Peter Schmitt's new record comes to you with set of playful and fresh yet heavy poptunes. ranging from summerhitlike "all at once" to complex crossover songs like "ministry of information" the second album displays the creative variety of Peter Schmitt without him leaving the path of his identitiy as a songwriter with an acoustic guitar.
this becomes more than evident in the title track "high on ruby", while the opener "bodilessness" reveals a new lyrical approach working with pictures and strong metaphors referring to bodiless life in digitalism, the song combines catchy chorus lines with uptempo rhythm and single coil guitars in memory of british garage punk. others like "paper aeroplanes" pay tribute to 80s discosound and mix classic moogs with heavy orchestrated choruses.
still ABOUT SCHMITT varies the motifs of glittering pop pearls and powerful riffing, emotional depth and highly dancable beats. mixed by Tom Schenk and mastered by Sven Samson Geiger the record takes in the best of both worlds - from digital presence to analogue warmth the songs are presented in the best possible ways. examine more closely right here!
without the patience and under-standing of best guitar-recording-tech Christoph Neumeyer this record would still be a shitload of datafiles somewhere on a computer. when it comes to collaborating with musicians Schmitt is honoured to work only with the best: Rolf Kersting on bass, Alex Menichini on drums are more than just musical companions. All of them shape the sound and style of the new record deeply and with Krisz Weinzierl and Volki Hollich the Live-Set is growing into something really explosive!
Schmitt is not only honoured to be working with hilarious soundpeople. When it comes to visuals Francesca Schmitt is the best photo-grapher to have around. her uncompromising approach to visual landscapes, colour, feel is the reason why this thing here looks so good! not to forget Maximilian Pfisterer who contributed his genius to design the new record!
a major experience was the collaboration with stuttgart camera legend Roman Hauska working on the third music video for the title song "high on ruby". he managed to catch the very right moments that stay forever. and Mark Heizmann put these pictures into the perfact mood.
last but not least there is one person without whom all of this would never have been possible. i love you. all i can say is: thank you!