Sascha Müller (bass)
Mario Baumgartner (guitar)
Daniel Müller (drums)
In their debut album "Teil einer vulnerablen Gruppe” (Part of a Vulnerable Group), heavy stoner rock trio Tokan combines scaled-down sounds with its harder passages, creating a unique hybrid style.
Powerful, honest and aggressive, yet sensitive: Tokan's "Teil einer vulnerablen Gruppe” maintains a catchy balance between its heavy and minimalist sounds. Hailing from Carinthia, Sascha Müller (bass), Mario Baumgartner (guitar) and Daniel Müller (drums) are veterans of Vienna’s music scene, having long been active in local bands. Their musical paths crossed many times before Tokan ultimately emerged from these encounters. Now, they are finally releasing their elaborately-produced album through the new Austrian label, Echotunes.
The album pairs hard riffs with soulful melodies and embeds them in atmospheric stoner rock sounds. The outcome is a new kind of sound that moves beyond the confines of standard desert rock. Sparsely-placed vocals serve as an additional instrumental layer, providing climatic and spine-tingling moments. This debut album's seven tracks are designed to stand out on their own while simultaneously forming something of a concept album when played together. Therefore, seven independent music videos drawing on different styles are also in the works.
"Teil einer vulnerablen Gruppe” showcases the classic features of a carefully developed debut album, reflecting the time and collective creativity contributed by Tokan’s three experienced members. The LP will initially be released on vinyl, cassette and digital download.
released February 16, 2018
All of the album’s songs were written and performed by bandmembers Sascha Müller, Mario Baumgartner and Daniel Müller. Lukas Wiltschko produced, recorded and mixed the album at Vienna's Penzing Recording Studio, while Alexander "Audiobomber" Jöchtl (credits include Parov Stelar, Fuckhead, Wipe Out and Porn To Hula) mastered it. Album photos and artwork are by Mario Baumgartner.