The brothers Sebastian and Daniel grew up during critical times – back in the 1980s when the former GDR was slowly starting to dissolve – in the far east of Berlin. The newly built prefab estates that marked this area were named with different types. Q3A was short for “Querwandtyp Nr. 3, Variante A“ (Cross-Wall Construction).
Here, Sebastian and Daniel practiced cello and piano from an early age. In search for a shared musical language, the longtime-collaboration CEEYS was born out of “violoncelle“ and “keys.“
Recorded and mixed at their Klingenthal studio, the EP is a first in more than one sense: using a cello from Klingenthal and handmade synthesizers from Erlbach, the A-side marks Sebastian’s first solo release. Daniel, on the B-side, is playing his restored childhood upright, combining it with a russian altered, organic drone synthesizer.
Released in a limited edition of 300 hand numbered 7” copies,
vinyl pressing of 'Q3A' comes in a beautifully packed 330g gatefold cardboard case with printed die-cut cover designed by Matthias Rehling featuring a texture by Daniel Selke made with a Reflekta II, assisted and digitalized by Anne Krausz. The 2 double-side printed covercard inserts feature 2 additional photographs by Harald Selke and Gabriele Selke the parents of the brothers made with a Zeiss Ikon and a Reflekta II and include liner notes, dedicated text and credits using 2 original fonts from the Communist-era GDR recommended by Torsten Posselt. The black inner paper sleeve comes including the download sticker with link and code to the digital version of the full EP.