After their debut LP THE GRUNEWALD CHURCH SESSION in 2016, Brueder Selke, East Berlin-born brothers, now Potsdam-based poly-instrumental composers Sebastian and Daniel Selke, also known as award-winning cello-piano duo CEEYS, released a trilogy of LPs dedicated to their personal reactions to the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall, in combination with stories from their early classical apprenticeship in the centre of life and training that was a modern socialist plattenbau.
On CONCRETE FIELDS, WÆNDE and HIDDENSEE, the duo combined their cello and piano setup with other traditional instruments of the communist era,
including many varied and quasi-antique synthesizers.
Originally conceived as a trilogy and subsequently reimagined as an anthology, the CEEYS catalogue in total could also be split into three dilogies:
THE GRUNEWALD CHURCH SESSION & CONCRETE FIELDS (from sketchy childhood fragments to the 1980s),
WÆNDE & HIDDENSEE (the historic turning point in 1989 and the vague 1990s).
In 2020 the two released a pure acoustic album from the present HAUSMUSIK.
Recording a chamber music session from their home studio, it is based around their main instruments cello and piano.
Now it feels organic that MUSIKHAUS changes the point of view and follows in the form of a carefully curated rework album.
Thus HAUSMUSIK and MUSIKHAUS form the third dilogy of the two.
The album title not only mirrors the original but converts the cosy chamber music idea into the vision of a house of music what is here closely connected to the brothers’ Q3Ambientfest, a boutique music festival that blends established and emerging artists from diverse genres and origins and invites open-minded music lovers to discover today’s contemporary spectrum.
“The catalogue of our work under the anonymous CEEYS does not solely serve a narrative from the past
and the division of the world into East and West at that time, but is in constant dialogue between apparent controversy and aspired harmony in the interplay of our long-term duo collaboration and paves the way for releases under our own name.”
CS, Brothers Selke
released October 29, 2021
Album produced by CEEYS · Brothers Selke · Released by Neue Meister · Executive Producer/Edel: Elina Hage.
Original music written and performed by CEEYS · Sebastian and Daniel Selke · Played on a cello from Klingenthal and a piano from Gotha.
Reworks by Pascal Schumacher, Thor Harris, Midori Hirano, Marina Baranova, David Allred, Simon Goff, Arnold Kasar, Ben Lukas Boysen, Mara Simpson and Hoshiko Yamane.
Mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios, London · Master-lacquer cut by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Schnittstelle, Berlin.
© Published by Kick The Flame Music Publishing, Tracks 3, 5 & 8 by Kick The Flame & Erased Tapes Music Publishing Ltd., Track 9 by Kick The Flame & Manners McDade Music Publishing · All rights reserved.
„Sebastian’s Left Hand“ photograph by Daniel Selke · „Daniel’s Right Hand“ photograph by Sebastian Selke · „Sebastian Selke“ portrait by Kasia Borek · „Daniel Selke“ portrait by Roman Koblov.
Design by Daniel Selke and Adam Heron.
Ltd. 180g 12-inch record in a 300g cardboard case featuring photographs, portraits, liner notes, signatures, credits, dedicated text
and 1 double-side printed insert, using 2 original fonts from the communist-era GDR recommended by Torsten Posselt at FELD.
Adam Heron, André Schönauer, Andreas Grosser, Ari Matsuoka, Arian Stechert, Arnold Kasar, Ben Lukas Boysen, Brian Housman, Dan Cole, David Allred, Elina Hage,
Everyone at Edel, Everyone at Erased Tapes, Everyone at Kick The Flame, Everyone at Manners McDade, Everyone at Neue Meister, Hoshiko Yamane,
Johannes-Jeremias Blackstein, Julius Barg, Juste Survilaite, Kasia Borek, Levin Haegele, Lupo, Mandy Parnell, Mara Simpson, Marcus Heinicke, Marina Baranova, Maximilian Sieghardt, Midori Hirano,
Olaf Zimmermann, Pascal Schumacher, Rajk Barthel, Roman Koblov, Simon Goff, Thor Harris, Thorsten Glotzmann, Torsten Posselt, Will Chang – and to all those who should not be missing:
V I E L E N D A N K !
Last but not least, a big Cello bow and Keys to all of you for listening and buying.
Our Musik would only stay at Haus.
Dedicated to our dear parents Harald and Gabriele.
For Alma Lucia *22.02.2019.
℗ + © 2021 Neue Meister/Edel Germany GmbH · Neumühlen 17 · 22763 Hamburg
All Tracks Published By Kick The Flame Music Publishing Leipzig · Sasstraße 32 · 04155 Leipzig
Tracks 3, 5 & 8 Published By Kick The Flame & Erased Tapes Music Publishing Ltd. London
Track 9 Published By Kick The Flame & Manners McDade Music Publishing London
All Rights Reserved · Printed And Manufactured In The EU · Total Time 48:05