Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Klaus Apfel / Les Clochards Du Monde - Killed By Jazz [Major Label 077 / Matatu Records 021 Promo]

The Jena-based Major Label is back with a new release in their so-called Split Single Club-series, this time put on the circuit in collaboration with Matatu Records which are - after a prior eight years time out - finally ceasing their business with this 21st release in their catalogue, a limited to 250 copies 7"-pressing split into 200 black and 50 hand-numbered blue vinyl copies. On the A-side we see the Cologne-based Matatu stalwarts Klaus Apfel rocking the spot with two raw, straight forward and pretty street cred PunkRock tunes with surprisingly thoughtful lyrics not necessarily typical for German Punk. On the flip Major Label's Le Clochards Du Monde are balancing the line between dark Indie and a more PostPunk- / Wave-influenced attitude with their "Killed By Jazz" which combines inward-looking melancholia with huge, reverb-heavy crescendos for all the dark souls roving around on foggy dancefloors and batcave-like venues. Nice one.


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