borrowed tunes:...hello loneliness
hm 005 - lp
"Hello Loneliness strahlt, in ein gepflegtes midtempo-mäßiges Honky-Tonk-Sound-O-Rama gekleidet, die gewisse Vertrautheit aus, die einen analog zu den Fellow Travellers wunderbar entspannt in den Tag hinein leben läßt." Spex "Herauskommt das eigentlich schönste Folk/Country-Album, das ich bisher von einer deutschen Band gehört habe." Trash "...sie haben in Klaus Patzak einen Songwriter allererster Sahnehäubchen- qualität." Skug "In Wahrheit haben Borrowed Tunes hier eine Platte aufgenommen, die mit ihrer folkig-countryoiden Wärme leicht zu den besten Sachen gehört, die ich dieses Jahr gehört habe..." Goar
hm 020 - cd
"Die neue CD eindeutig noch texas-inspirierter, noch mehr Hillbilly-Core, ein Klasse Ding." Trash "...weil in den 13 Songs genau jenes spezielle kleine Feuerchen lodert, über dem man gern seine Hände wärmt." Spex "Tief ziehe ich meinen Hut vor so viel wärmender Authenzität und dem Mut zu dem wunderbaren Cover." Hayfever
borrowed tunes: local flavor
hm 0037 - cd
local flavor is not just the title of the new cd by borrowed tunes, it's also the name of an austin,texas-based record store, entirely devoted to austin artists. it's through this wonderful store that klaus patzak, axel ludwig of borrowed tunes and phil an austin-based singer-songwriter/guitarist met. through their mutual friendship with local flavor owners mike and sue donahoe, these three arranged to perform together for borrowed tunes' set at the 1997 austin acoustic music festival, held in november 1997. rehearsing was done via cassette tapes in the mail, and the trio only met a few short days before the festival. in fact, after only one evening of rehearsal klaus and phil performed live on a kut fm radio broadcast ! the set at the festival was great, and greeted with much enthusiasm. the response was so good borrowed tunes was asked to perform two further shows, both in the following week! one was a songwriter's showcase held at a local austin club, and the other was at the historic gruene hall located near new braunfels, texas. the gruene hall served as a career launching point for willie nelson, george strait and others, and borrowed tunes performed in front of a photo gallery of these legends. the shows and the response got klaus, axel and phil to thinking about recording the numbers they had been performing to document the experience. as there was no time to book studio time, a makeshift studio was setup in a friend's living room in austin, using phil's tascam 424 4-track cassette recorder. the results of this session are the songs featured on "local flavor". the great vibe that was ever-present during their time together is captured perfectly here!