Notes On A Journey

Notes On A Journey

With Notes On A Journey (NOAJ) the two Jazzanova members Stefan Leisering and Jürgen von Knoblauch together with Sonar Kollektiv label and product manager Oliver Glage brought a label into being which will exclusively take care of re-issues of lost, forgotten, overlooked and never before released music. Just as the personal preferences of its three founders NOAJ has no stylistic alignment. Be it Brazil or Latin, Folk or Jazz, even 80's Synthpop or 60's Soul – there's no determination towards a specific genre, land of origin, time and age nor any music-historical impact. Only the style consciousness sharpened over the years by the experienced record collectors defines what will see the light of day via NOAJ. It almost goes without saying that in view of all of Jazzanova's activities and in running the Sonar Kollektiv label, the current taste of our time will always be kept in sight.

The longstanding and sincere legacy in the music business spawns sovereign demands for a product. That's the reason why NOAJ publishes primarily on vinyl, emphasizes state-of-the-art packaging and – whenever possible – tries to execute the mastering using the original tape recordings. This self-declared belief in quality and authenticity finds expression in the fact that every single release on NOAJ is officially licensed, comes with the original art work and is documented thoroughly by preference. This includes meticulous researched linernotes, interviews with all musicians involved, studio engineers and contemporary witnesses plus accompanying picture library material. These are indeed high set standards NOAJ's movers and shakers want to live up to. But maybe that's also exactly the incentive to spend several hundreds of man-hours on each single catalogue number. Every release on NOAJ shall become a small gem shining in new splendour and being made available in this form to a general public.

„Discovering and rediscovering music“ is NOAJ's slogan and by this credo productions and recordings (records, cassettes, never before released master tapes) from days gone by shall and will find its audience. NOAJ tells the tale of mis-launched careers, failed dreams, gutted hopes, criminally overlooked masterpieces and of music that has been probably way too ahead of its time. With every release each single story gets its very own, well-deserved happy end – even if in some cases it took 40 years.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
NOAJ001 Confidence In The Future  album cover Spinning Motion Confidence In The Future(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Notes On A Journey NOAJ001 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
NOAJ002 Bewegliche Ziele  album cover Plaza Hotel Bewegliche Ziele(12", Maxi, Ltd, RE) Notes On A Journey NOAJ002 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
NOAJ003 Sambaiana  album cover Candeias Sambaiana(LP, Album, RE) Notes On A Journey NOAJ003 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
NOAJ004 Dreamin'  album cover Chuck Senrick Dreamin'(LP, Album, RE, RM) Notes On A Journey NOAJ004 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
SK294 / illicity Naze Jazzanova RMX  album cover Spinning Motion Naze Jazzanova RMX(12") Sonar Kollektiv SK294 / illicity Germany 2016 Sell This Version