ZweiTon is Berlin-based composer and touch guitarist Alexander Dowerk's neo-progressive metal project.
Form is the debut album of ZweiTon. which unites his influences of modern, progressive metal, minimal music and IDM into a unique, genre-transcending musical vision. The six instrumental pieces on Form combine heavy grooves and intricate polyrhythms with catchy melodies. Minimal music's compositional principles meet modern rock's emotional energy, resulting in a complex and powerfully expressive interplay between mind and spirit.
The US Touch Guitar is Alexander's weapon of choice in mastering guitar and bass parts alike. This eight-string extended-range instrument is optimized for touch style playing ("tapping") but also allows for more traditional techniques such as plucking, strumming, or slapping.
The songs benefit just as much from the collaboration with Alexis Paulus, a virtuoso drummer who has already proved himself in many additional projects.
Adrian Benavides and Markus Reuter have produced and mixed the album with great affection for detail and created colorful, vivid sound worlds you simply can't escape.
Hang on to something - you're in for a rough ride!.
released May 1, 2012
Alexander Dowerk: touch guitar, electronics, programming
Alexis Paulus: drums, percussion, electronics,
Udo Dzierzanowski: acoustic guitar on »licht«
Roland Vanecek: tuba on »licht«
Andrea Sanz Vela: viola on »sand« and »eis«
written by Alexander Dowerk & Alexis Paulus, 2005-2009
re-composed and re-arranged by Alexander Dowerk, 2010
mixed and produced by Adrian Benavides and Markus Reuter
mastered by lee fletcher
touch guitars and viola recorded in berlin, germany,
2010 by alexander dowerk
drums recorded in schneckenhausen, germany,
2009 by dominik cardeneo
artwork and layout by studioflokati.de
All guitar and bass sounds on this record were
produced with a Touch Guitars® U8 Deluxe.
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