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Somnambulistic Tunes

- Studio, released June 2007 -


CD release 2007
Artwork: Evi Kruckenhauser & Thorsten Quaeschning
Photos: Jennifer Weichert & Thorsten Quaeschning


1. Overture4:06
2. Little Town Of Holstenwall4:34
3. Annual Fair5:14
4. Somnambulistic5:04
5. Streets Of Holstenwall2:55
6. Night, Night, Night7:36
7.Help, Murder, Help 6:23
8. Funfair 19192:34
9. Jane And Cesare2:00
10. The Funeral Night3:38
11.Jane's Nightmare 1:24
12. On The Run4:10
13. Celebrating Fears Part II2:27
14. Investigation13:35
15. Twilight Of The Invalid0:45
16.Lunatic Asylum 4:42
17. Final3:52
Total running time74:59


Recording dateSummer 2004
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Berlin), Q-Music Studios (Berlin), Townend Studios (Berlin)
Recording engineer(s)Bjorn Sjollruud
Composer(s)Thorsten Quaeschning
Musician(s)Thorsten Quaeschning (e-bow, guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocoder), Susanna Maria Sellin (saxophon), Thorsten Spiller (guitar)
Producer(s)Thorsten Quaeschning


The complete music of the album Somnambulistic Tunes was inspired by Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, a 1920 German silent horror film, considered to be one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era.


Unlike most later releases by Picture Palace music, this album is almost a solo recording by Thorsten Quaeschning, who has composed, arranged and performed the complete music, except being supported on guitar and saxophone by two other musicians on just three of the 17 tracks.


Recorded back in 2004, the music was finally released on CD by the Berlin based Manikin Records label. In July 2009 it became available as a download release as well.


2007: Manikin
CD: MRCD 7081; digipack
2009: PPM Web Shop
Download: individual tracks or complete release as MP3
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