“Pretty garageesque for a hobo band”
“Still good, but now that they become more and more successful they tend to act snobbish somehow. They should have put some more radio-friendly ballads like `Song for the Wall` on the album.”
That’s what early listeners say.
Sweet Illusion - the 4th studio album of hobo supergroup Hobotwang comes all the way from way out yonder. After three years of true but relaxed efforts in recording, styling, mixing, leaking, life-living and legal battles.
As the world´s first and finest Internet Hobo band, Hobotwang still don’t play together. Not one session. Finn Sterwirz recently called that the #BigData of rock music. The band itself calls it pingponging of tracks that pile up to songs. Still you don't feel the distance. They sound tight and live as ever.
Musically, the group takes you onto a wild ride through twangy waste lands and flourishing hobo cities. A bit like they did seven years ago on their debut but this time even more cool, less artsy, without the maturity of youth.
Makers of Sweet Illusion include: core-hobos Tom Drexl and Michi Bauer alongside the crucial help from longtime deputy hobos Sepp Tember, Sean Weeder, Rüdiger Wolf, Eike Ngetno and Hirno Strenger.
On top of that Richard Tretzel (greenlobster studios, Graz) did another rather remarkable contribution with his unremarkable but fabulous mastering of "When I was a loner" by giving the recording a nice warm and fat analogue touch in this cold digital world.
As always, Hobo Twang provides the full album as free download. Don't hesitate to donate via paypal anyway (t.drexl(at)gmx.de).
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Tom & Michi
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