For many years, Enders Room has been a kind of laboratory for the great saxophone player Johannes Enders. With this project he follows stylistic paths that leave the aesthetic of jazz behind and leads to a new form of hypnotic, electronic music while occasionally refining the tracks with his own inimitable style of improvisation.
The music’s core, however, is something like a private universe of sounds where every beat and every sample and every little detail contribute to the unmistakeable musical language that is Enders Room. The sound world of Johannes Enders is alive, organic in the smallest of details.
When he solos – with his breathy saxophone tone deeply rooted in jazz – the music gains a dimension way beyond compare. Maybe the best way to describe the music of Enders Room is to imagine the melange of influences who have triggered this mastermind for the last 43 years: his resume includes many concert and recording appearances with jazz greats such as Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Brad Mehldau, Richie Beirach, Bobby Hutcherson, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Hank Jones et al, and on the other hand, collaborations with feted electronicists –
Tied & Tickled Trio, Console and Peter Kruder, and again once more! to contemporaries like Joo Kraus, JBBG, Rebekka Bakken, Nils Petter Molvaer, DJ Spooky, Fauna Flash and Nana Mouskouri.
Johannes channels all of these experiences (plus a fable of science-fiction romance and electronic music, through an analogue sound aesthetic) into Enders Room.
While trying to answer the oldest questions of mankind; during countless, isolated hours in his Weilheim Studio, the fifth Enders Room production was recorded. The resulting CD Zen Tauri features guest contributions from Wolfgang Muthspiel, The Notwist, Billy Hart, John Hollenbeck and Stefan Schreiber among others.