Colors of Being
The production: As was the case with their past albums, aiming at perfection stands in the center of the production of their newest CD 'Colors of being'. The studio of their first choice was the Disciples' very own Eagle Records Studio. The songs received the finishing touch from the hands of mastering guru Glenn Miller in his Greenwood Studios. The texts: Not incidental to the music, but carefully woven, inspired by concern for human issues. Nevertheless, the underlying tone is refreshing and optimistic. The message that comes across is one of joy and vitality. The band: Throughout their 17-year history, the Disciples never were an after hours combo. The band is not a project, it's an attitude, a passion to which all members dedicate a majority of their spare time. They are well on their path and should large success cross this path in the near future, they will also tackle this hurdle. Matthias Schranz (vocals, guitar). Two musical personalities reside in his body. He works full-time as classical cellist and teaches at the Academy of Music in Berne. In contrast, the band is his outlet for surplus energy. He works the guitar strings roughly and his strong and voluminous voice is a guarantee for goose bumps. Andreas Siegenthaler (Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, vocals). He thrives on broadly bubbling hammond sounds and delicate piano tunes and is at least as exuberant as the horn of his leslie amp. Jan Zinsel (bass, vocals) is the man in the background. His bass runs have a continuing effect on the stomach pit. His lyrics stimulate the activity of the brainwaves. Philippe Marti (drums, percussion, vocals). He is a professor of physics, 28 years of age and the junior of the band. His fresh approach and innate feeling for rhythm provide for the tight and groovy beat. The band serves him well as a playground for experiments in the field of gravity. The crew: Lukas Loosli is responsible for the buttons, faders and other things on the mixing console, of which musicians don't have a clue. May the clear sound always be with him. Matthias Luethi is the manager, graphic designer and critical voice of the band.