Continuing their musical exploration of themes surrounding their Communist-era, East German heritage, the duo of brothers Daniel & Sebastian Selke known as CEEYS will soon be releasing the fourth full-length album entitled Hausmusik. Temporarily foregoing their use of vintage electronics, soviet synthesizers, and effects, the new record finds them relying solely on their main instruments – cello and piano – to pursue a purely acoustic exploration of mutually-shared memories and life experiences. The album is heavily referential, from early influences like Bach, Beethoven and Debussy to pioneering composers such as Arvo Pärt, Arthur Russell and Philip Glass, and such neoclassical contemporaries including Greg Haines, Hauschka, and Nils Frahm.
“Growing up in the last decade of the former GDR, restrictions and the overcoming of material lack were our daily companions. The memories, impressions and feelings, the two sides of one medal – the Wall – help us to understand the present time a little better.”CEEYS