From the ripples of the water, a sighing breeze drifts through the milk-less forest and into the alleys of Llaregrub. The fictional town in which the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas set his radio play "Under Milk Wood" in 1954. On a spring day - from midnight to midnight - the provincial eccentrics are at their best: ardent love letters written "with loins boiling hot and eyes like blowtorches" find no fulfillment, gossipy furies can't help themselves, a blind sea dog chats with his drowned comrades - dream and reality lovingly shake hands on the cobblestone streets. From this material - brimming with words whose mere sound can already give you shivers of happiness - Leipzig singer Matthias Boguth has created impressive, lyrical jazz. With "Milk Wood," Boguth delivers a determined and intense debut. Boguth's versatile baritone, the nuanced to powerful playing of his bandmates Stephan Deller (kb), Philip Frischkorn (p) and Philipp Scholz (dr) and the tense arcs of the music immediately draw the listener* into the "lakes of dreams" of the people of Llaregrub. The album will be released on TRAUMTON Records on August 30th. The band will play their release concert at UT Connewitz.
Matthias Boguth (voc), Philip Frischkorn (keys), Stephan Deller (b), Philipp Scholz (dr)