- Peter Michael Hamel on the name of the group (2005):
"Between Title meant and means both things that are actually mutually exclusive. In the beginning, we wanted to name the project BACH course we chose this name, partly as an allusion to the immortal composer of the Baroque era with the same name, but also the name could decipher as "Between All Chairs" ("Between all the chairs"). This was the way we think about ourselves. But then, when we learned that in English there is no such idiomatic expressions we have rejected this idea. you're only the word "between "(" between "), and the four main band members decided that it would be her name. and even this short version says a lot about how we saw the project, which was based on tradition and was at the same time original. we always felt our music as something "in the middle", "between", nothing like before did not exist. in addition, our sound was between categories of serious and popular music. You can not define us in any particular genre. And it still gives me pleasure! "
In the recording of the first album Einstieg (released in October 1971 on the label Wergo), besides the main four musicians also participated in two of the world of classical music: Irish flutist James Galway and violist Ulrich Stranz. After recording, they left the group and went back to the classics.
The album included several short tracks recorded in Munich (Staatliche Musik-hochschule), as well as a 9-minute avant-garde work of "Space Ship" (a CD reissue it even longer), recorded in Berlin. The style of the compositions varies between jazz, avant-garde, folk and ethnic.
A special place in the sound Between takes the instrument that plays Bob Détrée - motorized cello (moto-cello). This unique tool created by Détrée, is a single bass string on which the infinitely moving motorized bow, creating a sound resembling a wheel lira (hurdy-gurdy). When listening to the early albums Between you can take the sound of the moto-cello sound of electronic synthesizer.
The second album And The Waters Opened was released in 1973 on the label Vertigo. 6 tracks of this album were created using many acoustic instruments and are more monolithic fusion of genres than on the first album. Dharana vypushennay album in 1974 is meditative ethno-symphony orchestra recorded with Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ernest Bour. On this album, the group was joined percussionist Charles Campbell, who played well in Niagara.
Apart in the discography album Between worth Hesse Between Music ("Hesse between music"). This radio show on the works of the German writer Hermann Hesse music Between. Gerd Westphal reads excerpts from novels Hesse "Siddhartha", "Steppenwolf", "The Glass Bead Game," "Peter Camenzind" and musicians Between playing a variety of music (from the meditative to jazz), using instruments such as the sitar and the church organ. Among the many guests who participated in the recording of this album is worth noting sitarist Al Gromer, who also recorded with the Popol Vuh and Amon Düül II, barabanshika Holger Brandt of Missing Link and the Sahara, as well as the bass guitarist Jerzy Ziembrowsky of Emergency.
In the period from 1977 to 1980. group were released 2 albums Contemplation (1977, Wergo) and Still Uber Der Zeit (1980, Wergo).
After the collapse of the project Between Peter Michael Hamel went on a solo musical career in the field of electronic music, avant-garde classical music. Roberto Detree continued to develop new tools. Peter Michael Hamel also participated in the recording of the first album Agitation Free, Bob Eliscu collaborated with the legendary German band Popol Vuh, and also played in Sameti. Cotch Black was a member of Sinto, and jazz and percussion ensemble Niagara.
1. Joy Sadness (11:16)
2. Om Namo Buddhaya (02:42)
3. Sunset (03:10)
4. Listen to the light (06:33)
5. Dharana (22:03)
6. The voice of silence (17:33)
Robert Eliscu - oboe, flute, tenor, Roberto Detree - guitar, bass guitar, Peter Michael Hammer - voice, keyboard, organ, Cotch Black (Congas), Charles Cambel (Congas).
Participation: Symphony Orchestra SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden under the hands of CMV Ernest Bour 5 compositions
Aparna Chakavarti (Tanpura in the 2nd song)
Walter Bachauer (electronics in 2, 5 tracks)