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Spiritual Cycle

by Dimitri Howald ILJA

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Blue Layers 07:37
Interlude 04:20
White Shoes 08:13
Taxi 31 05:14


« late already
taxi 31 is long gone
a drunken intermezzo in a lonesome lane
dressed in white shoes dream of the unknown
dream of uncertainty

set an adventure aflame
before everything goes hazy and
turns into layers of blue »


released November 6, 2020

Dimitri Howald - guitar
Michael Gilsenan - tenor sax
Tom Millar - piano
Jérémie Krüttli - double bass
Tobias Schmid - drums

All compostions written by Dimitri Howald
Recorded at Powerplay Studios, Switzerland, 18-20 January 2020
Mixed and mastered by Andy Neresheimer
Artwork by Moe Renfer, Graphic Design by Florine Baeriswyl
Vocals on "Spiritual Cycle" by Dimitri Howald
Poem by Mirko Schwab

Produced by Dimitri Howald
Executive Producer for Radio SRF2 Kultur: Peter Bürli
Supported by Stadt & Kanton Bern & Burgergemeinde Bern
Special thanks to Michael, Tom, James & Tobi, Neri & Peter, Clemi, Mirko, Moe & Florine, Kim and all my friends and family for your support!


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Dimitri Howald ILJA Bern, Switzerland

Dimitri Howald is one of switzerlands most prolific young musicians. Be it as the leader of his own trio or with his solo project HOWALD, where the guitarist explores the more electronic drone & ambient oriented possibilities of his instrument, his clarity in tone and musical ideas stays instantly recognizable. ... more

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