Three young Berliners and a charming ease trickle onto debut vinyl. Four songs inaugurate the foreseeably enchanting discography of Ter Haar from Karlshorst. They'll make rhythm theorists smile and they'll make the world sing instrumental songs. Drums, bass and guitar shoo ideas across the dance floor, directly into people's hearts, making those that thought they had their helping of instruments reconsider the buffet. Ter Haar's self-titled debut will be out on sinnbusrecords May 11, 2007.
A debut in the finest format possible. An outrageously young band, promising much and dealing out plenty. Vigorously, witty and playfully, Ter Haar twist and shake arthritic godfather Post Rock's heritage. They harry it with raucous rhythmic algebra and finespun tinker pop, they administer loops and fay harmonics, they treat it to hooks and instrumental singlong moments. Thus, the creation of a song becomes the song, and the rhythmic study becomes a dance floor hit. Ter Haar are Philipp Koller, Jonathan Saal and Hannes Kaschell are guitar, bas and drums are everything you will need this time.
Their songs were recorded by Thom Kastning (Kate Mosh, sdnmt Seidenmatt, Kid Alex) at his Studio Bellevue. Within a few autumn days, the four of them documented the elements that make Ter Haar the stunning live act they are: Their vitality, their movements, their exciting interaction. They have both the courage to let go and let music have its way, and the intuition to know just when it takes the joint energy and force of three friends to catapult a songand its listener into a thrilling existence, into outer space, into a dancing crowd.
In the exact same way, unhampered and coherent, their four-song debut stimulates every important receptor: Your head, your legs, your neck, the corners of your mouth and your heart. This is true for the happy seven-quarter melancholy "Harry Me" as well as for the appropriately named "Pif Paf Poltrie", the tender pulse of "Lieboleure" or the concluding instrumental rock opera "Saying Less Yes But Therefor More OK". They intertwine and let their smallest part shine as bright as the complete whole.
Ter Haar are real-time overdubs and live loops, six ears, six hands, bloom and rapture. In making music, these three give and take their space, they drag each other in different directions and sometimes even trip their music up, just to catch it and take it home with the greatest care and the deepest joy. And we know they've got more coming.!