Category Archives: Recordings

HINTERLANDT: New Album “Seven Tales” Announced

I’m very excited to announce the release of the new Hinterlandt album Seven Tales on independent label Art as Catharsis in August 2020. Seven Tales is a song cycle in which I take the band’s detailed and progressive art-pop into a more lyrical and poetic realm, with the seven fictional characters’ tragic stories beautifully brought to life by classically trained vocalist, Nicole Smede.

Launch: Thursday 20th of August 2020 at Old 505 Theatre, Sydney. Secure your tickets here.

Musicians: Nicole Smede: Vocals, Monique Mezzatesta: Violin, Jara Stinson: Violin, Simeon Johnson: Cello, Jochen Gutsch: Trumpet, Guitar, Glockenspiel

Credits: Music and lyrics written by Jochen Gutsch. Recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios in Sydney. Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Studio. Artwork by Sam Harwood.

STILL: Audio-Visual Project

STILL: Roster 100 Days 300x300

Still is an audio-visual project I did in response to the lock-down situation in March-June 2020. For 100 consecutive days I took a photo of the same patch of Sydney sky at 8am every morning.

Meanwhile I composed a soundtrack to match the meditative atmosphere of the photographic project. Built around the fixed parameters of pace and place, Still is a quiet invitation for reflection and contemplation.

JOCHEN GUTSCH: New Website

Hello. It’s 2020 and I decided to set up a website under my own name, as a platform for my various creative undertakings. Current projects include HinterlandtNo MandateStill, Snob Club, and several others.

The Discography page shows some 35 or so albums I’ve made, the Dates page lists upcoming shows and has an incomplete list of 500 or so gigs I’ve played. Press has snippets of reviews, About has a basic bio. If any of this interests you please don’t hesitate to Contact me.

Not listed on this website are things I organise in my capacity as programmer for the Goethe-Institut in Australia, which has its own website.