Eberhard Weber, "Pendulum" - CD izdevums, ECM Records.
In Pendulum I have given up this self-limitation. More than ever I am interested in the end product, and for quite some time now I have been free from the need to prove that one person can do it all. All sounds and effects are produced with my special bass without artifice, absolutely 'synthesizer-free'. Every single sound could be reproduced live, but not the events and structures, for example the quick change from effect to effect. Every new storage or alteration simply requires a certain amount of input-time, and I think that in a studio recording it really can't hurt to shorten these procedures.
Why do I play everything alone? The answer is simple. The bass just happens to be my life-long preoccupation. Also my old adversary. And I have long been dissatisfied with using this instrument in the traditional way. I find it a lot more exciting to make all those strange, witty, unmistakable, unique sounds that only an obstinate lover can coax from this stubborn instrument.
The bass as orchestra – if that isn't a challenge.