Sonic Tools

by TAB TWO

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Two instruments, two characters, one vision: Joo Kraus and Heilmut Hattler have developed their hip jazz style over five albums. On SONIC TOOLS their hip jazz evolves into trip jazz, and familiar material has been given a new lease of life. The various moods of the compositions are intensified, refined, extended and cultivated. State-of-the-art studio technology is just as important a factor as the inimitable dialogue between bass groove and trumpet, complemented by numerous facets - or sonic tools, like the name says ...

Zwei Instrumente, zwei Charaktere, eine Vision: Ihren Hip Jazz haben Joo Kraus und Hellmut Hattler nun bereits auf fünf Alben entwickelt. Auf SONIC TOOLS wird der Hip Jazz zum Trip Jazz. Die Songs erhalten ein neues Leben. Die unterschiedlichen Atmosphären der Kompositionen werden intensiviert, verfeinert, verlängert und veredelt. Modernste Studiotechnik spielt dabei eine ebenso selbstverständliche Rolle wie dieser unnachahmliche Dialog von Bass-Groove und Trompete, der um zahlreiche akustische Facetten bereichert wird, sonic tools eben ...

tasty remastered 2014

credits

released January 1, 1997

Guests:
Torsten de Winkel, Guitars on "Sad News", "Belle Affaire", "Lieblingslied" and "Whatchagonnado"
Dave Wilczewski, Saxophone on "Sad News" and "Belle Affaire"
Jürgen Schlachter, Cymbals on "Whatchagonnado"
Jack Krispin, Acoustic Guitar on "Club Mambo"
N. & V. Larquet, Mantra on "Public Meditation“

Thanx to:
Rita, Walter, Marcus, Matthias / Wintrup Musik; everybody at Virgin; Enimo, Kami, Mia & Max; the Kraus family; Ivan F.P. Lang; Reinhard, Peter / Medusa Live Events; Glockenklang; Galileo Brass Instruments; Jürgen Schlachter; Dana Madore; Georg Kungl; Human Base; Jan Wilker; Patrick Pilsl; Ralf / Tab Toys; Andrea M.; Weber Musikelektronik; Jan Krause & JK's Mastermix; Leeds & Jaymes; Uwe Jahnke; Rotosound; Bassline; Thomas Guntermann (liner notes); Greenpeace; Amnesty International.

Management: Walter Holzbaur / Wintrup Musik
Contact: TAB TWO, c/o Hattler, Box 2226; D-89012 Ulm!Germany

Music composed by Hellmut Hattler & Joo Kraus, published by Wintrup Musik, Detmold/Germany
All tunes performed, produced, recorded and remixed by TAB TWO at Toontown Studio, Ulm/Germany
Mastered by Ramón Bretón at Ocean View Digital Mastering, L.A./California
Artwork & Photography: Jan Wilker

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Joo Kraus (trumpet, vocals, programming) & Hellmut Hattler (bass, vocals).

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