artist: Christopher Schwarzwälder & Iannis Ritter
title: Out the Window
release date: 23/08/2019
label: Hold Your Ground
cat no.: HYG008
distribution: The Orchard / wordandsound
A3 Out the Window
B1 Electron (feat. Mo)
B2 Make Things Smaller
B3 Safe Place
total length: 40 Min.
Take your phone, your tablet and your TV and throw them out the window! That’s the spirit and the idea uniting the eight tracks of the album “Out the Window” by Christopher Schwarzwälder & Iannis Ritter. Listening to this otherworldly piece of downtempo electronica will make you feel relieved and excited, as if you had actually removed your electronic shackles for a little while. This album is light and heavy at the same time, it’s in your room and outside, it is loud and quiet like an extroverted introvert.
The nature of this album is organic and analogue and simply weird – it’s a juxtaposition of well-known, homey sounds and the strange. The intro “Snow Broom” feels like waking up on holiday, where you hear the familiar sounds of your loved ones in the kitchen, however they are in a new kitchen, so it feels alluringly different. The title track “Out the Window” seems to conjure the listener and you will find yourself spacing out as if you were smoking really good sativa for the first time. Electron (feat. Mo) is another highlight, with its different characters it resembles an audio book of “The Neverending Story”. The vocals in “Make things smaller” and “Safe Place” feel hip-hop influenced and ancient, like someone rapping in-front of an open fire.
“Out the window” is an album for late summer, autumn, winter time or any time that you like to look out the window and inside your own mind.