About: The Season Standard
When emotional subjectivity and rational objectivity cut sharply through eachother in a persons mind, they either have a problem or a big advantage. Without knowing it for sure one can assume that the latter is the case in this project. Their technical perfection doesn’t drown in emotionless constructs, it rather strengthens the atmosphere of the music. The Season Standard is both uncompromising and manifold at the same time.
The progressive rock of these musicians who are all in their twenties, is quirky and complex beyond recognition a construct that asks for a delicate perception. Yet every song comes across shamelessly easy going and convincing even live.
Positivity is not only found in this, their music also makes sense.
030 city magazine Berlin, issue 09, 04/27-05/10/2006
Who is The Season Standard ?
The Season Standard was founded in 1995 in Meißen, a small town near Dresden. From the age of 16, the members contributed exclusively to the punk- and grunge scene which despite the small-town environment was on the go.
The first concerts were organized quickly, but already back then, the main goal was to create their own style.
The musical influences of the band members were extremely different and needed to be brought into accordance.
The following years were mainly a time of trying things out. During this time the core members of the band, consisting of Mathias Jähnig, Simon Beyer and Daniel Scherf, grew even closer together musically.
In the year 2000 bass player Ralph Hundert was replaced by Robert Koppisch. During that time the band had already left the grunge field acquiring more hardcore elements and occasional funk quotes.
It began to fully open itself to the possibilities of rhythm.
In 2002 the band moved to Berlin where it was confronted with an overabundance of bands and possibilities. This inspired the band to completely dedicate themselves to the music even more. In the following two years everything that had mattered until then was questioned.
Musically, each musician experienced the most intensive time of his life. This spirit determined the music of The Season Standard to this day. The tendency to perfection is omnipresent in their work.
Always putting themselves in front of new challenges they grow together with their music.
This is on the one hand reflected in their techniques, on the other hand in the love for details in the arrangements.
Always open for new influences their playing is characterized by a high extent of experimenting.
How does The Season Standard sound ?
Their music combines the energetic elements of hardcore with groovy funk passages and esthetically sounding components of the jazz and electronic genre.
Playful rhythms meet lost melodic paths to coalesce in the next moment and devote themselves to the expressive.
The singing leads through the thicket right to instantaneously danceable euphoria.
Appropriately, the lyrics fathom surrealistic landscapes, always trying to cover up their tracks.
In its entirety the music presents itself as a self- contained unit, that reveals something unexpected every time anew.