Hermann Baumann is easily one of the finest horn players of the second half of the 20th century. He came to prominence as a soloist in the 1960s and in 1964 won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, beating out Jessye Norman for first place
Romance '76 (1976). Esoteric Recording’s Reactive label is pleased to announce a newly remastered CD release for the seminal German Electronic & Ambient musician Peter Baumann’s debut solo album, “Romance ‘76”. Peter Baumann came to prominence as a key member of Tangerine Dream, joining Edgar Froese and Chris Franke in the group in 1971 and making his debut on the album “Zeit”. His contribution was felt on the classic Tangerine Dream albums released by Virgin Records issued between 1974 & 1976, “Phaedra”, “Rubycon”, “Ricochet” and “Stratosfear”. In 1976 he embarked on a solo career with his classic work “Romance ’76”, recorded in July and August that year in Berlin and Munich. The result was a remarkable album that is now held in huge esteem by aficionados of German Electronic Music…
Stakhanovist of nocturnal music composition and sound designer for the last twelve years Hol Baumann is releasing his first 'Physical' and highly expected album 'Human'. In the same vein as artists like Tipper or Trentemoeller, Hol Baumann pictures his sonic universe, melancholic and sharp, woody and urban, a stunning album conceived as an electronic ballad lulled by breakbeat influences. An artist with an innate sense of composition and haunting themes, glitchy acoustic play, mixing fragility and strength.
Seit den 1960er Jahren wirkte Baumann in verschiedenen Bands mit. 1971 wurde er Mitglied bei Frumpy und international bekannt. Die Tageszeitung Die Welt verglich 1970 den damals 21-Jährigen mit Eric Clapton. 1972 wurde Baumann in der Musikzeitschrift "Musik Express" zum besten Gitarristen des Jahres gewählt; zahlreiche weitere Polls bestätigten diese Wahl.