On Top of a Bridge


On Top of a Bridge

a concept album by P.R.


Release: Nov 20th, 2021

Genre: Dub Rock


Available Editions:


8 songs (shortened), 35 minutes

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13 songs, 80 minutes

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13 songs, 80 minutes

mp3s, HD audio wavs (24-bit) & audio CD

printed artwork book (56 pages), artwork poster (A1) & digital artwork

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„On top of a bridge“ is the name of my first solo album under the name P.R. Smooth dub reggae and adventurous old school progressive rock come together to create an ambitious concept album. The 13 songs deal with loneliness and depression, but also with social responsibility and hope. Aside from the drums, I played all the instruments myself and produced the album on my own.


On Top of a Bridge began as a colorful mix of my thoughts, ideas, questions, emotions, and experiences in the last few years. It consists of various older songs I had written between 2007 and 2013 but hadn’t recorded up until now. I revised, arranged, and realized them in the way I would like to hear them today, in 2021. Due to various professional and personal reasons, this album took me long to finish. While I was revising it again and again, those 13 different songs - originally written in different periods of my life - grew into one concept album.


The main topic of this album is depression, which has influenced my whole life in different ways. Starting off at a point where there's nothing to gain or to lose - on top of a bridge - it takes a look at the Ups and Downs of being human. As the journey dives deeper and deeper into my thoughts and feelings, it goes along despair and hope, belief and loss of faith, pain and redemption, meaning and vacuity, ignorance and passion, humor and hate, destruction and beauty. It's about the great and the trivial, the personal and the political questions of life and why we are asking them.


The recordings will be released in combination with an extensive photo book, containing paintings and drawings by the artist Sarah Ludes. This book will interpret and complement the songs, lyrics, topics and emotions visually in order to form an interdisciplinary work of art.



01. What I'm Living For

02. Waiting

03. I Fall

04. What Do You Want From Me?

05. Why Are You Here?

06. Keep Us Away

07. A Life to Smile

08. Just Another Day

09. Sunken Bridges

10. Fear & Love

11. I Hate

12. After the Storm

13. Mist & Black Mud



all songs written and arranged by P.R.

cello, keys, bass, percussion, vocals by P.R.

drums by David Rittel

recorded by P.R. and David Rittel

mixed and produced by P.R.

mastered by Thomas Ölscher

artwork by Sarah Ludes


THANKS for assistance and advice to

Sarah Ludes

David Rittel

Jörg Lehnardt

Anette von Eichel

Michael Gustorff

Ian Alexander Griffiths

Mirco Wessolly

Roosmarijn Tuenter

Julia Rittel

Thomas Ölscher







coming soon!