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Jellici Baldes Spacetracker

Johanna Jellici voice/synth&electronic soundscapes/lyrics
Jochen Baldes ts/comp
Michael Gassmann flh
Yves Theiler p
Rafael Jerjen b
Moritz Flachsmann visuals

Jellici Baldes Spacetracker – The Journey
At once wondrously experimental and capable of swinging with a vitality, lyricism and uplift that is positively infectious, Jellici Baldes Spacetracker strikes some audacious, unchartered territory on their new album The Journey. An accomplished group of players steeped in the jazz tradition, the members of this intrepid Swiss quintet also feel equally comfortable operating on the fringes, dealing in ambient washes, electronic soundscapes and sonic realms that go well beyond the notes. Both worlds come together in organic fashion on this stirring new Unit Records release. Blending their respective sounds and aesthetics together with their Spacetracker bandmates on The Journey has yielded some fresh, wholly unexpected and ultimately delightful results. This drum-less quintet traverses an inside-outside aesthetic like no other band.
— Bill Milkowski
Bill Milkowski is a longtime contributor to Downbeat magazine

Jellici Baldes Space Tracker, shows what jazz can be in the 21st century. The quintet finds their very own musical language, which melts together organic electronics and acoustic tone colors to create a new sound. Instead of expectable schemata, there are surprising connections between composition and improvisation, carried by subtle rhythmical structures and an intoxicating groove. Andreas Hölle, MDR

Gigs:
03.11.2019
Moods, Zürich CD Release « The Journey»
28.04.2019
Erlangen (D)
29.04.2019
Abensberg (D)
30.04.2019
Leipzig (D)
01.05.2019
Göppingen (D)
02.05.2019
Oldenburg (D)
08.09.2018
Frankfurt (D)
05.09-07.09.2018
CD recording, Hardstudios Winterthur, produced by SRF II, UNIT Records
07.09.2018
Fantoche Festival, Baden (CH)
31.08.2018
Esse, Winterthur (CH)
18.08.2018
Festival nel Verde, Brezzo di Bedero (I)
26.01.2018
Kino Royal, Baden (CH)
11.04.2017
Moods, Zürich (CH)
Outer Space – from the Album «The Journey» Unit Records 2019

Condensate – from the Album «The Journey» Unit Records 2019

Drifting – from the Album «The Journey» Unit Records 2019

Teaser short Version

Teaser long Version

Spacetracker @Festival nel verde, Brezzo (I)

Spacetracker @Moods Zürich (CH)