Music Category

Posted On August 2, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Occupanther – Chimera EP

Munich is kind of my spiritual home. My dad went to university there, it’s the capital of Bavaria, home to all of my family, and it’s home to the football club I’ve been supporting since I am able to think. I’ve never lived there and up until I finished university and started working, I had only ever been there twice (the first time with my grandparents when I was really young. The second time with my aunt, uncle and cousin when we visited the „Deutsche Museum“ and ended up notRead More

Posted On Juli 13, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

MS MR – How Does It Feel

MS MR – How Does It Feel – the follow up to 2013’s ‚Secondhand Rapture‘ is everything what you’d expect from the Brooklyn based band. Trying its best to follow the debut’s success without sounding like a mediocre repetition. But could it have been bolder? Or is it fine for what it is?Read More

Posted On Juli 7, 2015By CarloIn Music, Soundtrack

Lapsley „Painter (Valentine)“

Lapsley Painter is a master of the little, the pure essence of beauty in little over 3 minutes. This is as close you will get to pop perfection. Nowadays musicians sit in their bedrooms adding tracks and tracks, layer after layer to their sounds. Always looking to make a song sounding as big as you can get. Squeezing endless effects, virtual instruments and synthesizers over another, forgetting the song in the process. Overwhelmed with choice and possibilities (remember, the Beatles recorded their albums with only four tracks, then eight andRead More

Posted On Juli 5, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

AB Syndrom – Hey Herz

AB Syndrom have released their new album ‚Hey Herz‘, an eclectic mix of UK-Electronic, Post-Dubstep elements and German lyrics. How does that all fit together? Well just listen to it and you will understand! So let’s get the facts out of the way first. Yes, the four pice is based in Berlin. No, they are not originally from there but from a smaller town near Frankfurt (does anybody outside of Germany actually care if a band is originally from a different city then they are based in currently??). Their bioRead More

Posted On Mai 20, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

So Mumford & Sons have released a new record. It’s called ‚Wilder Mind‘ and apparently everybody is supposed to hate it. All the critics who were all so buzzing about this band when they played ‚true folk songs‘ are now hating the band. But why?Read More

Posted On April 13, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Things Fall Apart – s/t

Sometimes I wonder just how much could change in only two years and how the hell it got to be this way A couple of years ago, I was still an intern at an indie record label in Berlin. I discovered Touché Amoré, La Dispute & Defeater for myself. I fell in love with hardcore and punk again. And I had a girlfriend back then. The summer at the label was great. It was my entry to the music industry that I still work in today. It was the firstRead More

Posted On April 8, 2015By AlexIn Music, Reviews

Surgeons In Heat – Disaster

It was love at first listen When I was a kid I wanted to be in a three piece rock band (because of Nirvana) and live in Milwaukee (because of the TV show Happy Days). Surgeons In Heat are basically living my teenage dream. I first read about them only a couple of days ago in an article explaining that amongst other great benefits Milwaukee has a music scene that is „wonderfully DIY, song craft, excited, drunk, happening, stoned, new, [and] good“.Read More

Posted On März 22, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Mumblr – Full of Snakes

I invite you to my room, all the time There’s few places at the moment where music is as exciting as Philadelphia at the moment. The d.i.y. scene there seems to produce bands at an impossible speed. Mumblr are another one of those bands that just popped up on my radar (thanks to this article here). While London is still caught up in the post-dubstep flood of producers, New York is trying to figure out what their musical identity is and hipster Berlin is meandering through their newest hip-hop star,Read More

Posted On Februar 23, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Title Fight – Hyperview

Every band should deserve some sort of creative freedom. Every band should be granted the possibility of moving their sound in a different direction. Music is art nevertheless. And it’s an expression of artistic freedom to change the sound. ‚Hyperview‘ should not come as a surprise to any fan of Title Fight. But if this is the direction the band is going, then I must admit that it’s not a direction that I will follow.Read More

Posted On Februar 23, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Adam Angst – Adam Angst

Fünf Tage lief nur Coldplay und jetzt komm Mickie Krause Five days of only Coldplay but now it’s Mickie Krause While masses of people run to demonstrations amid fear of a „muslimization“ of the western world, politicians took a very long time coming to a consensus, that this behaviour is not acceptable, especially in Germany, with our history of, well, you know what I’m pointing at. There is a sense of lethargy, of ‚we-don’t-really-care-about-anything-else-than-our-private-life‘, a growing numbness towards more news stories about war, suffering and pain all around the globe.Read More