I have never been to Helsinki, and I don’t know if I will ever get there. Yet, I am certain that I would love Helsinki. During the recording sessions (there was no title yet, just the basic idea), a mood emerged that the music captured, and thus the concept of autumn in Helsinki formed in my mind.

To illustrate the piece, I wished for images of autumn in Helsinki from around 30 of the best painters of the last 50 years. More precisely, I asked an AI. A simple question: Generate paintings of Helsinki’s skyline at sunset in autumn in the style of…

Gerhard Richter, David Hockney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Anselm Kiefer, Cindy Sherman, Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Kerry James Marshall, Jenny Saville, Damien Hirst, Christopher Wool, Luc Tuymans, Julie Mehretu, Marlene Dumas, Peter Doig, Richard Prince, Chuck Close, Neo Rauch, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Kara Walker, Elizabeth Peyton, Mark Bradford, Georg Baselitz, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Nan Goldin, Titus Kaphar, Tracey Emin, Kehinde Wiley, Wangechi Mutu, Barbara Kruger, Mickalene Thomas.

The AI sent many images, and I mixed them all together. Which artist’s style each piece emulates remains my secret. Enjoy the virtual autumn in Helsinki.

Muax’s New Album “The Dictator Is Coming”: An Ode to Jazz, Pop, and Electro

Welcome to Muax’s musical journey! We are thrilled to introduce Muax’s brand-new album “The Dictator Is Coming.” This masterpiece takes you on a journey through jazz, pop, and electro, infused with Muax’s distinctive trumpet and lyrical poetry.

Musical Diversity Meets Spontaneity

Dive into the diversity of “The Dictator Is Coming,” where jazz, pop, and electro elements collide. The music explores the highs and lows of a tumultuous year, enriched by Muax’s unique style. Some tracks are purely instrumental, while others shine with profound lyrics.

Inspiration from Everyday Life

Muax invites you into his world, shaped by spontaneous jam sessions and creative inspirations of the past year. The album serves as a melodic summary, captured in every tone and note. The joy of playing and the poetic lyrics reflect the multifaceted inspiration of the artist.

A Blend of Joy and Critique

With “The Dictator Is Coming,” Muax aims not only to convey musical joy but also to address political themes. A highlight is the track “Run, If You Can,” exploring the impact of political unrest on interpersonal relationships. A thoughtful piece, focusing on the dictatorship of populists.

An Album for Eternity

Muax has no plans for traditional live performances with the album release. The album is meant to stand alone, preserving the creative energy of the past years. It’s more like a vacation photo, capturing the atmosphere when dictators arrive, but we still relax on the beach.

Emotional Depth and Critique

“The Dictator Is Coming” presents a contemplative and critical atmosphere. The lyrics prompt reflection, while the music creates moments of hope and joy. Muax captures the zeitgeist, aligning with a trend where music tends to be more melancholic.

Thanks to Supporters

Muax extends heartfelt thanks to all supporters, fans, and even neighbors who patiently endured intensive recording sessions. The support means a lot and enriches the musical journey.

We hope you listen to “The Dictator Is Coming” with the same enthusiasm with which it was created. The album is available now, wherever you can stream music – a musical ode to diversity, joy, and critical reflection.

Let Muax’s trumpet sounds enchant you, and immerse yourself in the unique world of “The Dictator Is Coming”!

SINGLE

AYAWAKATA

Muax - AYAWAKATA

Introducing AYAWAKATA… the latest single by the masterful Muax, who, for this piece, set aside his trumpet and left it resting in its case. Instead, he embarked on a journey to the world-renowned destination, Le Lavandou on the Cote d’Azur, for the filming of the music video. Surrounded by the stunning shades of blue, delectable cuisine, and the occasional glass of rosé, he found inspiration to create this masterpiece.

What may initially seem like a leisurely vacation reveals, upon closer inspection, the artist’s inner turmoil, torn between the inner peace basking in the warm sun and the indescribable discontent prevailing in the world outside.

AYAWAKATA… poignantly expresses the artist’s longing to transform everything into goodness with a resolute intention. However, even for such a talented artist as Muax, this remains an elusive dream in the distant horizon.

ALBUM

Trouble

Muax - Trouble (Album)

Muax and his trumpet have recorded an album. After last year’s Impro Sessions, Muax has completed another work this winter.

