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Henning Goes To The Movies

Henning Ohlenbusch Audio CD

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...finished the album on a high note with Meatballs the second song I listened to multiple times right after the album ended. He sings of having trouble making friends as a child and not being able to communicate properly. When he first sings the words, I didn't wanna go. I didn't wanna go. They made me go I was saddened by this kid not wanting to go to camp. But that quickly changed when in the last minute of the song. With nothing more than his voice and his guitar Henning repeats those words I didn't wanna go. They made me go over and over and reminded me of sitting around a campfire and forgetting that there were others there with me singing along.

Before this album I knew that films connect with people on a human, real life, level. I write about my experiences and connections with film all the time. But I learned from Henning and his album that just as his experiences are not mine, and mine are not yours, that there is a certain powerful force in sharing our experiences so that others may connect in some way. Those connections, physically or spiritually can change a persons life and give them something else entirely to share. When I have, and share, a connection I have with my real life and a film I watched all of a sudden, before I even realize it. --- Chris Monks: Pulp Truth

A thinking man's fool, Ohlenbusch's often absurdist, always clever arrangements and lyrics occasionally find themselves begging for a topic to deconstruct, and for his first solo release, he's provided them with exactly that. Henning Goes to the Movies includes nine songs that are also movie titles, including Logan's Run, Meatballs, Poltergeist (which has a Tomorrow Never Knows feel), and even Joe versus The Volcano.

The record is more a deep examination of the films' underlying themes and emotions than a straight-up Siskel & Ebert experience, and either way is a great peek into the melodic and instrumentally moody world of the prolific Ohlenbusch. --Tom Sturm: Valley Advocate

The songs from Henning Goes To The Movies are neither reviews nor film-spanning narratives. Instead, Ohlenbusch simply pulled from his own emotional reactions to the films key characters or memorable scenes. And in making this album over the past winter, he did not allow himself to revisit any of the movies while composing.

In an interview with this writer leading up to the Book Mill gig, Ohlenbusch explained, I made a rule that I was not allowed to. Because I had written Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (which he had been carrying around for years before making the record) just on my memory of this one scene in that movie, I said I am not going to allow myself to watch any of them. So there could be some mistakes, but it really is about my memories or how the movie has stuck with me throughout the years. Most of them are pretty old.

The compositions that make up the new record are often incisive and sometimes woozy recollections of films that are neither Big Budget Hollywood, nor Art-Theater Staples. Many are modest, slightly dark comedies from which Ohlenbusch managed to pull bits of pathos and alienation. ---David Madeloni: Northampton Media

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It's the futuristic 2000's, is it still okay to release a concept album? Celebrated New England songwriter Henning Ohlenbusch thinks so. Henning Goes To The Movies consists of nine songs about nine movies. Ohlenbusch describes the album this way: Like everything in life, movies are experienced differently by each viewer. On this record, I tried to express in music how these nine films impacted me personally. At the outset, I established one rule: I was not allowed to revisit a film until I composed and recorded the song that it inspired me to write. In this way, I hope that each piece genuinely conveys the ways in which each movie has stuck with me throughout the years.

The nine songs on the album are: Joe Vs. The Volcano, The Straight Story, Poltergeist, The Year My Voice Broke, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Logan's Run, Superbad, Amélie, and Meatballs. Though many of these films are widely considered to be comedies, the songs here are mostly gentle and melancholy, touching on the moving aspects of the films, whether they be sympathetic characters or defining moments. It's a relaxed, friendly record. The songs don't try to push the listener, but rather invite them to settle down for the journey. As the chorus of The Straight Story explains, I don't care how long it takes. I don't mind how slow it seems. I'll get there.

Ohlenbusch sings all the parts and plays all of the instruments (with the exception of the drums on Amélie by Brian Marchese). The album was recorded, during a particularly harsh New England winter, entirely by Ohlenbusch in his small basement studio, buried under the snow, with just him and his instruments. Some songs feature just Ohlenbusch s voice and his trusted dark red Guild acoustic guitar while others have full arrangements. Listen for melodicas, glockenspiel, warm synthesizers, electric guitars and basses, pianos, organs, and various little percussion instruments. The production, like the rest of the album is personal and intimate with Ohlenbusch's simple and natural voice conversationally riding on top of the carefully selected instruments.

Most noteworthy, perhaps, is how Ohlenbusch's well-crafted lyricism manages to cut to the heart of each film. Poltergeist: Nobody's acting like they should in the blue-eyed houses of my neighborhood. Amelie: My apartment might seem real tragic. I m sitting here scheming secretly, part of me dreaming this magic might find its way back to me. Or Superbad, who's song takes place during one escalator ride (a nod to Nicholsson Baker's novel The Mezzanine?): It s a thought that s as jarring as the homeroom bells. The next time you see me, I might be someone else.

Though each song is about a movie, the listener need not be familiar with the films to enjoy the album. Ohlenbusch explains, It was important to me that each of these songs stands on its own merit. For most of them, the listener might have never even known what the inspiration was had the songs not been titled the way that they are. For those that are familiar with the films, Ohlenbusch hopes to convey the mood and spirit of the films how I experienced and remember them over time. This explains how a movie as goofy seeming as 1979's Meatballs starring Bill Murray could yield a chorus like To casually and gracefully interact with others, to naturally and easily articulate my thoughts, this seemingly instinctual trait of human nature, confoundingly has evaded me for the better part of my life. Just to have a conversation, what would that be like?

Henning Ohlenbusch is an award winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer living in Northampton, MA. He fronts the band School for the Dead and is a member of The Fawns, The Gay Potatoes, The Aloha Steamtrain, and Sitting Next To Brian.

He is a touring musician with Winterpills, Spouse, and Polaris.

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