Atmos Single Release “Air”
from the upcoming new album “Berlin-Los Angeles-Ballads”
Gerhard Daum Quartett
The new audio format Atoms is now featured on Apple and Tidal, other streaming platforms will soon follow this new trend.
In the early 90s film music composer and multi instrumentalist Gerhard Daum (Trumpet, Guitars, Piano) released his album “Voiceland” in the Dolby Surround format.
20 years later the music industry is catching up with Dolby Atmos, bringing this higher resolution audio format to the mainstream. Dolby Atmos enables the positioning of instruments in a full 360- degree audio experience.
“The new Atmos audio format is working for all genres – I really appreciate the additional space and transparent sound experience combined with the higher resolution of the audio file.” (Gerhard Daum)
Gerhard Daum’s studio album Rhapsody for Trumpet blends elements of contemporary music, cool jazz and the film noir genre to form thirteen classy and timeless compositions. In this artist driven release, the composer and multi-instrumentalist features the trumpet as leading instrument for the first time. The clear and expressive trumpet voice presented shows associations to giants of jazz like Chet Baker and Miles Davis.
Dick Metcalf, Music Editor says:
Gerhard’s offerings are always diverse, but this is the first time I’ve heard him doing tasty and tantalizing trumpet work […]. “Sleeping City” captures the very essence of after-midnight streets and urban crawls through cavernous skyscrapers… I will go so far as to say that this is the best trumpet piece I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020.
Watch the official video to Rhapsody for Trumpet on YouTube:
Daum is a composer that focuses on creating clear melodies in a music setting that is full and entertaining. His guitar playing is solid throughout the album and he displays a wide range of techniques and playing styles. “Berlin Song” makes good use of the whammy bar for expressive purposes ala Jeff Beck.
Review by Rotcod Zzaj:
I give Gerhard a most highly recommended rating, with a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00… that means that he also gets my “pick” for “most expressive guitar album”.
Review by Kathy Parsons:
Songs Without Words in an incredible album that showcases the many “voices” of the electric guitar. […] Songs Without Words is a winner from the first note to the last!
Daum weaves his way through twelve tracks of imaginative music, flawlessly produced and expertly engineered, showcasing his mastery of the instrument he holds dear.