alles ist alles
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Instrumental Indie Groove is what alles ist alles call their fusion of organic and digital sounds.
A multitude of instruments, intricate arrangements, and a love for detail, make up the basis of their principally instrumental compositions. The resulting sound is mesmerising and densely atmospheric, guiding the listener on a journey into outer and inner space, interfused with shimmering melodies, vivid grooves, and unconventional arrangements.
alles ist alles (engl.: everything is everything) is a project of childhood friends from Hanover, Germany. Now in their early thirties, both artists have been friends and collaborators for more than 20 years, and share influences from Pretty Lights, Alt-J, Glass Animals to Portishead.
Making their debut EP Grundrauschen (engl.: background emission), alles ist alles utilised a set of linked laptops, electric and acoustic guitars, a drum computer, and keyboards, with additional vocals and instruments employed as needed. The six songs were created over twelve months, in intense sessions in Hanover, Berlin, and a field trip to the peripheries of the city. For the band, it was essential to maintain creative control throughout production, including mixing, video concepts / editing, and graphics.