At the end of 2021, my son Moritz sent me unreleased house tracks he had produced before his temporary departure from the music business. He told me that he often had them running while doing desk work. Maybe I would have an idea to work out the songs to something new.
For my taste, they were little stories, but they weren’t told. Also, James Last and the history of the Easy Listening genre came to mind. I took the first track and let my imagination run wild. An atmospheric photo to go with the music seemed like a fitting inspiration boost.
Thus was born the method for working out the song stories, which I kept with all 12 tracks I received.
When I first heard the basic track, I thought of a dance event in Latin America. But because the leitmotif of longing had already settled in my brain, the story had to be BEFORE the event. So the music was not part of the event, but a promise created in the imagination of the dancers. Then I looked for the appropriate photo. I remembered documentaries of public dance floors where single men and women of all ages met to dance. Surely they dreamed of meeting the partner of their lives.
Then I found the photo of such a still empty dance floor in Palermo and my imagination wove a heartbreaking story of endless desire for togetherness.