Philipp Eissler and Joscha Brettschneider fell in love with the guitar at an early age and enjoyed this enthusiasm both solo and in many bands.
They met as a duo in 2014 and have been operating under the name BRTHR ever since.
Their style is an understated mixture of folk, Americana and gospel with the nonchalance of a JJ Cale and the powerful extravagance of His Golden Messenger, who does not hesitate to use drum computers and home organs, and who breaks up the formation of the duo with fellow musicians when necessary.
STRANGE NIGHTS (LP * JellyFant 2017 * cat# jayf 38) * file under Americana
Build a House / Easy Child / 22 / Nothing on My Mind / Somewhere Else Tomorrow / I Resign / Sun Goes Down / When Will We Ever Learn / Rain & Snow / Going Home
Was JJ Cale from Stuttgart? It almost seems so when you listen to the new album "Strange Nights" by BRTHR.
It is, as the record shows, a congenial duo: Eißler's sense of melody and songwriting combines with Brettschneider's well-grounded sound fetishism.
Together they do a relaxed slow-jam to Rhythm Ace, which brings us to JJ Cale. He used the drummachine too, and Eißler and Brettschneider explicitly name the king of the Tulsa sound as an influence.
Sun Goes Down (from Strange Nights)