2017. Up to now, the many impressive projects of Frank M. Spinath (Seabound, Edge Of Dawn, Ghost & Writer) have always been conceived in duo form: Spinath cared about the vocal duties, while his respective counterpart took control of the music.
With Lionhearts, Spinath realised his first real solo project as the music is created by him as well. In this endeavor, Ben Lukas Boysen (Hecq) supports him in the role of producer. Spinath has chosen to arrange his compositions in a manner reminiscent of the impressionistic classical cycle "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky who orchestrated his pieces like pictorial motives with various subjects. Thus, Lionhearts comes across as a consistent album dedicated to different topics from the universe of Spinath, arranged without breaks in a "Continuous Mix," partially preluded and led over by instrumental parts.
The sonic palette of the album first changes between golden and bright before getting progressively colder and darker. The album was excellently arranged by Ben Lukas Boysen whose production adds a special depth to the songs. This mixture of dark and ambiguous topics, the electronic lightness of the compositions, and the impressive arrangements of the tracks makes the album Lionhearts a profound and hypnotic trip!
02. The Ardent City
10. To what I don't know
11. No going back
12. In the Sand
01. Lionhearts (continuous mix of all album tracks)