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Anchor and Burden

by Markus Reuter

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Nick Bradey
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Nick Bradey This music is profoundly moving and unsettling, in keeping with the background issues of Covid and likely impending ecological catastrophe. How do I explain this
to my grandchildren when they are able to comprehend what is happening to our planet ? Markus has captured my concerns perfectly. Favorite track: Trial in Tears.
Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper Ah, this Bandcamp Friday coincides with Markus' 49th birthday. As this new solo album has been on the wishlist anyways, buying it today seemed like a good idea...
Once more (see Stephan Thelen's Fractal Guitar albums, to which Markus contributed), I'm wondering, how music can feel so abstract and yet so accessible at the same time. To me, that's a (very) good thing, indeed! Favorite track: Trial in Tears.
Alexander Babikov
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Alexander Babikov This compilation is a collection of seven improvised soundscapes created by nothing but an AU8 touch guitar and a computer in master‘s hands.
The pieces have very little in common, albeit they do tend to convey a somewhat warm and serene atmosphere,
that all of a sudden dissolves in a brutal and abrasive sounding piece called "Hell-ish", which transports the listener to a yet another new dimension, serving as an introduction to the sound of Markus Reuter‘s new project – Anchor and Burden. Favorite track: Sunlit Storm.
Michael Kunkel
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Michael Kunkel Exactly was the title says - and it drives me to tears ... Favorite track: Trial in Tears.
Mike Shockley
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Mike Shockley This absolutely must be listened to start to finish - an amazing work of art
Frank Hadlich
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Frank Hadlich What a mature and inspired solo performance. It's been a very personal experience to listen to it first time via Markus' video streaming Sep 3rd, 2021. Favorite track: Trial in Tears.
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Justified 08:11
Sunlit Storm 08:31
Hell-ish 04:55


"Anchor and Burden" is a solo soundscapes album, and it's the introduction to the band "Anchor and Burden", which will release an album cycle (5 distinct releases) in the following months. "Magnet" will bookend the release cycle.

This is the most poignant music I have recorded in many years. I did not expect it, but the lockdowns etc. have brought out something really deeply emotional and urgent from deep inside of us musicians.

These live-in-the-studio recordings were filmed.


released September 3, 2021

Recorded and filmed live at Castle Studios, Röhrsdorf.

Recorded by Arno Jordan
Mixed by Peter Junge
Mastered by Lee Fletcher

Filmed by Julius Günzel
Video by Alexander Dowerk

Produced by Markus Reuter


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