» … Was Böhm hier auch anfasst – wirklich alles ist traumwandlerisch sicher umgesetzt, schlicht und einfach perfekt produziert und von einer Substanz, die bereits unmittelbar berührt und sich dennoch bei mehrmaligem Hören erst so richtig offenbart.« // … Whatever Böhm touches here – everything is really implemented as dreamlike, simply and perfectly produced and of a substance that is immediately touching and yet only really reveals itself after repeated listening.«
Michael Lohr, Akustik Gitarre
»Diese Instrumentalmusik reflektiert Atmosphären der Weite aber auch der Einkehr. Es ist faszinierend, wie die Musiker – allen voran Dagobert Böhm und Carsten Mentzel – klanglich so entspannt und doch magnetisierend unterwegs sind. Karl Seglems Saxofon-Einsätze sind zeitweise wie wärmende Luftzüge, wie ein Hauch, wie sphärische Fantasien auf den lautlos dahin gleitenden Schwingen eines Adlers.« // »This instrumental music reflects atmospheres of space but also contemplation. It is fascinating how the musicians – above all Dagobert Böhm and Carsten Mentzel – are so relaxed in terms of sound and yet magnetizing. Karl Seglem's saxophone entrances are at times like warming drafts of air, like a breath, like spherical fantasies on the silently gliding wings of an eagle.«
Joe Brookes, Rocktimes
»Schon die erste traumhaft schöne Nummer ›The Sea‹ schillert in allen möglichen Farben. Nur mit der Gitarre und ein wenig Keyboards zaubern Dagobert Böhm und sein langjähriger Weggefährte Carsten Mentzel eine herrliche, locker dahinfließende Nummer in den Raum. Gefolgt vom leicht melancholischen ›Glyk‹, bei dem Tenorsaxofonist Karl Seglem sanfte Klänge beisteuert … ›Twinkle Twinkle‹ lässt uns noch einmal grooven. Damit schließt eine Schallplatte, die mit wunderschöner Musik und zugleich erstklassiger Klangqualität echte Hörfreude und ein gutes Gefühl vermittelt.« // »Even the first fantastically beautiful number ›The Sea‹ shimmers in all possible colours. Dagobert Böhm and his long-time companion Carsten Mentzel conjure up a wonderful, easy-going number in the room with only the guitar and a little keyboards. Followed by the slightly melancholic ›Glyk‹, in which tenor saxophonist Karl Seglem contributes gentle sounds ... ›Twinkle Twinkle‹ lets us groove again. This concludes a record that conveys real listening pleasure and a good feeling with beautiful music and at the same time first-class sound quality.«
Manfred Krug, Vinyl-fan.de, 5 Sterne
KLANGTIPP // SOUND TIP
»Musikalisch gerät die von der akustischen Gitarre getragene, von Mentzels Soundscapes eingehüllte und von Karl Seglem zuweilen mit schönen Saxophon-Ausflügen angereicherte Traumreise zum Seelenbalsam.« // »Musically, the dream trip carried by the acoustic guitar, wrapped in Mentzel’s soundscapes and occasionally enriched by Karl Seglem with beautiful saxophone excursions, turns into a balm for the soul.«
Lothar Brandt, AUDIO
»luftig-leichte, wunderschöne, verträumte, gefühlsbetonte Musik zwischen Folk und Jazz.« // »airy, light, beautiful, dreamy, emotional music between folk and jazz.«
Christoph Giese, NRWJazz.net
»… das eine Sonderstellung einnehmende ›Lone Station‹. Hier sind es gleich alle drei Gäste zusammen, die diese wunderbare melancholische Stimmung zu einen kleinen Hörfilm gestalten. Ja, hier entstehen viele Bilder im Kopf, dieser Song zählt für mich zum ausdrucksstärksten der Platte. Böhm schreibt unter anderem dazu: Aus der Einsamkeit ziehe ich wertvolle Inspiration. Einsamkeit ist nichts trauriges, melancholisches schwingt da mit, ja. Aus der Melancholie ensteht manchmal die schönste Musik. Wahre Worte, das Zusammenspiel aller Instrumente wirkt ergreifend und betörend.« // »… the ›Lone Station‹, which has a special position. Here it is all three guests together who create this wonderful melancholic atmosphere into a small audio film. Yes, a lot of images are created in the head here, this song is one of the most expressive on the record for me. Among other things, Böhm writes: I draw valuable inspiration from loneliness. Loneliness is nothing sad, there is something melancholic about it, yes. Sometimes the most beautiful music arises from melancholy. True words, the interplay of all instruments is gripping and beguiling.«
Wolfgang Giese, Musik an sich
Dagobert Boehm was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1959, a city known for its tremendous wealth of musical tradition. He attended the Waldorf schools in Freiburg and Schloss Hamborn, Germany, studying music and the ancient acoustical art of violin making. His interest in the classical music of east India was the reason for making his own sitar. At the age of 16 he began to perform his affective guitar style, in local clubs and folk festivals. Boehm’s first LP, “Sound of Wood” released in 1982, earned extravagant praise from the critics. “Acoustic Moods” (Delta/Jazzline) released in 1987 found an exited audience. From Japan up to USA and Canada, critics agree in the quality of his music.
