The title of the album is self-explanatory: a play on words consisting of “voc” (vocal) and “-ation” (vacation). As a matter of fact, the five extraordinary singers view this CD as an ambassador among different styles of music. Here, one can find influences of pop, world music, folk music, and classical elements, all of which are under the framework of jazz.
Whether it's astonishing beatbox grooves, swinging jazz lines, or touching harmonics, the new album combines it all while pursuing a clear line. With this release, the group proves in 69 minutes that modern folk music can sound impressively consistent with an idea. The beautiful graphics and stylish design were created by Heinrich Lischka, the band's house and set designer.
Containing brand new and original lyrics over instrumental classics like „Au Privave“ by Charlie Parker or John Coltrane’s „Impressions“, Tonal Rausch combines high doses of jazz music with artistic pieces like “Wheel” by John Mayer or Sting’s “Big Lie, Small World”. With their own composition, “Moon In Your Pocket“, Tonal Rausch gives a taste of what's to come in the near future: a new focus on more self-written compositions.
An important musical base of Tonalrausch ist he new intepretation of Pop songs. The humoristically arranged “Toxic” by Britney Spears or the magically fragile construct of Portishead’s “Roads” shows in combination with Seal’s “Kiss from a Rose” a profile of impressive yet still elegant Pop music supported by groovy beatboxing. To round up the album modern interpretations of the Swedish folk song “Allt under himmelens fäste”, the floating Taiwanese song “Lovesong of Kang Ding” or the aristic and imaginary interpretation of the German folk sing “Es ist ein Schnee fallen” close the whole masterpiece with a sense of absoultion.