Berlin based cellist and composer Anne Muller, announces the release of¬†her long awaited debut solo album Heliopause, out on November 22 with¬†Erased Tapes. Heliopause follows several Erased Tapes releases featuring¬†Muller, including her celebrated collaboration with Nils Frahm 7Fingers,¬†and feature credits on Lubomyr Melnyk's Fallen Trees, Ben Lukas¬†Boysen's Spells, Nils Frahm's All Melody, as well as Erased Tapes' 5th and¬†10th anniversary box sets.
A solo record in every sense of the word, Muller wrote, recorded, arranged¬†and produced Heliopause. Title track and album is named after the¬†boundary where the sun's wind ceases to have influence. It is ultimately, the¬†border of our solar system. The name struck a chord with Muller since the¬†two voyagers sent on an exploratory mission 42 years ago, just crossed the¬†Heliopause this year and entered into the next solar system losing power¬†from our own sun.¬†
Boldly opening the album is the striking Being Anne, which sees Muller¬†embrace her new found freedom with the most experimental piece on the¬†record, placing the cello in a completely new context. Playing a broken¬†down old piano with a plectrum for the melody and scratching parts of the¬†key mechanism to produce a rhythm, the once lost instrument is given a¬†new lease of life among looped cello drones and drums. The atmospheric swells of noise on Being Anne are juxtaposed beautifully¬†with the most
1 .Being Anne
2. Solo? Repeat!
3. Nummer 2
4. Aarhus / Reminiscences
5. Drifting Circles