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Heat 02:01
Soul 05:06
Tuning 05:07
Diet 09:02
Harmony 07:25
Budget 07:12
Workout 11:12
Equation 05:17
Stones 05:28
Living 04:46


For "Balanced", drummer Sven Kosakowski and pianist Marc Mennigmann invited bass player Lukas Keller to THE LAB in Dortmund. The recording was started and they began to let music happen without any previous arrangements or notes.
In the editing process, the pieces were only cut or shortened. This is a collection of ad hoc compositions, sound experiments, improvisations and pieces that sound like they were composed - but aren't.

After "Welcome", "Three Word Poems", "Tracks" and "What We Need", "Balanced" is THE LAB's fifth album.


released September 18, 2020

Lukas Keller - double bass
Sven Kosakowski - drums, percussion
Marc Mennigmann - piano, keyboards, electronics

Recording studio: THE LAB, Dortmund
Editing, mix, master: Sven Kosakowski & Marc Mennigmann
Cover photograph: Sven Kosakowski
Album artwork: Marc Mennigmann


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Marc Mennigmann Lagos, Portugal

Marc Mennigmann worked as a session musician in the 1990s and founded two companies which both still exist. He plays piano and Chapman Stick, loves to record, mix and master. Further, he is a programmer, a father of two kids and a well-known concert photographer. He loves to work experimental and to break all the rules. Check out his homepage mennigmann.com for more projects and information. ... more

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