What good news: a compilation of stickistas of Germany!
This compilation CD is the result of a long series of activites
that our friends of Germany have initiated, similar to events
and activities in Spain. Both countries are the most active
in Europe in the diffusion and presentation of "Artists
of the Stick" through concerts, media, press and CDs.
Perhaps many of the musicians who participated in this compilation
are new to the world of the Stick, and many others are already
professional players, but the certain thing is that the
efforts of these 16 german artists presents a true freshness
from the first one to the last song, where each song has
its own personality and style.
You will find songs played with solo Stick; there are also
combinations of instruments that include drums, acoustic
guitars, electronic rhythm and singers.
My first impression after listening to this CD was to identify
the honest attempt to transcend the "demonstration"
or virtuosity of the players to enhance the composition
of the songs. This is a quality that speaks of a community
of Stickistas that seem to be finding their way to artistic
As a defender of the emotion, rather than of the astonishment
of fast execution, I can see here a clear example of the
effort of a group of people that want to leave good taste
and positive memories of things done by love of music, instead
of the stamp of their own names.
Stick Center director