17/12/22 - Announcement: philipp rumsch ensemble - reflections


Being full of thankfulness and fortune I am very pleased to announce today that the album reflections by philipp rumsch ensemble will be re-leased 23 February, 2018. The record which consists of the same name composition will come on CD, vinyl and as a special edition on clear vinyl limited to 150 copies on Denovali Records.


By letting this music out of our hands we’re finishing a highly inspiring and moving period of work in which a massive load of amazing people were involved. But at the same time we’re excited to share the result with you and hope you will receive the love it was created with. I am tre-mendously touched and proud that the music is played by those amazing people with the greatest warm-heartedness one can think of:


Matti Oehl – alto saxophone

Johannes Moritz – clarinet, bass clarinet

Vincent Hahn – flugelhorn, trumpet

Antonia Hausmann – trombone

Erik Leuthäuser – vocals

Franziska Ludwig – violoncello

Joshua Lutz (The Road Up North) – vibraphone, live electronics 

Markus Rom – electric guitar

Paul Brauner – double bass

Christian Dähne – electric bass

Maximilian Stadtfeld – drums


I also would like to thank all the people that played with this ensemble within the last two years:

Luke Strange, Benedikt, Sebastian Wehle, Mathias Hochmuth, Hans-Peter Fechner, Georg Demel, Lisa Zwinzscher, Antonia Brändle, Alejandro Barría, Johann Fritsche, Volker Heuken, Yoann Thicé, Michael Büschelmann, Philipp Rohmer, Jacob Müller. 

I can’t describe how happy I am for giving the music into your hands where it is handled with so much sensitivity and I’m overwhelmed with emotions - thank you for your support and commitment!  


Moreover, I am grateful for working with an exceptional production team - there are no words for the enthusiasm and backing everyone brought into the process of making this record: 

Michael Boer provided his cosy Echolux Studio to work in until midnight, Nico Teichmann recorded and edited the material while suffering my ideas for hours, Zodiaque mixed and produced the music and brought the essential „Spezi-mäßigen Mojo“ to the record, Rashad Becker mas-tered the album and explained me patiently what mastering is actually about, Antje Kröger took pictures of working and posing musicians in and outside the studio and Andi Rückel spend weeks in conceptualizing an artwork which is thought-out until the last letter.


Many thanks to Michael Wollny, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Moritz Sembritzki and Theo Bleckmann for evaluating the music – during its different stages – with curiosity, honesty, enthusiasm and competence. 


Thanks to each and every person who took part in the crowdfunding campaign on Startnext and made the production of this album possible. 

I am sending big hugs to everyone of you and to all the other people who supported this ensemble during the last years. I am tremendously thankful for the love, dedication and concerns this project is receiving and hope this album will give some back to you.









17/09/29 - Release: A Forward-Facing Review


I am tremendously cheerful that my first solo EP „A Forward-Facing Review“ is released today on Denovali Records.

The EP consists of the same name composition written, recorded and produced between February and July 2017 - during my stay at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.


This EP opens up a new musical chapter for me, since it is the first result coming from the idea of having influence in every part of the process a piece of music is going through -  from the first sketch to the final audio. The composition is divided in two parts where I wanted to explore sound in different shapes and aspects as well as its modulation by just a few parameters. Furthermore, I tried to integrate my pianistic approach into this sonic language and working processes, which are new for me.


There were some people involved in realizing this EP, which have to be named here: 

Thanks to everybody who evaluated this music in different phases of its process, especially Matti Oehl, Markus Rom, Arpen and everybody at RMC, Copenhagen. Special thanks to August Rosenbaum, Anders Bach, Nikolaj Hess and Valgeir Sigurðsson for supporting the first steps of this project with outstanding dedication. Also big thanks to Markus Abendroth at Abendroth Mastering for the awesome work and to Denovali for giving me the oppurtunity to release this music - which originally started as being my Bachelor project.


The EP is released as a limited vinyl edition with a handprinted silkscreened B-side and digitally.


You can listen to parts of the record here: www.denovali.com/philipprumsch

You can order your phyical copy here: www.denovali.com/store

Download (mp3+wav+flac): www.denovali.com/digitalstore


Thank you everybody,



17/09/06 - New Label, releases and website


Philipp is happy to announce, that he is becoming part of the Denovali artist roster.  From now on, the German label will release his works. They embark their collaboration with the release of A Forward-Facing Review - a twenty-minute long electroacoustic composition, written during his last months at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. In contrast to his previous work, Philipp is responsible for both composition and sound design / mixing. Danish artists Anders Bach and August Rosenbaum as well as Icelandic composer, sound designer and multiinstrumentalist Valgeir Sigurðsson supported him in producing A Forward-Facing Review.

The composition will be released on the same-named EP on 29.09 on Vinyl and digital. Thomas Hack from Denovali made an extraordinary artwork for the vinyl which will come with a backside print and is limited to 100 copies. 


The debut album of his twelve-piece ensemble reflections is going to be released 26.01.2018.


Besides, the website got a new design - you can also find updated concert information, photos and audio.