„Complex guitar playing, fragile voice and some electronic patterns are the basic elements of PABST’s music, which is rarely conventional and always diversified, often melancholic and never clichéd.“
Michael Ternai – Mica 2013
Second release by Pabst. At first sight „Full Of Light“ is not full of happiness. But it’s profound. The titletrack deals with „letting the things go, that we love“, says Austrian guitar-player Daniel Pabst. One main topic throughout the whole CD is „the trouble we have with farewells“. Yes, the songs on the CD are also about death and love. Pabst: „Sometimes it is not totally clear wether a song deals with love or anything else.“How can we cope with farewells? „Maybe I am a sentimental guy, but to me music is a good way to handle these issues.“ (Pabst) But still: The CD is optimistic, not pessimistic. The titletrack features the line: „I’m going into a room of light“. While the first Pabst-record was clinging to jazz-like, free structures, the new CD is more song-based following the rules of classical songwriting – featuring the musicians Thomas Tannenberger and David Schweighart. All in all „Full Of Light“ is a deep going, sophisticated record, on which the participating musicians had enough space to perform. You can hear synthisizers and a carillon. The songs of „Full Of Light“ do not offer answers, but they take us for a little journey – and they (maybe) leave us behind differently.
trafo “dogtailes” (2005), trafo: “trafism” (2008), Noise Town Groove: “Rurban” (2008), Pabst: “Songs For A Hopeless Minder” (2011), Pabst: “Full Of Light” (2013)
Done: Daniel Pabst studied jazz-guitar and composition, so far he played with musicians like Lukas Ligeti, Martin Philadelphy, Christoph Dienz, Karl Ritter, Mia Zabelka, Martin Siewert and Gerald Preinfalk. trafo. Daniel Pabst already had airplay and gigs overseas, also at John Zorns Club in New York City.
„Austria’s leading hard-core-jazzpunk-guitar-player. …()… well composed and incredibly well played“ (Concerto)
Some reviews about the CD „Songs For A Hopeless Minder“:
„A great record“ (Kurier)
„The lyrics are upretentiously dealing with love and loss. They are not melancholic, but deal with real pain.“ (falter)
PABST is a band with DANIEL PABST as singer and songwriter, SASCHA GORBACH playing bass, DAVID SCHWEIGHART playing the drums and SIMON USATY on keyboards and vocals
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