It is almost impossible to put Conic Rose's music into a common formula. Depending on your perspective, you could describe it as indie pop, jazz, ambient, electronica or a soundtrack that evokes its own images. It is everything together and yet much more than just the sum of the styles listed. Konstantin Döben describes this phenomenon as both a blessing and a curse. But that is pure understatement, because it is precisely the unmistakability of his hoarse trumpet tone on the tranquil soundscapes of electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass and stoic drums, which translate the influences of J.S. Bach, Krautrock, Thom Yorke or Bonobo into a sound aesthetic that evokes associations with Jon Hassell, Nils-Petter Molvaer or Toshinori Kondo's unforgettable band IMA, that gives this album its special flair. Conic Rose doesn't need a catchphrase, because the music describes itself.
The magic formula for trumpeter Konstantin Döben and pianist/keyboardist Johannes Arzberger, who know each other from Clueso's band, as well as guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Bertram Burkert, bassist Franziska Aller and drummer Nicholas Stampf is barrier-free openness on all sides.