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Cleemann

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Investigations in the tricky art of writing music CLEEMANN is a Copenhagen based DIY one-man-project centered around singer, multi-instrumentalist and musical director Gunnar Cleemann – a Danish folk experimentalist prodigy of immense and uncontested talent. His 10-song-cycle "45 Minutes Mostly About Caring", officially released September 2009, is a series of investigations and questions into the tricky art of writing music as well as into his own self. Each song displays human emotions we inevitably know, accept, or conquer throughout our lifetime, representing personality-aspects in a manner of deep humanity. Cleemann’s theory that these songs are mostly about caring is not too far fetched – it is clear this is about personal realizations. With a forward yet slower motion, this unique sound-scape – the subtle acoustic textures and analogue synths blending with electronic beats and loops – is born out of a passion for vintage instruments- and studio equipment. Revealing vulnerability and spirit, his voice is entirely his own – clear, deep and vast as an ocean – a most remarkable instrument exuding its own ambient brilliance. Live Cleemann performs solo or in a up to 7 piece band according to the nature of the venue. In live shows, he adapts musicians and delivery depending on the situation in order to be true to the moment. The audience picks up on the excitement that this is a one-of-a-kind performance that can’t be recreated. Rich in emotion from all ends of the spectrum, his live shows and music look to be vital, appealing and never the same twice. After starting his career in high-gear rock bands in underground Copenhagen, CLEEMANN is on the move towards promoting his solo-debut "45 Minutes Mostly About Caring". Press Quotes: »45 Minutes Mostly About Caring is far too selfless to have been birthed by the Western world. Our side of the globe knows emotion, strengths, and the deafening call of the weak. But we lack the history that could form an artist like Gunnar Cleemann. This is not to say he outranks the likes of Dylan or Cobain, but he is certainly on par when it comes to dedication to their craft. This is a piece of indie art history that, sadly, few will know about right off hand. But something of this nature can’t hide forever. Soon the effects of these 45 minutes will be heard by all in some way, shape, or form. Ron Trembath, FensePost, Spokane WA, 16 February 2010 »As unique and interesting as pop music comes, there’s a certain genius to his work. Senior Editor Andrew Fenstermaker, FensePost, Seattle WA, December 2008. »His voice is otherworldly with a distinct weirdness all his own. Jesseca Gentile, Volume Knob, New Rochelle, NY, September 2009 »There are two qualities I look for when judging pop music–catharsis and satisfaction–and Cleemann delivers both. Senior Editor Jesseca Bagherpour, Denton TX, DayBowBow, January 2010 »Cleemann’s ability to express his lyrics clearly and to go beyond the feeling through them is remarkable. Series Two Chris, eveninthefuture.blogspot, Columbus NE, January 2010
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Investigations in the tricky art of writing music CLEEMANN is a Copenhagen based DIY one-man-project centered around singer, multi-instrumentalist and musical director Gunnar Cleemann – a Danish folk experimentalist prodigy of immense and uncontested talent. His 10-song-cycle "45... Read More →


Saturday March 19, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Velveeta Room 521 E 6th St

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