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As Saschienne, Sascha Funke has formed a duo extraordinaire with multi-talented instrumentalist, singer and wife Julienne Dessagne, displaying an expressivity previously unknown to anyone following his solo work. Far away from the romantic hokum of crude feelgood songwriting, both not only focus on on the harmony and bliss, but explore the discord, the misunderstandings that great love brings with it.
Saschienne‘s debut release „Unknown“ maintains the perfect balance between intimate idiosyncracies and public formatting, going from quickly sketched chords and whispered consonants to a full-blown thunderstorm in just a matter of a few tracks. It's a hypnotic road movie worthy of Bonnie & Clyde, gaining momentum as a marathon runner would… the music reaches out further and further, always fascinated of what might be behind the next curve. This point is driven home by this track, the very first of the album, when Julienne sings, „This Unknown… keeps us together, brings us closer“. The artists themselves are perfectly aware of their taste for adventure: „Willing to know the unknown is what makes us travel forward and further… welcome on board!“.
Saschienne's debut "Unknown" is out on Kompakt on March 26th, 2012.

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