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Christian Naujoks
True Life / In Flames

Album CD
Out: 09-04-2012
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After his self-titled debut of 2009, True Life/In Flames the second Album by Berlin based Christian Naujoks. Recorded by Tobias Levin at the Laiszhalle Philharmony Hamburg a dense concert atmosphere s
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After his self-titled debut of 2009, True Life/In Flames the second Album by Berlin based Christian Naujoks. Recorded by Tobias Levin at the Laiszhalle Philharmony Hamburg a dense concert atmosphere sets the tone. Stringent seriality is combined with that Romanticism of the minor key which one also finds in a certain corner (and a more popular one) of modern twentieth-century piano music; in the likes of Michael Nyman, Wim Mertens, Arvo Pärt, John Cage and György Kurtág. Deep contemplation and solemn expression paired with intellectual clarity. Each note has weight, and every sound a purpose. Unlike Naujoks' debut, True Life/In Flames completely relinquishes the use of any sort of electronically generated sound. Instead, there is a consistent stylization of what one might call 'organic sound'. The figure of the bedroom producer is relieved here by that of the composer and pianist. There's a piano, played by Naujoks; there's the marimba of Martin Krause; and then Naujoks' voice – once, twice. This album could be designated as a suite with various movements – it's bracketed by the conspicuous reprise of its most songlike piece, 'Moments I' and 'Moments II', as well as by the economy of the unchanging instrumentation and the black and white cover photograph by Dirk Stewen that references the recording location: the Laeiszhalle of the Hamburg Philharmonic. Piano and marimba stand there on an almost cave-like stage, surrounded by music stands, microphones and stacked Egon Eiermann SE 68 SU chairs. A company of genuine instruments. Again Christian Naujoks embrace the world of contemporarys music loving connaisseurs. True Life/In Flames is a gift for all thouse hunting the unique, the deep, the outstanding. All's quiet at the beginning, as it is at the end.

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DJ Comments (131)

Radio - NOICE! - Harry Ruffner

a solid effort

CorMarc (Cocoon)

Super freu mich drauf alles in ruhe zu hören...ganz toll !!!!!!!!
sowas brauchte ich noch

Anthony Collins

really special stuff !!!



Vincent Lemieux

i won't listen to it because i know it's good. i want to take time to listen to in a better setup then my computer speakers. thanks for the promo, always a fan anyway!


Great !!!!!!


nice tracks in it

Monty Luke

always love a good release from Dial...

Sergey a.m. (Propaganda Moscow)

perfect album!

Mano Le Tough

Beautiful music. Thank you Dial.

Stefan Sieber

dial. pure love from here!


beautiful album . thanks !

Magazine - Lodown // Forty

Loveliness... even though it might bring some heavy clouds onto a perfect spring sky.

George P.

great listening stuff
thx for the music


Nice, but I'm not sure if there's enough variation within the album to hook me.

Mueller & Mitch

just waiting for this one! brave release on one of the best labels of our time! cheers

Radio E-Volution / Tim Jones

Lovely album. Moments I, Dancer and Moments II are my favs

Radio - Triangle Fm // Laurent N.

A beautiful album !!!
Really nice tracks & melodies.
Great Stuff by Christian Naujoks.

Simon Beeston

Sweet atmospheres, needs a detailed listen so will get into that. Thanks.

Patrick Bateman

not feeling this one...




Eine sehr besondere, sehr sehr schöne Platte!

Sinan Mercenk

nice album

Robbie Akbal

great orchestral stuff here.. really nice for relaxing things up!

Blog - littlewhiteearbuds.com

Thanks, will make available to LWE staff for potential review.

Alex Flitsch

Über dieses Werk hatte ich schon in der März-Ausgabe der De:Bug gelesen und freue mich natürlich umso mehr es jetzt hier zu finden. Jedoch eine Bewertung abzugeben oder gar einen Favoriten zu bestimmen im Rahmen eines Promo-Tools finde ich ehrlich gesagt schwer und für solche eine Art Musik auch etwas deplatziert. Das einzige was ich bisher dazu sagen kann ist, dass ich nach der Lektüre des Artikels annahm, dass es unter Umständen etwas schwerer zugänglich sei, doch dem ist nicht so. Es klingt sehr frei und offen und hat, und das meine ich absolut positiv, sogar leicht Soundtrack-artige Momente.

Radio - Roof FM // Bjoern Schaeffner


Groove / Prinz / Piranha / Carhartt - Michel Leuffen



What a great journey...


the music! thank you!

Matthew Styles

some nice romantic pieces here!

Mutlu (Bar25)

Words as necessary as beats here.

Radio - Oceanclub Radio

likable approach in expanding the boundaries but not so sure yet, have to explore more.

Guy J

On To The Next for me , thnx good luck


great Album really love it !

Franklin De Costa

great concept. thanks for the music. enjoying it a lot.

Matthew Hoag


Alland Byallo

This is beautiful music. Thank you for sharing and releasing this!


what a beauty, real hypnotic minimal compositions.
sounds almost like veterans Reich & Glass w/ a new edgy showgazy coating - top class Dial people, thanks for thinking me for this promo

Mass Prod

W O W ! ! !


thnaks for this in my i pod


Music for star gazing! Brilliant stuff. can't wait to get stuck into this.

wordandsound's Enning

Ambient Classical Pop excursions ! Thank You Dial

Adam Port

where is the fucking bassdrum?! ;) very cool album!! like it a lot. THX. a

Arnaud Le Texier

Proper music!!! Really nice melodies & vibe! Congratulation :)

Magazine - eq-mag.co.uk / Telford

fantastic. massive respect to dial for releasing music like this these days!

