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Phantom Songs

PHANTOM SONGS is the 17 Hippies’ tenth album and their fourth recorded in studio. New sounds and catchy grooves have come and completed their usually acoustic sound. The New-Yorker JD Foster, who has taken part in the recording and mixing of some pieces, has contributed an additional touch much appreciated by the Berlin gang. Songs have pride of place in this new album, which features thirteen short stories about what moves, inspires or amuses the 17 Hippies. Whether when stating the good old truth about love without false modesty or peacefully looking forward while the sombre past is dissolving, the spirit of the present moment is meandering through these songs in German, English, French – not to mention, once again (as in all of their albums), a song in the dialect of Hessia which, here, sounds like