Tuesday April 17th, 2018
by ndolp

Listen Closely presents: znap – homo digitalis


Listen Closely proudly presents znap’s new album “homo digitalis”!

The trio znap zaps through the history of Jazz – exciting, fresh and free of arbitrariness.

Leonhard Skorupa – tenorsaxophone, clarinet

Gregor Aufmesser-  double bass

Lukas Aichinger – drums

Saturday February 10th, 2018
by ndolp

Listen Closely presents: Little Rosies’ Kindergarten Debut Album!

LittleRosieKCoverWe are very happy to welcome one of the most exciting Austrian large ensembles into the Listen Closely family!

Heavy grooves and meditative sounds rapidly exchange with haunting themes or improvised drones….all of the band members do compose for the ensemble, so nobody is the leader really – the band rather consists of 12 powerful soloist. This is exciting music!

Little Rosies’ Kindergarten:

Anna Anderluh, Anna Widauer – Gesang
Florian Sighartner – Violine
Matteo Haitzmann – Violine
Clemens Sainitzer – Cello
Johannes Bankl – Trompete
Lisa Hofmaninger – Sopransaxphon, Bassklarinette
Werner Zangerle – Tenorsaxophon
Robert Schröck – Baritonsaxophon
Lukas Leitner – Piano/Synthesizer
Helmuth Mühlbacher – Gitarre
Philipp Kienberger – E-Bass
Judith Schwarz – Schlagzeug


Debut Album out now on Listen Closely!

Thursday July 27th, 2017
by ndolp

Listen Closely presents: Grammophon Acoustic Project

Grammophon Acoustic

Listen Closely is happy to welcome the “Grammophon Acoustic Project” !

The Trio, consisting of Bernd Haas (Guitar, Live Electronics), Stefan Preyer (Double Bass, Live FX) und Flo Baumgartner (Drums) creates an exciting genre-mix, ranging from Jazz, (Art)Rock, Funk, Modern Classical music to Electronic Music. It takes its listener to a very special journey. Check it out!

Thursday July 27th, 2017
by ndolp

New Album Release: Memplex – Lawn of Love


Listen Closely is happy to announce Memplex’ second Album release – Lawn of Love

Since their debut album “Souvenir” (2012) a lot happened in the careers of the five guys of Memplex. All of them can look back at a successful and exciting time as Musicians in the local and international Jazz-scene.

Perfect circumstances to reunite, gather all collected impressions and take it to the next level: Every single one of the five musicians contributed compositions to their album “Lawn of Love”. Songs that sound like title tracks or jingles of not (yet!) existing TV-Series – and on top of that all you can hear joyful and fervent improvisations. Instrumental (potential hit) Music!

Wednesday January 25th, 2017
by ndolp

New release: Philipp Nykrin “Songbook”


Listen Closely is proud to announce another album release by one of the finest Austrian keyboard wizards: Philipp Nykrin

February 22nd marks the day that Philipp Nykrin releases his new album “Songbook”, which features 4 Solo pieces and 6 duos. For the duos he teams up with his long time associates Nina Fiva Sonnenberg on vocals, Fabian Rucker on saxophone and Martin Eberle on trumpet.

Come out to the release show of “Songbook” on February 22nd at Wiener Konzerthaus! Also to be heard there: Philipp Nykrin’s Wire Resistance (if you haven’t yet: go and check out their debut album –  Listen Closely 14).

Tuesday April 26th, 2016
by Werner

Hiroi release Return of the Koi


Hiroi, Band of guitar player Michiru Ripplinger, release their Album “Return of the Koi” on Listen Closely.

Hiroi, is Japanese, to which guitarist Michiru Ripplinger has a strong connection by his mother, means “wide” and describes the mood that is conveyed by his compositions.
Stylistically, apart from modern jazz, this wideness is expressed through the occasional trip to the singer / songwriter genre, and rock elements that can be found in the music of this formation. Closed-mindedness is not for them.
Hiroi sees itself not as a band with a lead singer, but rather as five equal musicians. They alway focus to do justice to the meaning of their band.

They will celebrate the Release with a concert on 30.4. at the hoerthoert-Festival.

Tuesday October 6th, 2015
by Werner

Matrioska Dreamteam release their Debut “Unusual Place”


We are happy to welcome “Matrioska Dreamteam” to the Listen Closely Family! The Trio consists of Violin – Doublebass – Drums, which is quite an unusual Instrumentation. Their very convincing Debut is callen “Unusual Place”.

This is what they say about their own music:

The music of violin player Florian Sighartner, double bass player Sebastian Küberl and drummer Judith Schwarz is based on a settled rock attitude that shows up in a subtle dress of different playing modes of jazz. Unconventionality is part of the concept and begins with the instrumentation and doesn’t end with the compositions. The violin suddenly acts as rhythm instrument, the double bass mutates into a guitar and the drums turn out to be a bowed instrument. The sound of this band is exceptional; virtuosity is never self purpose and due to tasty arrangements and extended instrumental techniques the lack of a typical harmonic instruments turns out to be a gate to an unimagined sound.

Florian Sighartner – violin
Sebastian Küberl – double bass
Judith Schwarz – drums