Lehnen was founded by two Americans and two Austrians residing in Austria’s capital, Vienna. They play loud rock music using sonic textures and song structures predominantly found in ambient/ post-rock. Their fourth full-length studio album, „Reaching Over Ice and Waves“, explores the concept of how living in or traveling between different geographical locations affects the identity and development of an individual. The record conveys what it is like to be a foreigner hanging in the balance between two cultures, constantly home-sick regardless of where one goes, paradoxically, finding comfort and familiarity in travel, as travel itself becomes a sort of “home”. Flights, layovers, and airports are warmly welcomed- they are the connector between the traveler and the people and places at the end of the journey. The majority of these sentiments are transported instrumentally, with occasional vocals when lyrics are needed to express specific ideas. Following the release of their acclaimed third record, „I See Your Shadow“, various tours of the United States and Europe ensued featuring shows with bands such as Russian Circles, Glasvegas, InAeona, and a recent journey through Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Germany supporting Caspian. Now, finally, with the band’s signing to Noise Appeal Records and the upcoming release of „Reaching Over Ice and Waves“, Lehnen set out to reach new heights in both artistic and performing
released May 28, 2015
All songs written and performed by Lehnen. Recorded by Ronald Dangl at S.T.R.E.S.S. Studios in Graz Austria. Additional recordings at mBox Studios, Vienna Austria & Living Fire Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado USA. Additional production, mixing, and mastering by Will Benoit at The Radar Studio in Clinton, Connecticut USA. Guitar solo featured on “TCK” played by David Boyd. Spoken word contributions featured on “Immer Fremd” and “TCK” by Donald Prokop and Marlena Sustala. Original paintings by Hannah Korbitz. Layout and design by Stefan Sieder. Released via Noise Appeal Records and Cloud Contact Records. Sponsored by the AustroMechana SKE Fond.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of people: Our families and our loved ones, Karin, Julia, Marlena, and Zuza. Your patience and faith in us made this record possible. Many, many thanks go out to all contributors and producers who helped make this release the album it is: Ronny, Will, Hannah, David, and Donald. Additional thanks go out to Dominik Uhl at Noise Appeal Records, Artur Garcia at Wombat Booking, Tobias Wurscher, and Tom Zwanzger at S.T.R.E.S.S. Studios. Lastly, we would like to thank you, the listener, for supporting us throughout the years and for continually getting us out on the road without which we would understand the true meaning of a home just a little bit less. xoxo, Joel, Martin, Matthew, Stefan.