From Manfred Ehlert’s Amen to EMANSWORLD
At the end of the 1980s, after several band projects and experiences as a solo-artist, the idea arose to present, together with the studio project P.O.Y. (Pictures Of Youth) – as it was called back then – various voices from the pop-rock music world to a slightly different musical surrounding, than these artists were accustomed to and to integrate Ehlert’s music. At the beginning the project was nameless, because it could have triggered expectations and hence cause musical confinement.
This self-composed and produced music was of a purely synthetic nature and in the beginning, there were even no guitars. There were also hardly, if any, thoughts around marketing or saleability, because the music and the joy of cooperation with great musicians were of prime importance.
Already in his early youth there was a voice that touched him deep in his soul and his heart. He knew that exactly this voice could express and perform vocally what he wasn’t able to do himself. The encounter and collaboration with Glenn Hughes, whose incredible singing talent it was who breathed life into the melodies of 3 songs, written by Ehlert in 1989 and is considered to be one of the particularly precious ones. The remaining 6 songs of that work named «Manfred Ehlert’s Amen» was interpreted by an equally extraordinary person and vocal talent, Marc Storace.
At the onset of the 1990s, the music industry’s interest for this ElectroPopRock project remained restricted, so it took 5 years for the first initial publication. Only mentioning these extraordinary voices by name raised a few eyebrows. In 1994, “Manfred Ehlert’s Amen” climbed up to 14th place on the Swiss album charts and received great international reviews. 2 years later, in 1996 the following rock album, «Amen – Aguilar» was released and was influenced by the musical past of the KROKUS singer Marc Storace.
Over time, the project name P.O.Y was converted from “Manfred Ehlert’s Amen” to definitely “EMANSWORLD”. More details about the 2 albums please check out MUSIC.