rhein consist of johannes rix (synth) from cologne and jürgen krause (virtual instruments) and peter michael witt (guitar & virtual fx) from düsseldorf. previously, jürgen krause and johannes rix had presented their album “this first day” under the name fern on the internet label autoplate in 2006, which attracted the attention of critics and the public. in 2009, peter michael witt joined them. the three soon played live (e.g. at barinton in cologne, salon des amateurs in düsseldorf) and refined the sound in their studio. their interplay culminated in the release of the lp “takes” on hauch records in 2018.
former cologne-based dj lena willikens played excerpts from the lp takes von rhein on her monthly show “lightning conductor” on nts in the episode of 25.07.2018, and also the track “verlauf” from the second lp “spiel” in the episode of 14.10.2020.
there was also a video premiere with a short interview at the cologne kaput-mag.
the second lp “spiel” was released on 8.10.2020, accompanied by the single “eröffnung”. at the same time, the cassette “300_1” with the single “fünf” was released