We wrote these songs together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd. That's why we decided to give the project a name that implies multitudes. The number is just an estimate, of course.

Besides the two of us, other people have added ideas, sounds and words turning the tunes into a collective effort, into assemblages not unlike the one we are using as our 'band-photo': different shapes, structures, textures composed to create something that sticks emotionally and intellectually.

We are gatherers, not hunters. We gather parts uncovered by other peoples' work or by pure accident. We collect and arrange until something emerges that touches and affects us. This process is often slow, mostly joyful, sometimes painful.

Thanks for listening.

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thanks to: rob, daniel, reiner, uwe & christiane, bernd, susanne, paula, gordon, aglaja, oomaha (www.editor.fotolog.pl), kerstin, dirk, the wicleff-team and everybody who supports us.

200 lurkers collage by Hollie Chastain.

[the pilot]: words & music: hofmann. | [nausikaa]: words & music: hofmann. | [headcrash]: words & music: hofmann, drums programmed by daniel kuhfuss. | [spacewalk]: words & music: hofmann, drums & big-band sample from "fly me to the moon" words & music: bart howard, 1964. | [moving]: words & music: hofmann, bass played by reiner bunzemeier. | [when you wish upon a starr]: words: m.lewinsky & w.j. clinton, music: hofmann. | [ohne dich]: words: hofmann, music: rob terwesten, daniel kuhfuss, hofmann. | [the little lighthouse]: words & music: hofmann, percussion sample from "rosemary" by suzanne vega. | [cultural studies II]: words: hofmann, music: rob terwesten, daniel kuhfuss, hofmann, drums: daniel, guitar solo & bass: rob. | [cold smoke]: words & music: hofmann, percussion sample from "gone again" by the indigo girls. | [the nerves end at the fingertips]: words: hofmann, music: rob terwesten, daniel kuhfuss, hofmann, voice sample from "the finger" by robert creeley. | [trees lounge]: words & music: hofmann. | [estra-gone]: words: hofmann, music: rob terwesten, daniel kuhfuss, hofmann. | [first day love]: words & music: hofmann. | [you know who i am]: words & music: leonard cohen. | [was one]: words & music: hofmann, drum sample from "the obvious child" by paul simon. | [the last guest]: words & music: hofmann. | [a case of you]: words & music: joni mitchell. | [kathy's song]: words & music: paul simon, additional lyrics & voice from "untitled entry" by paula kostel. | [stubborn life]: words & music: hofmann, drum sample from "as is" by ani difranco. | [moon birds]: words & music: hofmann, drum sample from "before easter" by tracy chapman. | [i long to hold some lady]: words: leonard cohen, music: hofmann. | [dialogues]: words & music: hofmann. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner, flute: christin steinbrenner, laughter: jenny, leo, leyla, michael, sebastian. | [stubborn life photonegative]: words: hofmann, music: jennifer vogtner & hofmann, vocals: jennifer vogtner, drum sample from "as is" by ani difranco. | [harbor song]: words & music: suzanne vega. | [aglajan sea]: words & music: hofmann, flute & vocals: christin steinbrenner, background vocals: gordon nowak and 'sing to soul'. | [feetfirst]: words & music: hofmann, jennifer vogtner. mixed by jennifer vogtner. | [the ice maiden]: words & music: hofmann. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. string sample from philip glass satyagraha, act II scene 3 played by the new york city opera orchestra. | [cages]: words: hofmann. music: hofmann & jennifer vogtner. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. piano by frank ingrassia, vibraphone: steven turner & jennifer vogtner. | [take turns]: words & music: hofmann. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. drums by carsten liersch | [lavender]: words & music: jennifer vogtner. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. | [available light]: words & music: jennifer vogtner & hofmann. | [quite interesting]: words & music: hofmann. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. | [bound]: words & music: suzanne vega. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. | [sandy]: words & music: jennifer vogtner. mixed by vogtner | [madonna of the violets]: words & music: hofmann. horns written and arranged by jennifer vogtner, played by naruhiko shigeta and ayano miyajima. | [silom]: words: hofmann. music by hofmann & jennifer vogtner. | [wrong tracks]: words & music: hofmann. mixed by hofmann & jennifer vogtner | [the ships]: words & music: hofmann & jennifer vogtner. featuring juliet vogtner on vocals.
all songs (c) by 200 lurkers | the nerve bible except for "bound" (c) by suzanne vega


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