A New High Fidelity Tripout
Stardelay is German-born
Carsten's specialty is the Fender Rhodes and the Fender Telecaster.
Don't try to pigeonhole his creativity to one genre. His home is
trip-hop, ambient-lounge, slow-funk, electro-pop, fusion jazz and nu
jazz. Bitter-sweet emotionality and melancholy full of relish are
created by dreamy guitars, sounds of sitars, mellow walls of keyboards
and archaic bass. Beside his mastership on these instruments Carsten
fosters his vocals with more than three octaves.
His first steps could be heard on Ozella
Music's compilation The Sound Volume I. Now his debut album
A New High Fidelity Tripout is released on the same label to enjoy
Slowly introduce a beat box to the
Orange Park before the Rhodes stage piano steps in. A laidback
tune in the contemporary chill out style. On Thoughts & Words
Carsten Metzel reveals his mellow vocals with a female touch.
Stardelay's Why It's Warm
presents elegant tones on electronic piano fading in the air.
The Late Show is a short melodious interlude with a jazzy swing.
On Welcome To Angua Carsten performs more of his spacey ambient
music with a rhythm of heartbeat. Zeta 4000-31 is a short
interlude with Indian sitar sound.
Friends of Fender Rhodes will love the
clean sound of Earthlight with a catchy melody and a dynamic
rhythm. It Could Be Sweet showcases Carsten's falsetto vocals.
The first time I heard this song I assumed that a female singer would
sing in the style of Sade. Mysterious.
Stardelay's Still Humming brings
us back into the cool area of chill out. Some musician are able to
play on a saw. This weird sound is nicely introduced into this genre.
Starcollector is a dream catcher like a film score of a movie
about Marilyn Monroe.
Floating vibrations are the signature sound of Untitled Symphony.
A hypnotic sound and rhythm limited to the ultimate simplicity is
significant for Stardelays. On Something Else Carsten
expresses his wish to transform himself into another person. End
Theme (Tripout) is the final curtain of this melody roundelay.
Carsten Metzel understands melancholy as
a necessary component of life. He integrates this mood into his music
and creates a mélange of ambient sounds with a special groove.
- Buy the album in
- Title: A New High Fidelity Tripout
Label: Ozella Music
01 Orange Park [4:41]
02 Thoughts & Words [5:17]
03 Why It's Warm [4:04]
04 The Late Show [2:46]
05 Welcome To Angua [3:43]
06 Zeta 4000-31 [1:10]
07 Earthlight [3:01]
08 It Could Be Sweet [3:52]
09 Still Humming [5:12]
10 Starcollector [4:27]
11 Untitled Symphony [3:38]
12 Stardelays [3:23]
13 Something Else [3:32]
14 End Theme (Tripout) [5:06]