His CD “Morning Flight” was elected as one of the best instrumental productions of the year 1993 in Spain. In this year “Acoustic Moods” was re-released on Delta’s Laserlight label.
The constant work with his Hungarian / German WorldJazz project Acoustic Unit, with the top players Tony Lakatos, soprano sax and Kornel Horvath, percussion led to the CD release “Acoustic Unit” in 1998.
Between september 1995 until november 2002 he was working in Hannover, Schloss Hamborn, Frankfurt, Bonn, Leverkusen, Budapest, Rome and Bornholm on the CD project dago - sounds for a blue planet together with Steven Toeteberg, Zoltán Lantos, Tony Lakatos, Kornél Horváth; Béla Lattmann, Markus Reuter, Tokunbo Akinro, Maria Hiorth Peterson, Soluna Samay, angua crash and others.
In 1999 he founded his own record label Ozella Music with the release of his guitar solo album “Circle Around” (OZ001CD) and he was touring with his new trio String Unit.
In the year 2000 the CD “String Unit” (OZ003CD) was released with Zoltán Lantos (5-string violin) and Markus Reuter (touch guitar, ambient guitar loops). The next year he produced music for the Bavarian TV and was touring again with Acoustic Unit.
2002 he released the smoothjazz-world-pop-ambient-chillout CD “sounds for a blue planet” (OZ004CD) under the artist name dago, which is actually his nick-name. On this album Dago is joined by Steven Toeteberg and Tony Lakatos and on five songs he is featuring the voices of Tokunko Akinro, Maria Hiort Petersen, angua crash and Soluna Samay. You can hear Dago on electric and acoustic guitars and for the first time on record he is playing his homegrown sitar.
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A special experience is the percussionist Kornél Horváth from Budapest, who always exites his audience. He played with the hungarian STENDHAL TRIO at festivals in Europe, Asia and America. He developed a very unique technique on the most different percussion instruments, so as Gatodrum, Udu, Chekere and so on. Béla Lattmann has his roots in the funk- and soul music. He belongs to the most sought after bass players of Hungary and he improved uncountable studio productions with his living groove. Tony Lakatos is one of the top saxophon players in Europe. He worked with Jasper Van’t Hof’s Pili Pili and on his own projects, among others, Anthony Jackson, Joanne Brackeen and Miles Davis’ drummer Al Foster.
Zoltan Lantos (5-string Violin) studied at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. Being drawn towards experimental and eastern music from early on, he went to India for 8 years and studied classical, Indian music and composition. Back in Europe since 1994 he worked with musicians as Márta Sebestyén, Láslo Dés, Charlie Mariano, Dhafer Youssef, Ramesh Shotam and Markus Stockhausen. Not at least the composer and head of the group: Dagobert Boehm with his flowing-pearling guitar-technique. (A gourmet of the gentle tunes. His fine melody lines show a musical deepness, which is rare in our times. Press). His CD “Morning Flight” was elected as one of the best instrumental productions of the year 1993 in Spain.
Colourful music: lyrical, melodious sound colours and partly complex rhythmic structures, mixed into a very sensitive, dreamy, but also extremely dynamic original style. A thrilling intensive music!
Markus Reuter plays the touch guitar, an 8-string instrument with the sound spectrum of Keyboard, bass and guitar. He is a member of the band “Europa String Choir” and a solo artist in the electronic music scene. Different solo releases, and CDs with the Europa String Choir, Ian Boddy and Centrozoon.
Dagobert Böhm plays acoustic guitar in open tunings, with soft and flowing patterns and pearling grooves. His CD Morning Flight was elected as one of the best instrumental productions of the year 1993 in Spain. The CD from 1998 with his group Acoustic Unit is a world jazz titbit with some Top players from Europe, as Kornel Horvath and Tony Lakatos. Solo CD Circle Around (OZ001CD).
Zoltán Lantos plays 5-string violin. He combines Indian sounds with Jazz, Balkan with experimental, unbelievable new sounds. He lived in India for 8 years and studied classical Indian music. He worked with musicians like Charlie Mariano, Renaud Garcia-Fons and Màrta Sebestyèn (on her album Kismet). Solo CD Mirrorworld.
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