In August 1994 Tim Höfer, Christian Wiesner and me founded Colour Haze. After uneasy first years Mani and Philipp completed the band in 1998. Last year Jan Faszbender joined us. After more than 450 shows all over the world, 2 live- and 12 studio-albums foremost we wish to say: THANK YOU! Thanks to all who went to our concerts and bought the records. Thanks to our crew, the promoters, local staffs and all who helped. Thanks to all the bands who shared the stage with us and all the musicians who contributed to our recordings. Thanks to all who wrote and spreaded the word. Thanks to our families who tolerate and support all this! Thanks for all the friendship we found and could share!
And we have a lot of plans for 2019:
- we keep on working through our back-catalogue and will add more remastered Hi-resolution downloads to our webshop. - After all the old digital data could be restored Los Sounds De Krauts finally will be remixed and reissued on DLP, 2CD and download. - Live Vol. 2 will be released soon – recordings from Duna Jam 2007 – parts of the legendary Tempel-concert and a wonderful session on the beach…. - For April we already booked the studio for the basictrack recordings of our upcoming album….
And we want to play live a lot – a first tour is already booked – after the shows with Jan were recieved so very well last year you can look forward to see us as a fourpiece again in May ; )
02.05. Nürnberg, Hirsch ( + Monkey 3)
03.05. Berlin, Desertfest
04.05. NL-Nijmegen, Sonic Whip
05.05. UK - London, Desertfest
06.05. F - Paris, Petit Bain ( + The Devil and the almighty Blues)
07.05. Aachen, Musikbunker ( + Monkey 3)
08.05. Hannover, Musikzentrum ( + Monkey 3)
09.05. Leipzig, Werk 2
10.05. Stuttgart, Universum ( +The Devil and the almighty Blues)
Upcoming releases on Elektrohasch - as well matching the title „The Past & The Future“:
– Thirve – The Eps 1996 & 1997
Raw Jaw from Munich have been one of the very first European bands that played what was called „Stonerrock“ lateron. And they have been one of the finest - talented, creative and with a unique style! Wrongfully this band has been forgotten. In our early years our friends from Raw Jaw were an important competition and inspiration for us. Apart from the two albums they released on CD I always especially enjoyed a series of 3 Eps the band released in 1996 / 1997 pretty underground in a tiny issue on CDR. With a quite semiprofessional 8-track and the like to experiment the four created a true gem!
It happened the 1/4“ tapes of the original 8-tracks still existed – and in good condition (unlike our digital recordings from the early 2000s, s.a. ...). In the next days I will have finished the mixing of the recordings and I might already say I could get quite a good sound. I recommend this record very much to everybody who likes Colour Haze, Sungrazer, etc.. (and of course all music from Bowie to Kyuss) – not only to correct a tiny part of musical history but because it‘s so good – not only for the stoner-smash-hit „Worse“ alone this shouldn‘t be missing in any music collection!
The Chikipunk Years
- We Here Now -
Back to the future: I haven‘t heard anything like this yet – guitar, bass, drums – of course… But: a band with members from Brasil, India and Peru mixing the uneven rythms of Asia with South-American feel, full of modern twists and breaks, driving it into a furious intesiveness and lay above all this beautiful relaxed melodies with a twist from the Andes to the Himalaya… finally a truly new, fresh take on Rock! - this should be the future! I am proud to present the debut of We Here Now on Elektrohasch. Don‘t miss it – so once you can tell you have been there : )