Heilewelt - a blog for music lovers

Geschichten von der Heilewelt - a blog for music lovers

"It is wonderful to be able experience art without understanding how it was meant or what makes it good." (Kim Boekbinder said that during an interview I did with her) I might not have the biggest knowledge about music but I have a great passion for it. Passion is what counts.

I live in Berlin, Germany (born, raised and still resident) and this is my personal blog about music and other things that cross my way. Things I love to be exact. And even though I am German and my English is still not perfect, this blog is in English.

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Efterklang & Copenhagen Phil. - “The Living Layer & Vælv”

How beautiful is this? It’s taken from the upcoming live record “The Piramida Concert” (June 10th). Efterklang played together with the Copenhagen Phil. last October. "Vælv" is a classical piece Efterklang commissioned and composed by Karsten Fundal - for me it has something of an old movie soundtrack filled with emotionsThis first bit sound huge. It’s not the first time they release a live album where they play with an orchestra - on “Performing Parades” (2009) they did the same. And that one is amazing, so let’s all get excited for this one.

Last weekend I saw Efterklang live in the Postbahnhof, Berlin. Amazing as always (as the one time I have seen them beforehand). They made the whole audience whistle sounding a million birds in Springtime, we all sang in a huge choir and we all clapped in the same rhythm. It was a bit like a group experience. 

The applause after every single song was huge. Most of the songs were from the new album “Piramida”, some from “Magic Chairs” and some even older. The atmosphere was great, some (I) were dancing throughout the whole concert, some just stood there listening and watching. 

At one point they stopped the whole concert to read out letters from Dresden to Berlin - it was a little weird when you were just fully soaked into their music. But it is such a sweet idea to have the crowd from the concert before writing little messages to the next city (and even certain persons there!) that it didn’t matter in the end. For us it was Warsaw.   

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof 

Last song of the encore: improvising “Alike” without amplification (except for guitarist). Just amazing. I like their new drummer Tatu Rönkkö because he can use whatever is available and make it sound good.

In the beginning of the year I saw him live with Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick improvising - sheer beauty. He just went into the kitchen of the Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, and took some metal pots and pans. It did had something of a childish playfulness to it which worked out very well. 

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof

Efterklang live @ Postbahnhof

Thank you for reading,


Fancy an encore? Of course you do, that’s why I am happy to bring you another very good best of 2012 list from one of my all time favourite band: VETO! You know, it’s just maths that the 13. list had to be published in 2013.

Veto will start the new year with a new EP “Point Break”/album “Sinus Point Break” which will be released by the end of this month. Also, they’ll be touring Germany and home country Denmark (find the dates below). Can’t wait to dance!

This is the only good photo I have of this band. It's Jens. I'll post it until I will have a better one but I always dance during the concerts.

Best of 2012 by VETO

- Nathan Fake: “Steam Days”


- Feist: “Metals”


- Hot Chip: “In Our Heads”


- Elektro Guzzi: “Allegro”


- Nils Frahm: “Screws”


- I Got You On Tape: “Church Of The Real”


- Cat Power: “Sun”


- Sleep Party People: “We Were Drifting On A Sad Song”


- Broken Twin: “Hold On To Nothing”


- Beach House: “Bloom”


If you fancy having a little introduction into this list, please listen to the playlist below. 


(Side note: Veto will be on tour in Germany, Denmark and a bit of Europe:

29.1. Hamburg, Knust

30.1. Münster, Gleis 22

31.1. Köln, Gebäude 9

1.2. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

2.2. Berlin, Lido

21.2. Borgerforeningen, Svendborg, DK

22.2 Værket, Randers, DK

23.2 Det Musiske Hus, Frederikshavn, DK

28.2. Bygningen, Vejle, DK

1.3. Gimle, Roskilde, DK

2.3. Bygningen, Køge, DK

8.3. Templet, Lyngby, DK

9.3. Vershuset, Næstved, DK

14.3. Sønderborghus, Sønderborg, DK

15.3. Voxhall, Aarhus, DK

16.3. Pumpehuset, København, DK

23.3. M4Music Festival, Zurich, CH

28.3. Cafe Charlatan, Ghent, BE

29.3. AB, Brussels, BE

30.3. Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL)

Previous lists:

#1 Luke Joseph Barham (Stagecoach)

#2 Elyas Khan

#3 Echo Me

#4 Sycamore Age

#5 Saffron Sprackling (Republica)

#6 Joe and Dan (Gunning For Tamar)

#7 Colonel Crankshaft (The Shanks)

#8 Miss Kenichi

#9 Ollie (Salvation Bill, The Grinding Young)

#10 Mars Red Sky

#11 The Good Fiction

#12 Heilewelt

Oliveray - Wonders (3-Track Album Preview) by erasedtapes

I feel a bit poorly today, so what else should I listen to but relaxing music? Oliveray is the project of Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm. They are friends. The have made an album called “Wonders” and these are 3 of the 8 tracks. I would go so far and say you can hear the good chemistry going on between these two. 

"Harmonics" is a cover song. The original is a song from Efterklang - a band Broderick is touring with. And I have told you about "You don’t love" a couple of month ago, I think. It was answer number 16, I recommended you to listen to. It didn’t lost its magic. It’s also a free download. The whole album is actually simply wonderful. It’s kind of floating. And it sounds so incredible effortless. I love it. 

Have a good Sunday,