CONNY OCHS’ NEW ALBUM FUTURE FABLES OUT NOW AND STREAMING IN ITS ENTIRETY
The captivating new album from German folk singer/songwriter Conny Ochs, Future Fables is out now via Exile On Mainstream, and streaming in its entirety. The album draws attention to human tendency to give an unwritten future some kind of tangibility through dreams and visions. As Conny himself comments, “We find and leave traces for the future. The lives that cross our paths and the lives we lead just as much as the dreams and visions we share – growing to be from what this future will be inspired and made of. This is the journey these songs are about.”
In these troubled times people would seem to believe only in tangible reality, only in things they can touch, feel, hear or smell, while impalpable things like the future seem to remain untouched by dreams, resulting in a reconstruction of mankind, arguably chained to reality. Conny’s songs focus on the interplay between storytelling and visions – this he carves into the rough edges of his organic and sparkling music. Keeping his approach pure and from the heart, Conny Ochs reaches a stark authenticity that draws you in and makes you a part of the music, his travels and struggles, and his search for freedom in life and song.
Boasting a singular, stunning, heartfelt style of melodic folk/rock, and a truly striking voice in both genre, Conny Ochs shows exemplary growth in his delivery with Future Fables, which undoubtedly results in some of the man’s finest and most communicable songwriting yet. Recorded as always in full analog with producer/engineer/studio owner Thommy Krawallo, at the new rural location of his Kabumm Studio in Brandenburg, the remote surroundings helped create an aura of warmth in Future Fables, with an uplifting feeling replacing some of the melancholy of earlier albums. Ochs also widely expanded upon his instrumental repertoire, here incorporating drums, piano, bass, and organ, of course in addition to his wide use of acoustic and electric guitars, and that unmistakable voice.
Future Fables is out now through Exile On Mainstream. Order via the label, on both CD andLP. US orders for both the CD and LP can be placed via Earsplit Distro and digital orders are available via iTunes.
“Beautifully recorded.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“Wake Up” is a powerful statement by the singer/songwriter that wisely explores the potential that his voice holds. Ochs willingly puts his voice in the forefront of his folk and creates the conditions that will make you believe that he is singing and playing in the same room where you find yourself at while reading these words. “Wake Up” is just an example of the unbelievably gorgeous voice of Conny Ochs, the impeccable guitar playing, the imposing soul, and the fantastic production values that are present in his new album. Not that there were doubts about it but Conny Ochs presence alone reaffirms the healthy state of the folk scene worldwide.” – MUSIC & RIOTS
“Thoughtful, sincere songs brimming with heart and soul, and ‘Future Fables’ has all the makings of a future classic.”
– WHISPERIN AND HOLLERIN