A Life Without Fear
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||Ain't No Grave||Ekkehard Ehlers||4:22||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Frozen Absicht||Ekkehard Ehlers||4:32||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Strange Things||Ekkehard Ehlers||2:46||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||A Second Fire||Ekkehard Ehlers||3:42||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Die Sorge geht über den Fluss||Ekkehard Ehlers||3:16||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Nie Wieder Schnell Sagen||Ekkehard Ehlers||4:52||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Misorodzi||Ekkehard Ehlers||3:33||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Maria & Martha||Ekkehard Ehlers||8:48||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Meeresbeschimpfung||Ekkehard Ehlers||4:06||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||O Death||Ekkehard Ehlers||5:24||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The End||Ekkehard Ehlers||0:04||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
Ekkehard Ehlers is an artist who refuses to be pinned down by genre constrictions or fan expectations. Over the course of seven full-length albums and compilations he has paid tribute to Albert Ayler, produced an album of folk-tinged glitch music, reinterpreted Schoenberg, and written lullabies for newborns. So it makes perfect sense for Ehlers to reinvent himself yet again with A Life Without Fear. This time around he digs deep into the darkness and records a nine-song session of Delta blues soaked with nihilistic lyrics and fuzzed-out computer crackles and pops. His instrumentation of choice this time around varies from his other works, as he collaborates with a small-group using viola, trumpet, mouth harp, and guitar to create drones that sound like they're processed through a rusted beer can. Covering the traditional "Ain't No Grave" and Ralph Stanley's haunting "O Death," Ehlers paints a stark portrait that would be a fitting soundtrack to traveling the destroyed Deep South countryside and viewing the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina. It is this disturbing tone that Ehlers serves as a reminder of just how beautifully fragile the human condition is under the strains of adversity and despair.
Years Active: '90s, '00s