“In the 1970’s we once had a performance together with T. Rex in Munich. Their singer Marc Bolan stormed on stage to play with us. He was pretty stoned indeed, so a couple of roadies shoved him aside…”
Situations like this one, that Peter Bursch mentions more in passing, will not be seen at the upcoming shows – that’s for sure. Times have changed slightly. At the end of the 60’s Bröselmaschine ranked among the first German rock bands. They toured with Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, T. Rex, Hawkwind, Fairport Convention, Uriah Heep and many more. Today the durable formation around founding member Peter Bursch is one of the oldest active bands in Germany. Worldwide the Duisburgers are delighting their fan community that seems to be growing younger with each concert now for more than 48 years.
On June 23, 2017, with the release of “Indian Camel”, Bröselmaschine is presenting their first studio album after 32 years. All songs have been recorded live and it is bearing an impressive stylistic diversity and a captivating fresh groove. Covering a wide range from Indian sounds over to jazz and folk up to earthy blues rock the convertible band offers a musical adventure of the fascinating kind. Aside from a CD there will also be two versions of coloured vinyl.
“’Indian Camel’ is the most important piece on our record”, Bursch says, “We have played it in the studio only once. In my head, I had this sitar melody and the rhythm. I played it to the others and they all joined in, the recorder was running and after twelve minutes the track was finished. That was huge. We all had goose bumps!” The magical atmosphere of this recording session permeates all tracks of the new album and will, of course, go with them on tour.
In autumn, one particular show stands out: On October 19, 2017, Bröselmaschine will take part in the WDR Rockpalast Crossroads at the Harmonie, Bonn, sharing the stage with Wolvespirit. Other acts at this small but exquisite 4-day club festival are among others The Dream Syndicate, The Wake Woods und Triggerfinger.
June 22, 2017 – Dortmund, Musiktheater Piano – Release Party
June 23, 2017 – Cologne, Barinton – Release Party
August 19, 2017 – Berlin, Biesdorfer Parkbühne
August 30, 2017 – Mülheim, Freilichtbühne Mülheim an der Ruhr
September 14, 2017 – Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
October 14, 2017 – Stemwede, Life House
October 19, 2017 – Bonn, Harmonie, WDR Rockpalast Crossroads
October 21, 2017 – Offenbach, KJD (mit Epitaph)
November 10, 2017 – Kiel, Alten Räucherei
February 10, 2018 – Velbert, AlldieKunst
February 24, 2018 – Ahlen, Alte Schuhfabrik
Februar 25, 2018 – Dinslaken, Werkhalle
August 30 to September 2, 2018 – Flugplatz Hartenholm, Gemeinde Hasenmoor, WERNER – DAS RENNEN