Hasse Poulsen

HASSE POULSEN: NOT MARRIED ANYMORE

CD release october 18th by Das Kapital records (l'Autre Distribution)

Concert Le Triton (Les Lilas) october 19th (trio , and Souffle Continue (Paris) november 15th (solo).
Not Married Anymore coverNot Married Anymore is a collection of songs that talk about love and love going wrong. It's a very personal collection of songs that Hasse has written during the last three years, while his marriage since twenty years turned sour and fell apart.
 
Though speaking about life and how it is lived is not the domain of teenage hits, it is the source for all the great traditions of popular music such as blues, country, flamenco etc.
 
The trio playing the songs count Poulsen and two of his best friends: bassist Henrik Simonsen and drummer Tim Lutte. They are two musicians of great experience: They have played on records, done shows, TV shows and all what the life of a musician can give. Henrik has a classical background and has played all styles of music for 40 years while Tim who is from Pittsburg (USA) masters all styles of American music.
Hasse Poulsen is a pioneer: he works on mixing inspirations from all kinds of music, from the most extreme experimental via jazz and rock to the most accessible songs, into a coherent and personal language.
 
Not Married Anymore is a songwriter's record. You will not find any extended solos, hardly even a glimpse of improvisation on it and very few instruments have been dubbed. The music is bare and raw:. The whole focus is on the delivery of the songs, the idea being that we really hear each instrument and the space between the notes. The recordings took place in a rented house near the town of Maribo in Denmark in August 2018 with only 8 tracks. So even the sound is stripped. The guitar plays chords and sometimes a part of a melody, nothing more.

Tim Lutte (drums, percussion), Hasse Poulsen (vocals, guitar), Henrik Simonsen (double bass)
 Not Married Trio photo
This being said, it's a collection of really good songs: melodically it goes from the country of DRINK TO MY HEALTH to seventies' rock in AT THE END OF A ROPE and I NEED A NEW GIRL great ballads such as ASK YOURSELF and ONLY SOMETIMES. The inspiration are acknowledged and felt : Costello in WHAT KIND OF A WORLD and ASK YOURSELF, Tom Waits in NOT MARRIED ANYMORE, Beatles in THOUSAND VOICES, Dylan in SHIP FULL OF GHOSTS, Paul Simon in ONLY SOMETIMES etc and all the other musicians that the trio has listened to through the years are present in more more or less recognizable ways.
 
There are currently 3 tracks available on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/themantheycallass/sets/not-married-demo
 
contact: hasse[at]poulsen.fr

 

Das Kapital Records CD19A13

 

1 NOT MARRIED ANYMORE 2:36

2 DRINK TO MY HEALTH 2.59

3 ASK YOURSELF 6:58

4 A SINGLE DAY 5:21

5 AT THE END OF A ROPE 2:49

6 WHAT KIND OF A WORLD 3:20

7 THANKS FOR THE FIGHT 3:07

8 THIS IS THE DAY 3:47

9 HOLLOW OLD BONE 3:53

10 I NEED A NEW GIRL 4:06

11 IN A DEAD MAN'S SKULL 1:56

12 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND 6:47

13 SHIP FULL OF GHOSTS 4:08

14 THOUSAND VOICES 3:10

15 ONLY SOMETIMES 3:57

 

 

TOTAL TIME : 58:54

 

Words and music by Hasse Poulsen (KODA, SACEM)

 

Vocals and guitars: Hasse Poulsen

Acoustic bass: Henrik S. Simonsen

Drums & percussion: Tim Lutte

Sound effects Gilles Olivesi

 

Basic recordings in Hans-Martin Lassen's house in Maribo, Denmark

Additional recording in Paris, Frederiksværk, and Søllerød.

Recording by the musicians

mixing engineer : Gilles Olivesi

Mastering by Pierre Vandewaeter, Studio Lakanal

Produced by Hasse Poulsen for Das Kapital Records

Photo by Denis Rouvre

Lay-out by Christian Kirk Jensen

Printed by Rockers. www.rockerspro.pl

 

 

Special thanks to Anja Reiff and Bagsværd Musikskole for letting us use microphones and stands

 

This record is being released with financial support of

Oktoberfonden

Dansk Kapelmester Forening.