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Where To Go 02:29
The Lane 10:57
Half The Way 09:55
Reunited 04:48
Step By Step 05:28
Welcome 11:06


“Welcome” is THE LAB's fourth album dedicated to intuitive music.

"Welcome" documents the first time that the musicians involved played together in this constellation. They met at THE LAB in Dortmund, the recording was started and they started to create music without any previous arrangements or notes.
In the editing process, the pieces were only shortened and in some places, shakers and natural tones were added. There were no second takes or any other overdubs. So they created these more than 100 minutes collection of ad hoc compositions, sound experiments, improvisations and pieces that sound like they were composed - but aren't.

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


released September 4, 2020

Reza Askari - double bass
Sven Kosakowski - drums, percussion
Marc Mennigmann - piano, keyboards, electronics
Sebastian Mueller - guitar
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics

Recording studio: THE LAB, Dortmund
Editing, mix, master: Sven Kosakowski & Marc Mennigmann
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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