you should love the group. Based off their uniqueness alone they should be your favorite band.
Written by Jaye Maverick