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.
The basic track of Icy Days triggered a feeling of standstill in me. Low temperatures make things freeze. Then I picked the image, and the feeling of freezing intensified. The appropriate sounds were quickly found, and matched the long introduction until warming harmony sequences noticeably thawed the track. This fit my already existing preference to unite opposites in music.