In the past years Strom & Wasser [Power & Water], lead by their singer, songwriter, bass player and producer Heinz Ratz, have concerned themselves primarily with German realities. In 2011 Ratz visited many local refugee camps on his Tour of a Thousand Bridges. He thereafter put together the award-winning project The Refugees with musicians and vocalists that he had met there on his tour. Prior to this, Ratz, born in 1968, called attention to homelessness and pollution with spectacular campaigns; three of his productions received the “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik“ [German Record Critics‘ Award]. With the double album Reykjavík,a new cycle begins. It is the first of a planned series, in which Strom & Wasser work together with musicians from different European cultural metropolises. To Ratz this project is also about unforeseen encounters, fresh impressions and lively exchange.
released January 29, 2016
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