Listen to the rhythm of the falling rainHome-Decor | Ivy Ong-Wood 27 May 2021
For its 120th anniversary, Hansgrohe has tapped into its range of shower heads and faucets to create a unique soundtrack. The commemorative WaterTunes album, released on Spotify on May 17, was composed by Florian Kruse and Andreas Paulsen and based on original water sounds from the Hansgrohe spray and sound lab.
To create the electropop album, the Hamburg-based musicians used the white noise generated by water passing through Hansgrohe showers and faucets when showering or washing hands.
Among the titles for the eight tracks are Love for the Rain, The Beauty of Flow and Follow the Wave.
The release of the album marks the start of a campaign by the German company to commemorate its 120th anniversary, using the motto "Setting the Beat of Water."
"We are celebrating our anniversary year virtually and want both current and future customers to participate in what has moved us and made us special for 120 years," said Astrid Bachmann, the company's deputy head of corporate communications.
Apart from the album, Hansgrohe's thematic anniversary website will also include an interview with Kruse, a cinematic look at the
day-to-day work of the radiation laboratory, an infographic on ecological milestones and the people who shape the company.
"We are making waves in the industry because our guiding theme revolves around innovations that set standards," said Joerg Hass, Hansgrohe's vice president of corporate communications.
"In doing so, we set a direction, a pace, a beat - that's what drives us. And this is entirely in line with our corporate vision: 'We live water.'"
He cited as an example, the latest RainTunes multisensory shower system controlled via a Hansgrohe Home app.
Anyone using RainTunes will experience an interplay of water, light, video, sound and aroma that activates all the senses.