Friday, December 04, 2015

The Schwarzenbach - Nicht Sterben. Aufpassen. [Staubgold 142]

So that's a deep one - the mighty Kammerflimmer Kollektief is crossing over with author and writer Dietmar Dath for the second time and out comes their new album "Nicht Sterben. Aufpassen." (translate in the vein of: 'Don't die. Be careful.') which has been released via Staubgold on October 30th, 2015.  And as deep as the title's message seems to be is the music - the 10+ minutes opening song "Zarte Blüte Hass" already fuses heavy, distorted and well-buzzing Desert Rock guitars with a desparate bluesy feel, emphasized by lonely harmonicas and Dath's lyrics somehow resembling emotions also evoked by Einstürzende Neubauten's "Silence Is Sexy" album back in the days, the follow-up "Freihändig" is on a funky, reconciliatory tip influenced by playful Electronica and "Toleranz Heucheln" slightly touches dubby territories whilst - kinda ironically - postulating tolerance for each and every perverted and religious extreme. With the vernacularized "Mänkmol Mein I" things get introspect and introvert with folksy, melancholia-inducing twist, "Stark Genug" is a seductive ode to love based on an amalgamation of Vocal PostRock and Post Indie whilst "Lass Das Bleiben" provides a laid-back, Beck'esque attitude fused with fake rasta vibe and a straight, anti-mainstream and anti-capitalist message. "Leider Bin Ich Tot" is a sweet tongue-in-cheek ballad, a playful take on the advantages of death and the afterlife not happening, "Kontersong" is not only anthemic as fuck but also the return of deep, dark'n'dirty, down-to-earth 23rd Century Blues and the concluding "Gegen Ende" is a hypnotizing, pulsing flow of consciousness aiming to alter your mindset and ego forever. Recommended for a reason!


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