Kruder & Dorfmeister Detail First New Album in 22 Years

The downtempo duo will deliver '1995' in November
Kruder & Dorfmeister Detail First New Album in 22 Years
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Kruder & Dorfmeister made their debut in 1993 with the flawless groove of EP G-Stoned and upped the ante with their beloved compilation album The K&D Sessions in 1998. Now, the Austrian duo have shared details behind their first new material in over two decades.

Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister will share new album 1995 on November 13 through G-Stone Recordings. The 15-track effort was mastered by esteemed engineer Bernie Grundman, and can be previewed with opener "Johnson" below.

As the pair explain in a press release, 1995 now arrives in 2020 following the recent discovery of a box of DAT tapes while moving. Kruder and Dorfmeister recall pressing 10 total copies of this material, giving four copies away to "some suitably eccentric individuals," while packing the remaining six away safely.

"It now looks, feels and sounds pretty much exactly the same as those original 10 copies did in 1995," the duo shared. "The only thing that couldn't be done is the original clouds of smoke those 10 copies were bathed in. That will be left to the listener to wrap it in the fresh harvest of 2020. In one way it's a musical time warp space travel. In another, if the music becomes classic and timeless, then it's of its time, whatever the time."

In the years since The K&D Sessions, Kruder and Dorfmeister have both kept active with projects including Tosca, Peace Orchestra and Voom:Voom.


1995:

1. Johnson 
2. Love Hope Change
3. Swallowed The Moon
4. Spring
5. Dope
6. King Size 
7. Holmes 
8. Don Gil Dub
9. Stop Screaming (physical only)
10. Morning
11. White Widow
12. In Bed with K&D
13. Ambiente
14. One Break
15. Lovetalk