Blog - soundrevolt.com

downloading to check it out

Sophie Nixdorf

All tracks are touching my heart!! I can't tell which is my favorite track, becaus they are all great!!! Thanks laot for this special wonderful release!!!!

Maurizio Schmitz



very cool music. looking forward to giving this a proper listen.


Download for Magda

MS Elbe

so so wonderfull!!!

Cosmic Cowboys

Amazing!!!! Thanks!!!

Gruber & Nürnberg

Tolles Album!!! Super zum relaxen... Tolle Kompositionen!!!

Alex Tepper

Beautiful atmosphere here. Looking forward to listening a lot more to this. Thanks


really nice ambient stuff..
will listen quietly..
thanks for this!
Fabio / Bosconi

Marko Nastic


Lars Behrenroth

super cinematic
not always sure about the vocals but love the piano!

Paulo Olarte

marimba :)


lovely album! deep minimal classic a la john cage. love it

Patrick Zigon

wow - awesome - love it!!!

Mr. Statik

Couldn't have picked a better soundtrack for this grey morning in Berlin, great atmosphere and over all mood, I'm touched.

Whatpeopleplay's Peter Armster

will spent some time with this beauty.


will download.
thank you for great music!

Nic Liu

Diver is beautiful, looking forward to listening to the whole album properly.


That's just wonderful!!
This album will keep me company a lot i think :)


That's just wonderful!!
This album will keep me company a lot i think :)

F.E.X. – (Robotronic Paris)

great album for to listen all


i love pianos so much


really quite beautiful. can't wait to sit and really immerse myself in it as it sounds like something that needs really time to enjoy

Axel Bartsch

Thank you! As I don´t have or take the time to search for lovely music beside the taken path, you just brought it to me. Can´t wait to listen to it on a rainy sunday evening and getting emo.

Matt Star

Super nice Album.

Steve Stix

very nice!!

Martin Landsky

nice peace of music....!!!

Jennifer Cardini

I'm a fan !

Radio - Docepulgadas (Spain)

not for me..!!

Milly De Mori

i love this EP, quality all around! Full support

Sebastian Wilck


Audision - Tobias Schmid

best for my warm up and living room - thanks!

Radio - Altroverso (DJ Misk)

playlist and support in altroverso radio

Matthew Adams

Pure bliss! Another beautiful (but also refreshing) release that adds to the exceptionalism that DIAL stands for. it's really hard to pick a favourite at this point since (unlike most electronic club tracks) this needs to be heard in full length to decide.

Radio - Diversions, CHRY.FM Toronto

nicely constructed compositions - quite engaging!


A beauty!

Magazine - Posivision


Andy Bach

wow, very relaxing album, thank you

Varoslav (Supplemental Facts)

beautiful music .i need more time to check it out full and at home.


Glad to hear some musiiiic! Amazing album.

Maik Loewen

One word: BEAUTIFUL! Thanks a lot for this great music!


beautiful album. thank you.

Luca Doobie

fine italian red wine, a springtime evening with friends, on the balcony, smooth talking and smiling, and wooden B&W speakers playing this gentle piano sound.. ..a secret surprise for afterdinner magic ;) L

DJ: Terry



This needs proper listening on my I-phone, but it sounds great. (didn't expect anything else from Dial)

Angel Molina

LOVE this 'classica' / intimist / accoustic / calm (and hundred of other possitive words) album. A big one!

Jens Bond

wow, really nice...nice...yeah!!!
5 stars for this complete...thanks!

DJ Sneak

not for me.

Mickey Zhang



Really nice album, can't wait to give it a proper listen

Basti Wilke

geiles teil


NIce to listen also promos like this..I´m sure will find the moment to enjoy this album.. : )

Pierre Chevallier

real good Music
i love this Album
full Support for Christian

Magazine - Tsugi Mag

sound acool

Patrick Lindsey

loving it!


beautiful !!

Marcos In Dub

Fat album!! thanks!

Nikola Baytala

nice piano cuts

Radio - Muelgrimradio (Markus Scholz)

Fits perfect in our daily radio rotation...

Electric Indigo

very charming. just not too much into the vocals. many thanks!

Radio S1 UnserDing - Thorsten Mathieu

nichts für UnserDing
aber es gefällt mir

Makcim & Managemend


William Kouam Djoko

Just going on the opening score.. I know I'll love this album and want to listen to this in peace. I'll be sure to be inspired.. Love

Giuseppe Cennamo

man...pure class!! in my ipod!! thanks



Kabuto & koji

Downloaded for Leonardo Falfan/Mobius Strum

Benna Schneider

surely nice stuff but not for me this time


perfect in every way!

Oliver Klein

not for me thxx

Seth Troxler

Downloaded for Seth Troxler, thank you.

Valentino Kanzyani

Beautiful as usual this Album from Christian, love it..

Radio - theclubbing.com (BEL) - Laurent Hulstaert

this album is a masterpiece!

Radio - Ibiza Sonica/ Carlos Mateo Villarreal

Nice.. very Beautiful!!


great, love it, ....some slight electronic additions and Inarritu will take it for his works....excellent


sounds very nice. downloading.

Alexander Maier

superb album for listening and to open your heart. 10/10. more please!

Richie Hawtin

download for r hawtin

Radio - Radio France (Olivier Pellerin)

like baroque pop miniatures, beautiful!



Gunnar Stiller

super nice album!!!

Radio - BayrischerRundfunk/BR - Philipp Laier

Merkwürdige Klaviermusik für meinen Sonntag.

Sven Jozwiak

wow....great work.."On To The Next" is for me....great pack great album....thanks....

Justin Field

very soothing ..

Joris Voorn

Amazingly beautiful, hope that covers it!

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