Tutu Amuse represents the musical and artistic union of guitarist, vocalist and actor Rosa Landers and drummer, composer, vocalist and producer Janek van Laak. Both hail from Berlin’s infamous Marzahn concrete tower blocks where they spent several lockdowns creating their debut album, “Two To Amuse”.
“Gaia”, the third single to be taken from the LP, is one of the more meditative moments on the album. Plaintive guitars gently give way to subdued percussion, wordless chants and glistening keys, before Rosa’s voice joins them to complete this reflective and pensive piece. As something of a contrast to the more intense, provocative moments on the album, “Gaia” provides some contemplative respite, as Janek explains:
„Recording 7 minutes of instrumental music while seeing the incense smoke over Marzahns skyline was a bit magical. Later, Rosa brought the lyrics and melody into the studio and when I heard them for the very first time there might have been a few teardrops.„
Despite such introspection, the forthcoming album speaks to the listener in bold colours, and with a distinctly theatrical feel. It’s no surprise then that the couple hold the visual aspect of their music to be vital.
Both in terms of their live performances, and in their forthcoming videos, we can expect some stunning and stirring sights that will simultaneously be avant garde and full of playfulness. With ample touring and more new music to come from this delicious doublet, this looks like being a momentous year for Tutu Amuse, but for now, enjoy this moment of calm before the storm.
“Sex in the studio“
“creepy energy was hunting this Marzahn junkie jungle, but as soon as we locked the studio door on the floor 9 – things unfolded surprisingly colorful.”
”blood, sweat and tears.“
Two To Amuse is out 9th of September 2022 on Sonar Kollektiv.