Waende Ceeys

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Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
18.05.2018

Label: Neue Meister

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • 1Based in East Berlin02:57
  • 2Union04:55
  • 3Waende03:52
  • 4Winter Sleep01:40
  • 5Rectangles07:15
  • 6Neighbour I01:56
  • 7Neighbour II02:05
  • 8Eichenthal 30202:28
  • 9Greys05:47
  • 10Fall04:49
  • 11989102:15
  • 12Zanzibar03:34
  • Total Runtime43:33

Info for Waende



Cellist Sebastian and pianist Daniel Selke combine their two instruments so harmoniously, that you also musically call them brothers immediately. They grew up in East Berlin during the final decade of the Communist-era. In their first album with NEUE MEISTER (but their third album to date) they create an experimental but accessible minimalism between avantgarde and pop that incorporates elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music.

'Hybrid' is a word that has always been vital to CEEYS' vocabulary, but its application is not limited to the manner in which cellist Sebastian Selke and his brother, pianist Daniel Selke, combine their two instruments so harmoniously. Instead, like the duo's very name – which merges the words 'VIOLONCELLE' (fr.: cello) and 'KEYS' – it is reflective of their overall aesthetic, one in which they integrate the many ingredients that have helped shape them as both musicians and people.

CS' idiosyncratic style is characterised by a rather reduced approach to composition and improvisation. In exploiting their knowledge of songwriting, textures and repetitive patterns, they create an experimental but accessible minimalism between avant-garde and pop that incorporates elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music. A product as much of the music with which they grew up as of that which now surrounds them, and as much indebted to their childhood environment as to that in which they now live, Concrete Fields is the first part of a planned trilogy and – certainly not by accident – it was released in the very year that marked the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Through this conscious process of coming to terms with the prefab estate in which they were raised – Europe's largest, located in the district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf – the brothers create music that at times feels familiar, but which remains refreshingly, invigoratingly unique, thereby mirroring the myriad sounds to which they have been exposed throughout their lives.

Currently, CS are presenting their third album WÆNDE at the Berlin label Neue Meister. Here, they focus on the remembrance of 1989, a year which brought many changes.

Ceeys:
Sebastian Selke, cello
Daniel Selke, piano, elektronics



CEEYS
are the Berlin-born, Potsdam-based brothers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, an award-winning cello-piano duo performing an impressive experimental but accessible minimalism between avant-garde and pop that incorporates elements of jazz, ambient and classical chamber music.

"Hybrid" is a word that has always been vital to CEEYS' vocabulary, but its application is not limited to the manner in which cellist Sebastian Selke and his brother, pianist Daniel Selke, combine their two instruments so harmoniously. Instead, like the duo's very name – which merges the words "VIOLONCELLE" (fr.: cello) and "KEYS" – it is reflective of their overall aesthetic, one in which they integrate the many ingredients that have helped shape them as both musicians and people.

"Brought up in the last decade of the former GDR, we use our releases to come to terms with our memories, impressions and feelings about these rather hybrid times." – CEEYS

The idea of crossing musical barriers is not at all new to the Selkes and resonates in a particularly powerful fashion: the two brothers, now based in Potsdam, grew up in East Berlin during the final decade of the Communist-era German Democratic Republic. CEEYS' award-winning work is provoked by their urge to explore recollections of their youth, both before and after the fall of the regime, and to apply those lessons and influences to contemporary music.

Encouraged to play from the age of five by their parents, actress Gabriele Selke and radio presenter Harald Selke, the brothers went on to study music formally. Sebastian and Daniel have been featured on numerous album releases and soundtracks. Sebastian has also collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds and Spitfire Audio. They've also reworked the likes of Peter Broderick, Carlos Cipa and Lambert, and released two albums of their own, 2016’s The Grunewald Church Session and 2017’s Concrete Fields, released by 1631 Recordings, distributed digitally worldwide by Decca Publishing and Deutsche Grammophon.

Currently, Ceeys are presenting their third album "WÆNDE" at the Berlin label Neue Meister.

This album contains no booklet.

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