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Game Trails

by Aukai

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G.r.e.g H.a.r.w.o.o.d Too many beautiful tracks on this album. Rekindle takes you on a sumptuous woodland journey - so organic and earthy. Waves too is very restful and meditative. Another piece of art from Aukai! Favorite track: Waves.
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Ben Leathley Beautiful ambient/neo-classical which just evokes nature to an astonishing degree. Game trails - but also forest paths, mountain streams, and green fields. An amazing channeling of nature into a lovely album.
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bluekros This album is different. More beats, sometimes even tribal beats. But it's stll Aukai. Track 3 "waves" very unexpected at the end. Beats, tribal, wabbering synths...what the hell? Absolutely stunning, love this new additonal energy in this album. Thank youuuu.... Favorite track: Waves.
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Rekindle 04:50
Waves 04:25
Akal Ki 04:04
Summer Tale 05:23
Solace 03:29
Gloria 03:19


released August 28, 2020

Game trails are animal paths in the wilderness created over generations.
Following them can open a lot of intuitive knowledge about an untapped wild area.
The music on this album is mostly related to my encounters with places of pristine nature over the last 2 years. May it be numerous walks in the mountains at my home base in Colorado, a canoe
day on a lake in the Yucatan, standing on a ridge in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria or tracking wild hot springs in Iceland, many of these places struck a chord in me from which key elements for these musical pieces emerged.

My deepest gratitude to all the incredible musicians, artist and people how have been involved in
the creation of this album.

All music written by Markus Sieber
except Rekindle written by Markus Sieber/Angelika Baumbach and Zora written by Markus Sieber/
Lisa Morgenstern/Traditional Bulgarian
Arranged by Markus Sieber and Aukai Ensemble

Recorded at Turtle Lake Studio, Durango, Colorado by Markus Sieber
Additional Recordings:
Markus Sieber in Berlin, Costa Rica, Friedebach
Alexander Nickmann in Berlin
Jamshied Sharifi in New York City
Miguel Hiroshi in Madrid
Lisa Morgenstern in Berlin

Mixed and Mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio Berlin

Artwork by Gregory Euclide

Produced by Markus Sieber

Published by Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd.

Aukai Ensemble
Markus Sieber - ronroco, charango, guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano, glockenspiel, micro korg,
prophet 08, harmonica, percussion
Anne Müller - cello
Bogdan Djukic - violin
Alexander Nickmann - modular synth, beats, prophet 08
Angelika Baumbach - harp
Jamshied Sharifi - piano, prophet 05
Miguel Hiroshi - drums
Martyn Heyne - additional bass


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Aukai Durango, Colorado

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'Stunning' The Independent

Aukai is a collection of ambient acoustic
soundscapes dappled with subtle electronic touches written by Markus Sieber bringing together outstanding instrumentalists to collaborate on music that could work in tandem with film, video, theater and the visual arts.
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