Dissidenten How Long Is Now? Live in Berlin
Dissidenten present electrifying unplugged versions of their greatest hits.
Since their founding days back in Berlin musicians/composers/producers Uve Müllrich, Marlon Klein and Friedo Josch) have defied music genre barriers to gain a global audience for their countless concerts and projects. Among their famous fans are David Byrne, Brian Eno, Madlib and Faithless’ Maxi Jazz.
When the band received the prestigious International Praetorius Music Peace Award in 2012 they where asked to play an acoustic live set for the occasion taking a retrospective look back over the band's unique history.
This set was presented during a tour throughout Germany. On the final date the band played a spontaneous concert for friends on the banks of Berlin's river Spree. The trio is supported by illustrious guests from both early and more recent Dissidenten-days. Tamil singer Manickam Yogeswaran, the Moroccans Noujoum Ouazza and Mennana Ennaoui, oud and guitar player Roman Bunka and hurdy-gurdy specialists Elke Rogge and Till Uhlmann all lent a helping hand. How Long is Now? documents that evening.
Following the edgy, hard-rocking Tanger Sessions, the new album turns out to be a vital collection of memorable tunes, avoiding electronic gimmickry and delivering the most essential offering so far from from the Berlin trio.