OUT NOW: Thilo Schölpen - Across the Universe
'Across The Universe' is the third piano-solo album by Thilo Schölpen. Like the previous albums "kraftwerk-klavier" and "Piano Diary", this one also feeds on his affinity for the beatnik culture and for new wave, electronic and avant-garde music, with references to the world of pop.
With a light touch and yet hypnotic depth, his music takes you on a captivating journey where reggae meets wistful melodies and a slightly African rhythm reminiscent of Damon Albarn. Across the Universe is piano music that focuses not on the instrument, but on the composition.
Thilo Schölpen studied jazz piano at the Amsterdam Art School. As a pianist he is known for his solo concerts; as an experimental musician he performs in ensembles and as a soloist.
'Across The Universe' entered German Jazz Charts, highly acclaimed in german jazz press, they even call it an 'album of perfected architecture' (Jazzthetik).