“Trouble” is the name of his new album and the eleven songs embody the symbiosis of Muax’s musical development with the events around him.

A creative process that outshines everything else in its diversity. The love of music, the warm tones of his trumpet and the experimental interplay of different instruments and sounds resulted in an album that astonishes even its immediate surroundings.

And yet, the most beautiful melody cannot hide the fact that outside the moment of creation, there is so much to ponder. Trouble, trouble, trouble…

The artist fulfilled a very special wish by recording the song “Wait” together with his eldest son, the talented musician Jacques Wery.

EP

Impro Sessions

Muax - Impro Sessions (EP)

Organic music made from 100% recycled old white man. Guaranteed vegan.

Great EP! My sister also praises this interplay.

Good aura, good karma and the snappy as well as rich sound make the work of art and the symbiosis between artist and his instrument in exactly this way easy and also bring fun.

The workmanship of the individual musical components is very good. Of course there is a little forgotten note here and there, a little inaccuracy, but at this price you can’t complain and it is ultimately exactly what the product title promises: improvisation. Nothing rattles, everything works and the varnish – both on artist and instrument – also looks great!

The included videos can be admired shortly on Youtube and are very good to watch. “I ordered an extra bag of chips for the release,” Muax’s world-famous trumpeter colleague Adriana Soufletta recently revealed. And as we all know, she never eats chips. That must be a sign!

SINGLE

Sexy Boy Of Kefalos Beach – Muax feat. Joe Bronco & Bracq Fernandez

REMIX

Leck deinen Auspuff [Ehrenstraße Remix] – Muax feat. Mareile

Mit den schönen Tagen kehren sie auch wieder in die Kölner Innenstadt zurück: die Autoposer, die scheinbar unendliche Freude daran haben, mit einem stoischen Blick durch die viel zu engen Straßen zu rasen und dabei einen unsäglichen Krach zu verursachen. Ihr könntet jetzt argumentieren, dass ich lieber aufs Land ziehen sollte. Doch während meiner Radtouren in Richtung Eifel stellte ich fest, dass es dort nicht besser ist. So entstand im letzten Sommer 2020 der Song “Leck deinen Auspuff”. Pünktlich zum Sommer 2021 gibt es nun eine Remix-Version des Songs, die besser auf die Zielgruppe zugeschnitten ist. Es ist unser kleiner Protest gegen diesen unsäglichen Trend. Es soll laut sein, hauptsache laut. Peace & Love!

SINGLE

29. August 2020 – Muax feat. Mareile

Wütende deutsche Bürger durchbrechen Barrikaden und stürmen auf die Treppen des Reichstags.

Für Mareile & Muax eine Art Tropfen, der das Fass zum Überlaufen brachte.

Neben der selbst empfundenen Hilflosigkeit angesichts der Corona-Pandemie wuchs das Unverständnis für diejenigen, die die Tatsachen verleugneten und von kruden Verschwörungstheorien genährt die offensichtliche Wahrheit als Lüge bezeichneten.

Menschen aus dem vermeintlichen normalen Bürgertum, die – so scheint es – ohne Sinn und Verstand zusammen mit bekennenden Rechtsextremisten, Reichsbürgern und anderen antidemokratischen Ideologien pflegenden Personen durch die Städte zu ziehen.

Der unsägliche Eklat Ende August 2020 war es, der schließlich die Idee zu diesem Song hervorbrachte. Schnell war in Mareiles Kopf der Text dazu geboren. Eine Steilvorlage für Muax, der in seinem Heimstudio die Musik dazu einspielte.

Diejenigen, die wir ansprechen, werden unseren Song sicher selten zu Ohren bekommen. Aber es ist wichtiger denn je, sich aus der digitalen Anonymität heraus zu Wort zu melden – mit einer eindeutigen Stellungnahme.

ALBUM

Muax – Ab morgen ändere ich mein Leben

LASS SIE GEHN‘

Lass sie gehn‘, lass sie gehn‘
Viel zu oft ließ sie dich stehn‘

Lass sie los, lass sie los
Die Ungleicheit, eine Nummer zu groß

Lass sie frei, lass sie frei
Sie ließ sich nicht ein, jetzt ist es vorbei

Lass sie ziehn‘, lass sie ziehn‘
Ihr Herz, nur geliehn‘, riet ihr zu fliehn‘