by Philipp Zuercher

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released September 14, 2015

All tracks played and recorded live at Schloss Belp (Switzerland) on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2015 except Lucio's Motor Boat: recorded live at Marks Blond R. f. z. K. Bern (Switzerland) on September 16th 2006.

No overdubs on this album:
Philipp Zuercher plays a Parker Fly Mojo MIDI electric guitar with Novation A-Station virtual analog synthesizer, various analog effects and an EDP Looper (Echoplex Digital Pro)
Ronan Skillen plays tabla, percussion and didgeridoo (simultaneously!) on tracks 2, 3 and 8
Lucio Menegon plays electric guitar and the recording of a Venetian Vaporetto (water taxi) on track 4

All music written and/or programmed by Philipp Zuercher © 2004-2015 SUISA

Cover photograph:
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Bronze Probe - From Egypt, Late Period, after 664 BC
Probably used to remove the brain, this being the first stage of the process of mummification. The brain was broken up with the probe, and the small pieces pulled out through the nose. These were then discarded, as the brain was not considered to be an important organ. The heart, rather than the brain, was thought to be the seat of intelligence and emotion, and was left in the body and protected with amulets...

Cover layout by Philipp Zuercher

Thanks to:
Ronan and Lucio for their priceless musical contributions; Musikschule Region Guerbetal for an amazing recording location; people at British Museum Images for a breathtaking brainhook picture.



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Philipp Zuercher Berne, Switzerland

Philipp Zuercher plays original instrumental compositions and improvisations, juxtaposing progressive rock, modal jazz and modern classical music. He has been composing and performing songs, instrumental pieces for solo guitar and small ensembles, and subsequently also electroacoustic and multimedia productions. As a soloist, he has performed in Switzerland, in England and in the USA. ... more

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