In 2017, Bröselmaschine presents "Indian Camel", a new studio album, which presents an impressive variety of styles and whose special groove will sweep you away. From Indian sounds to jazz, folk and blues rock, the versatile band offers a musical adventure journey of a fascinating kind. Bröselmaschine is one of the most influential and long-lived bands of the republic.
The Duisburg-based bands have made guest appearances with Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, T. Rex, Hawkwind, Fairport Convention, Uriah Heep and many others; they have toured almost the entire globe and, with founding member Peter Bursch, have the "guitar teacher of the nation" in their ranks. With his "Guitar Book", numerous age groups learned to play the guitar in the easiest and most fun way. This learning method became a worldwide bestseller. Peter Bursch's guitar book has sold over two million copies to date. The current crumbling machine consists of drummer Manni von Bohr, bassist Detlef Wiederhöft, guitarist Michael Dommers, keyboarder Tom Plötzer, Peter Bursch on guitar and sitar and singer Stella Tonon. The guests are often Helge Schneider, percussionist Nippy Noya and guitarist Lulo Reinhardt. Founded in 1968, Bröselmaschine celebrated its 50th anniversary in recent months. There was an exhibition about the career of the Duisburg band in the Cubus Kunsthalle in Duisburg with a photo and film documentation and instruments of the musicians. Bröselmaschine played to over 50,000 festival visitors at the Werner Rennen in Hartenholm, were a guest at several festivals and released their anniversary box set "It was 50 years ago today" with 5 CDs and 2 DVDs at the beginning of the year.
At the end of October the new longplayer "Elegy" will be released. Another milestone in the band's history, a musically multi-layered album with a high tension arc from the head cinema ("Sofa Rock") to the established blues rocker ("I'd Rather Go Blind"). Elegy" is also the band's first cooperation with their new singer Stella Tonon. The inclined fan can be happy. Even after 50 years crumbling machines are still good for some surprises.