June 2022 – JULIAN SAS RELEASES NEW SINGLE DEVIL AT THE DOOR -ACOUSTIC VERSION
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ABOUT THE ALBUM ELECTRACOUSTIC
The acoustic music on the second set has a remarkable vitality and the link-up between guitar and piano is excellent. There are real moments of exploration on these more immediate acousticcuts (David Robinson -BluesInBritain)
Don’t make the mistake of misunderstanding ‘acoustic’ as ‘less impassionate’ (Rock ‘n Reel – Norman Darwen)
….required listening for all the discerning music-lovers…. (Kevin Bryan ( “Morning Star,” “Lancashire Telegraph ,” “Sale Messenger,” “Bolton News ” etc.)
Gute Idee, beides [elektrisch und akustisch] vergleichen zu können, und live, im Studio noch besser umgesetzt (Goodtimes Magazin)
Mit hochqualitativem wie energiegeladenem Bluesrock britscher Prägung, den er für sich weiterentwickelt hat….Und dennoch versteht es Sas immer noch zu überraschen (BluesNews)
Klug platzierte Breaks, originelle Einschübe und kreative Solos, alles da, was es für ein gelungenes Album braucht. Und als Supplement: Sowohl Fans des kantigen Bluesrock als auch des akustischen Blues kommen auf ihre Kosten. (Gitarre & Bass)
Songwriting, Sound, die instrumentalen Beiträge – passt alles. Doch am meisten überzeugt die hohe Authentizität. Man merkt merkt Sas seine Ehrlichkeit an – eines der wichtigsten Merkmale eines seriösen Musikers. (Eclipsed)
…bemerkens- ,lobens-, und hörenswert .. (Jazz ‘n More)
…und da [akustische CD 2] entpuppen sich die Losgeh-Rocksongs mit Spelunken- klavier-Begleitung als rhythmisch komplexe Filigranarbeiten. Da kann einem ein Licht aufgehen. (Audio – 4 von 5 Sternen für Musik und Tonqualität)
JULIAN SAS ELECTRACOUSTIC 2 CD-set & Limited Edition 3 LP-set
ELECTRACOUSTIC, an unusual title for an unusual album. It is the 11th studio album of guitar-ace Julian Sas. Like Stand Your Ground, its successful predecessor, Electracoustic is produced by Julian Sas and long-time manager Ed Bos. The album was recorded at The Van Studios in Spakenburg, The Netherlands in the autumn of 2021.
The record is the result of a journey for which the description ‘emotional rollercoaster’ is an understatement. Playing live, playing long shows, being on the road. That is the lifeline of the Julian Sas Band. The pandemic hit. In a flash that lifeline was cut. Gigs were cancelled, re-scheduled and cancelled again. It was unreal.
But playing music is for Julian Sas and his comrades like breathing.
Consequently they found ways of playing together again. They missed making music too much but above all they missed the brotherhood, the friendship, the jamming together. Playing music seemed to pull them through these hard times. Ideas started to flow. Riffs became jams that became songs. Despite the strange time, despite having no audience, the brothers in arms had found the way up again.
But then disaster struck. And it hit very hard. Friend and fellow musician Fotis Anagnostou was diagnosed with a terrible disease. The band was devasted but the way they were able to cope, proved that being a brotherhood was no hollow phrase. Sadness, shared happiness and shed tears. Julian, Roland and Lars were there for Fotis. In the hospital and at his final departure back home to Athens where he would spend his final days with family and friends.
Julian: When we saw him depart on his final journey I felt our feelings could not be expressed in words. Several months later when I was listening to some of the demos I realized we could. The music was there. It was good, honest, and waiting for us. It was the right time to pick up the pieces and share the music.
We always loved the acoustic demos from my home studio and decided to record the 12 new songs in two different ways: electric and acoustic. If I look back on how this record came together, all I can say is that it was a strange journey. It was friendship, respect, and the love of music that united us more than ever.
ELECTRACOUSTIC features 24 tracks: 12 songs recorded electric i.e. with full band and the same 12 songs recorded acoustically.
Roland Bakker: Hammond Organ and Piano
Lars-Erik Van Elzakker: Drums and Percussion
Special thanks to Barend Courbois: Bass
Recorded and mixed by Julian Sas, Ed Bos and Paul Schuurman
Produced by Julian Sas and Ed Bos
Recorded at The Van Studio, Spakenburg, The Netherlands
Julian Sas Management – Ed Bos – email@example.com
For more information: Bert de Ruiter @ Cavalier Music Management / E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. +31 (0)251235420