“The Silver Starlings take us on a musical roller coaster full of enough twists, turns and thrills to make this album one of most unpredictable.

The songs are a wonderful melting pot of pop, rock, folk and Americana, that takes the listener on a timeless journey from the sounds of the sixties right up to the present day.

One, is a hidden gem – the type that is becoming increasingly harder to find these days. Although the production is very 21st century, the album has a real ‘retro feel’ about it.
David Campbell jr., Decatur GA

Die Songs zeigen sich in berückendem Wohlklang im Sinne von Jeff Lynne… Ohne die Vorlieben kopieren zu wollen ist Musik von schierer Schönheit mit internationalem Popformat entstanden.
Kulturtipp Tagesanzeiger Zürich

“…ebenso amerikanisch wie britisch geprägten Poprock, der stellenweise an die Byrds, Tom Petty oder die Travelling Wilburys und Jeff Lynne erinnert, was weit mehr als Lob denn als Mäkelei zu verstehen ist. The Silver Starlings bieten bestes Songwriting.”
Ralf Deckert, Badische Zeitung

 “Fakt ist: The Silver Starlings haben ein geschmackvolles Laid-back-Album eingespielt, das prächtig produziert ist und insbesondere durch Detailliebe und Stimmigkeit überzeugt.”
Michael Gasser, Loop Musikzeitschrift

“The Silver Starlings debut “ONE” radiates genuine sincerity from each and every song.”
Radio WDGY’s  Scott Bartel  Minneapolis/St.Paul, Mn. U.S.A.

“Hier sind Romantiker am Werk, die ihr Handwerk verstehen.”
Basler Zeitung

..tiefgründig, vielfältig und durchdacht. “One” ist als Album grossartig  und lässt sich immer wieder gut anhören.” 
Artnoir, Musikmagazin

 

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Music

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The End of Time

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Personnel

Reto Burrell   Andreas Wettstein   Peter Wagner   Pascal Biedermann   Sandra Merk

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About

The Silver Starlings – One                                                            Download BIO E / D / F

Born in France, recorded in Switzerland, and influenced by the music of Britain and America. That is, ONE, the eagerly awaited debut from the bandproject the Silver Starlings.

Songwriter and Producer, Pascal Biedermann started writing the songs for this project while staying near Carcassonne, in the south of France. The wet, foggy weather kept him indoors and he spent some of his time sitting in front of an old fireplace watching music documentaries. One of these documentaries, on the legendary singer and producer Jeff Lynne, laid the foundations for what would become The Silver Starlings. “Watching Jeff play complex produced songs, from his days with the Electric Light Orchestra, on just acoustic guitar and piano inspired me”, said Pascal. “The sparse arrangements really made the melodies and harmonies stand out. I loved the idea of composing those type of British songs that have a strong American flavour.”

Pascal then set to work on the melodies. Once they were completed, the next step was to call in David Campbell Jr – a Scottish songwriter now living in Atlanta – to help with the lyrics. The resulting songs are a wonderful melting pot of pop, rock, folk and Americana, that takes the listener on a timeless journey from the sounds of the sixties right up to the present day.

With his bag full of new songs, Pascal headed back home and recruited some of the best musicians in the country to record them. The core of the band, Sandra Merk (bass), Peter Wagner (keyboards) and Andreas Wettstein (drums), are all top players who have worked with Sina, the Soulful Desert, Pink Pedrazzi, Los Dos and on the Swiss version of The Voice. Pascal, himself, played all the guitars, pedal steel and mandolin. The final piece fell into place when hit artist and producer, Reto Burrell, heard the demos, and immediately agreed to provide lead vocals. With family roots in America and musical roots in Americana, Reto was the perfect choice.

The songs on this album are memorable and beautifully constructed. They find their way into your head and your heart . “Hold On To Your Dreams”, reminds us that we need peace of mind to reach our goals; “Where Are You Hiding?”, is a humorous, reflective love story; “Ordinary Guy”, sees a man look back on his uneventful life, that nevertheless has left him fulfilled; “The Ballad Of Sarah D”, teaches us that, in our search for knowledge, the most important thing is to ‘know yourself’; “The Singer And The Song”, comments on society and the way the people have the power but rarely use it; “From Yesterday”, says that no matter what happens In our past we can’t go back, so the only way to go is forward; “Georgia Brown”, looks inside the mind of someone who, on the outside, seems filled with happiness but deep down longs for something more. The final song on the album, “The End Of Time”, is probably the most personal and deals with the themes of life, death and what lies beyond the grave.

One, is a hidden gem – the type that is becoming increasingly harder to find these days. Although the production is very 21st century, the album has a real ‘retro feel’ about it. Maybe because the tracks were mixed on the same console that Queen used for “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and where The Clash, “Rocked The Casbah”. The final touches were added by playing the tracks through a vintage Studer tape recorder as used by a little band from Liverpool called the Beatles!

The Silver Starlings take us on a musical roller coaster full of enough twists, turns and thrills to make this album one of most unpredictable and unexpected highlights of 2016. They search for the answers to the big questions that we all ask ourselves, but through all of this the songs are usually delivered with a smile and seldom a frown. These are songs of hope and any self-pity has been left at the door of the recording studio. If you like your music pure, honest and full of passion Then One, by The Silver Starlings, has everything you could ever wish for.

Album Credits

Pascal Biedermann
Guitars, Pedal Steel Guitar, Mandolin,
Backing Vocals, Shaker&Tambourine

Reto Burrell
Lead Vocals

Sandra Merk
Bass Guitar

Andreas Wettstein
Drums

Peter Wagner
Keyboards

Guests
Samuel Baur (Drums), Andrea Samborski (Vocals), Anne-Catherine Biedermann (Vocals)

Music by Pascal Biedermann
Lyrics by Pascal Biedermann & David Campbell jr.
Produced by Pascal Biedermann

Basic Recordings at Alterna Studios, Basel by Philippe Laffer
Additional Recordings at several studios on planet earth
Mixed at Soma Studios, Zofingen by Dave Hofmann
Mastering at Idee & Klang Studios, Basel by Daniel Dettwiler und Beni Gut

Photos by Doris Flubacher
CD Artwork at Womm, Basel by Lucas Mösch
CD Photos by Lucas Mösch

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