First Album : "Fishmoon - Music By Axel Manrico Heilhecker"
by Axel Manrico Heilhecker - Fishmoon
,the idea came up, to record a instrumental album, which should be
routed more to atmospheres, than to structural aspects in music.To
accomplish this Heilhecker collected relics of his guitar-laboratories
during his work as producer for Phonoroid,
Gassama,or Andreas Ludwig.
This was done between 1995 and
1998. As a result this album established a visual sound, mainly leaded
by Heilhecker's guitar, but far away from common string-acrobatics.
Most different musical styles and guitar-specific playing-technics had
been dismantled and brought together in new aspects. All
instruments were played mainly by himself this time.
"Listening to my
album today, i find all influences of my collaboratories in
90's very clearly comin' upfront.
For example my work with the,
meanwhile late, indian sitarplayer and music prof. from Benares T.N.
Same as Ravi Shankar,a
student of Villayat
he was a
great architekt and storyteller on his instrument.
No picture - no sound ,this formula always has been
putting a spell on me.
Grosskopf , my longtime fellows since those days
musical caesura of the late 90's, the moveover from
linear recording to virtual tracking.
Fishmoon ,moon in
,is analog to a situation of sensitive processes and expressions,
or a time
, when one is not able to lock up from in- and external sensations - a
state of unlimitation.
What started as a collection will
be continued as a conceptional edition and released Nov - 06
Axel's music is very visual, no wonder that he just won the
best US-Documentary with "CINDERELLAS
OF SANTA FE", directed by VANESSA
VASSAR (Axel's partner in PHONOROID, which
he musically supported and
check out http:://www.axelheilhecker.com for further information.
passionate guitarplayer started up in Cologne, had his first
recording contract in England end 70's
and played since the
Numerous wellknown German-Rock recordings
as well as
touring builded a
platform for him as one of best known players of Germany and a composer
As a teenager he had lessons from DON CHERRY,
the legendary Jazz and
Ethno musician, trumpet player, and father of EAGLE EYE and NENEH
CHERRY, which inspired him since then, and gave him a
understanding of music.
Workin' with german musicians like WOLF MAAHN,
KLAUS LAGE or
HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER ,
and as well the later
connection to the TV
showband of HARALD
where he met KING CRIMSON
COLLINS and again long time fellow ROSKO GEE,
and backed up numerous artists like BRIAN FERRY,
ADAMS or GRACE
JONES, made him noticable for the major german
But his personal roots came strong in his projects and album
within' a high output since the 90's,
featuring both, his
music as well
as his facilities as a producer.
Besides productions of african and indian music, he produced
released a couple of albums and soudtracks with his
in the USA.