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Tom Gatza

With his compositions and productions, Hamburg-based multi-instrumentalist Tom Gatza creates intimate worlds whose Nordic melancholy is transported to wide open spaces by cinematic atmospheres and energetic drum sounds. Through his spacious sound worlds created at the piano, Gatza takes his audience on hypnotic ups and downs between neo-classical, jazz and post-rock.

On the new album "Re", which will be released on May 15, 2020 via Listenrecords, Gatza spins the sound of his debut "Melo" (2018) further: The production sounds more sublime and mature, strings and brass add orchestral elements, which are skillfully and always surprisingly combined with electronic sounds. Last but not least, the collaboration with drummer Max Schneider allows Gatza's pieces to swell again and again into energetic walls of sound that combine with intimate sounds; his music is thus equally at home in the rock club as well as in the concert hall.
Tom Gatza