First of all, we fire the album »The Call« by off the record, NOW available on CD and all digital platforms.
Retreating to a quit place in order to practice intensively is meant by the expresion "being in the shed" among musicians. Many did so during the covid 19 pandemie.
Whilst the first lockdown in 2020, Ronny Graupe established an internet streaming concert series: Into The Shed.
In just under 16 months, 80 concerts were performed — all with musicians based in Berlin. As a consequence, Ronny founded his own Label Out Of The Shed to spread his music independently.
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Out Of The Shed presents: The Call
Ronny Graupe has been working with his new quartet Off The Record since the end of 2019. The members of the band, Dominik Bukowski (PL) - vibraphone, Phil Donkin (GB) - double bass, Oli Steidle (D) - drums, are longtime musical companions of Graupes. In spring 2022 the first album "The Call" by this line-up will be released on Ronny's own label Out Of The Shed.
As in other permanent ensembles of Graupe, the compositions have been specially conceived for this ensemble and for this album, which consists of two longer suites and an intermission piece in between.
The compositions were formed through intensive rehearsal phases and it took about 1 1/2 years before the musical work was recorded in the studio.