The Piano instrumentals

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The Piano instrumentals

Postby Sequential » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:12 am

Who do you think was responsible for the Piano instrumentals? Pimpf, St Jarna, Sibeling and Memphisto.
Was this all down to Alan? I think so because of Grain from his Hydrology 1+2 which was released in 1986.



To me these are some of the very finest musical moments full of emotion that DM have ever released. I wish there was more.
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Re: The Piano instrumentals

Postby Towncivilian » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:47 pm

Sibeling & Memphisto were on Martin's demo tape for Violator. https://www.depechemode-live.com/wiki/D ... olator_Era

I don't know about Pimpf or Stjarna.
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Re: The Piano instrumentals

Postby Sequential » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:04 am

So why were there no more of these???
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Re: The Piano instrumentals

Postby Sequential » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:46 pm

Bump!

Grain and Freeze by Alan off his 2 early Recoil albums - to me it's him trying to say- It was me who did these for DM!!!

Yes? No???
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Re: The Piano instrumentals

Postby aero » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Somebody once asked Alan about this on the Recoil Q+A page. His response was that the piano instrumentals were recorded in the same way as all other tracks, by which I presume he meant that Martin provided a basic demo, and 'the team' worked their magic to come up with the final product. Obviously, Alan would have been heavily involved in that process.
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Re: The Piano instrumentals

Postby Tioneb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:53 am

I don't know about the other instrumentals, but he did play the piano on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (Little 15 B-side), being the only classically trained pianist in the band.
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