This is an "honest" record. Probably the most honest record I have made so far. It felt very natural to make it. I didn't care about getting too cheesy on this one. If I liked something, I kept it. After writing almost exclusively German lyrics for half my life, this is the first full album with English lyrics. It felt good to do something different. Have some new possibilities for rhymes and try a new approach to singing and discovering my deep singing voice. The songs are pretty simple, but every track has its own special ambiance and feel. I could have added a lot more tracks, but I liked the stripped down, bare bones versions of the songs.
released September 16, 2016
teenage years, a record by diamond seas
martin konvicka: vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, harmonica
julia pichler: violin on "airplane window"
raimund seidl: cello on "down"
tobias wurscher: production & mix
hans wagner@solidart mastering (https://www.solidartmastering.com): mastering
salomon (https://leopoldsalomon.tumblr.com): artwork
severin koller (www.severinkoller.com): photography
written by martin konvicka, except:
"down" music: m. k. & raimund seidl / lyrics: m. k.
"go slowly" music: m. k. & tobias wurscher / lyrics: m. k.
"one of these things first“ music/lyrics: nick drake