closer to the music Vol.6

Since the last Stockfisch compilation "Closer to the Music Vol.5" was released in 2015, it was now time for the 6th edition of the popular sampler series. "Closer to the Music Vol.6" not only features a new microphone on the cover, but also a more than 70-minute overview of which artists have been released by Stockfisch Records in the past years.

And there is also a pre-release: ALLAN TAYLOR and the young Danish songwriter JACOB DINESEN sing together a song that will appear on Allan's 2023 album "The Road Well Travelled".

Closer To The Music Vol.6

The round of already available productions is opened by the Irish composer and singer with the beautiful voice, BRIAN FLANAGAN. He sings his touching song "Flowers In The Window". Very relatable in the timbre of his voice and in the way he crafts his songs is the new Stpckfisch artist from London: STEVE FOLK. He belongs to the rare breed of songwriters who hide or conceal nothing. His songs, mesmerisingly beautifully crafted paeans to the trials and tribulations of life, are always delivered with unflinching honesty. Although active for decades, REG MEUROSS is a new discovery for Stockfisch: a folk singer of the English school whose songs and melodies put the listener in a "warm contentment". Represented on this sampler with his song "Jealous". The new introductions also include Irishman IAN SMITH, a storyteller par excellence, who thus fits perfectly into Stockfisch-Records' carefully selected portfolio of musicians.

Guitar virtuoso JENS KOMMNICK, who has already contributed to several Northeim productions as a filigree sideman on the guitar, now got the opportunity to debut with his new solo album "Stringed" at Stockfisch. Speaking of guitar virtuoso: WERNER LÄMMERHIRT recorded his ultimate album, which concludes his life's work, in Northeim shortly before his death. In all the sadness, his music and memory remain with us.

In addition to the already well-known "stockfishes" KATJA WERKER, STEVE STRAUSS, DAVID ROTH, PAUL STEPHENSON as well as the BASSFACE SWING TRIO and RANAGRI, there are also some surprising specials to be introduced:

CHRIS JONES and CHARLIE CARR met at Stockfisch Studio in 1979 to record some of their own songs as well as a few traditional songs. The analogue tapes of these recordings waited 40 years in the Stockfisch archive to be rediscovered in 2019 and released as "Analog Pearls Vol.3".

In the 80s, she was in the Stockfisch studio for a CD mastering. In 2022, she returned for an impressive recording session: ANNE CLARK, the style icon of electronic music and the European New Wave movement, goes completely new, unexpected ways at Stockfisch Records: The internationally successful singer recorded a purely acoustic album (violin and concert harp) with spoken poems.

A lot has happened in the life of singer HANNES WADER in recent years, both professionally and privately. The songs on "Noch hier - Was ich noch singen wollte" reflect this in an impressive way. One of the highlights of the new album is definitely a duet with his long-time friend REINHARD MEY. The two sing "Le temps des cerises", an old French love and revolution song - and favourite song of both.


Other "closer to the music" releases:

• Closer To The Music Vol.5
  SACD/CD (Stereo + Multichannel)
Closer To The Music Vol.5

"This SACD once again offers an interesting compilation of various musicians and musical styles, all recorded and produced in the 'hallowed halls' of Günter Pauler's audiophile noble studio in Northeim, Lower Saxony.

Featuring Chinese singer Song Zuying and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, it even includes a piece from a Grammy-nominated Stockfisch production." Mathias Pack

Details       SFR 357.4015.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv)

• Closer To The Music Vol.4
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.4

"The eighteen selections are from current releases and upcoming projects. In essence this is a representation of the unique eminence of this label…that is acoustic music defined by pristine engineering."

" … Gunter Pauler continues to set the pace in enhanced detailed engineering. For anyone with a predilection for superior audiophile recordings, this is an opportunity to expand their collection by selecting for purchase some of the albums sampled."

Details       SFR 357.4011.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.3
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.3

This is the third compilation from the critically acclaimed "Closer to the Music" sampler series:

You will listen to recent recordings of known artists like Sara K., Allan Taylor, Eugene Ruffolo and David Munyon , but also to new Stockfisch-discoveries like Dennis Kolen (NL), Paul O´Brien (CDN), BEOGA (IRL), Carl & Parissa (AUS), Beo Brockhausen (D) and more.

Details       SFR 357.4009.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.2
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.2

These recordings are nothing short of amazing; I can’t imagine anyone not finding something to love here. Very highly recommended! Tom Gibbs,

SACD-Hybrid (DSD-Stereo + CD-Layer): 15 tracks (70 min.) among other with Sara K., Steve Strauss, Eugene Ruffolo, Mike Silver, David Munyon …

Details       SFR 357.4006.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Closer To The Music Vol.1
  SACD/CD (Stereo)
Closer To The Music Vol.1

This is a compilation of music from the Stockfisch Records label with music from Allan Taylor, Sara K, Chris Jones, Mike Silver, Steve Strauss, David Munyon, Paul Stephenson and David Roth

"As samplers go, this is one of the best. An excellent cross section of artists from the Stockfish catalog. I am especially taken by the cuts from Alan Taylor ("The Beat Hotel" in particular) and Chris Jones. Sonics are clean, clear and crisp, with an exceptional sense of timbre. John Crossett,

Details       SFR 357.4006.2    (17,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.4
  180g-Vinyl LP

To coincide with the release of the new Stockfisch SACD "Closer to the Music Vol.6", we are now also releasing the next "Stockfisch Vinyl Collection": "Vol.4" contains 10 tracks from our productions of the last few years - of course no tracks that are on the "Closer to the Music Vol.6" SACD.

We again cut the direct metal masters (DMM) for this record on the studio's own NEUMANN VMS82.

Details       SFR 357.8022.1    (25,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.3
  180g-Vinyl LP

For the third edition of our Stockfisch Vinyl Vinyl Collection this time we selected titles from our current program, which fit soundwise particularly well on vinyl record: deep-sounding, smooth and transparent timbre characterize the 10 pieces on Vol.3.

Among them are "good old friends" such as ALLAN TAYLOR or STEVE STRAUSS - but also Günter Pauler's new discoveries for Stockfisch like CARRIE NEWCOMER from Indiana, Kerstin Blodig from Norway or the Anglo-Irish band RANAGRI.

Details       SFR 357.8015.1    (25,50 EUR+deliv)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.2
  180g-Vinyl LP

Good to discover: although downloads and mp3-players conquer the world of media, the quality of 60 year old longplayer vinyl format still is appreciated by manies …

We compiled the tracks for this Vinyl Collection Vol.2 following the established criteria of the „closer to the music“ compilations: On one hand we want to offer samples of current Stockfisch albums, on the other hand we would like to give a sneak peek on our future CDs.

Details       SFR 357.8009.1    (25,50 EUR+deliv.)

• Vinyl-Collection Vol.1
  180g-Vinyl LP

The first Vinyl-LP sampler by Stockfisch is released: the Stockfisch Records Vinyl Collection:

We selected 10 tracks from the Stockfisch repertoire of the last four years and cut them on an audiophile 180g-Vinyl. Featuring Sara K., Steve Strauss, Chris Jones, David Roth, Eugene Ruffolo, Paul Stephenson, Louis Capart, Mike Silver, Christian Willisohn and Ewen Carruthers.

Details       SFR 357.8006.1    (31,50 EUR+deliv.)