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The Machine



  1. The Machine (5:43)
  2. The Messenger (8:32)
  3. The Deconstructor (7:20)
  4. The Breeder (4:21)
  5. The Beast (4:34)
  6. The Diva (9:24)
  7. The Engineer (8:00)
  8. The Builder (8:20)

produced by


Executive producer

Philipp van Endert & André Nendza


Stephan Mattner – saxophone // clarinet // flute // concept // keys // computer
Ralf Gessler – drums
Sebastian Räther – bass

About the album

Jazz goes Rock goes Prog goes Electronics

Yabbalaga is the name of the new project by Cologne saxophonist Stephan Mattner. Together with bassist Sebastian Räther and drummer Ralf Gessler he presents eight exciting pieces on Creatu- res, which are far away from any pigeonhole thinking. Sometimes more jazzy („The Engineer“, „The Deconstrutor“, „The Breeder“, „The Builder“), then more rock-oriented („The Messenger“), the prog-rock oriented track „The Diva“ also sets new standards in this metier with this instrumentation, electro beats („The Machine“) and house soundscapes („The Beast“) round off the groovy trip through Yabbalaga‘s musical world.

The loops were recorded in advance with flute, clarinet and soprano sax, partly edited and are played back to live music. This creates a powerful construct which can be accompanied by coincidences in a clear structure.

Release Date: 2023/04/28
Catalogue-No.: 5156JS

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