In the late 70’s and during the80s pop fans all over Europe knew Bernhard Potschka as a member of two of the most important groups in German pop history: the Nina Hagen Band, whose first album still is internationally considered the best release of a German pop act ever, and Spliff, the influential band from Berlin, whose six albums set new stadarts for the German scene. In the years since Spliff disbanded Bernhard (Potsch) Potschka involved himself in many projects-as a producer, a musician and a composer. Meanwhile Potsch has built his own state of the art recording studio and nowadays divides his time between homes in Spain and Berlin. Since 1994 Potsch has been working on the tracks of „The Journey“, his first solo-album, and it is in fact a journey, albeit a musical one: a journey through all the different styles of music which have had a meaning in his life so far - the classical music, on which he was raised as a child, the pop and rock music of the 60s, which he discovered as a teenager and the ethnic styles, which have broadened his musical vision in recent years. Potsch has merged all these influences in a rich, colorful and highly personal style of instrumental music, which impressively and very entertainingly unfolds in ten very varied originals on „The Journey“.