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Posted On Januar 15, 2016By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Fjørt – Kontakt

Aachen, the most Western German city, bordering the Netherlands and Belgium. Aachen, the coronation city of German kings and the deathbed of Charles the Great. Aachen, former city of coal mining and hard labour. Aachen, home to traditional fraternities of questionable political views. Aachen, city where a football club is condoning that ultra right winged fans have literally kicked out left winged fans from the stands. And Aachen, home to Fjørt, one of the most exciting German hardcore bands to grace every tiny youth center, club or festival stage allRead More

Posted On Januar 11, 2016By TiyamIn Music, Reviews

Daughter – Not to Disappear

Most people remember Daughters’ debut album „If you leave“ from 2013. It was one of those records that left you (and definitely me) sobbing and sad after listening to it. Not only because of the themes and lyrics, which by themselves were depressing enough, but also because of the fragile sound of Elena Tonras’ voice and the voluminous sound created by Igor Haefelis’ guitars and Remi Aguilellas’ drum. This sound is also the reason why the trio gets often compared to The XX. Yet, I personally would not agree withRead More

Posted On Dezember 14, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Baroness – Purple

Metal is a genre of music that I am usually not fond of. Obviously I had a phase in my teenage years when I listened to Metallica, Iron Maiden or Sabbath, but from relatively early on, I switched alliances to two minute songs without guitar solos. Honestly, I couldn’t stand metal bands. At every show in every bloody youth club I played or spent music in, a crappy metal band was already there. It took me some time until I found some access to the genre again. Baroness, from Savannah,Read More

Posted On November 25, 2015By TiyamIn Music, Reviews

Placebo – MTV Unplugged

So this is it apparently. My very first music review. Never did I think anyone would be interested in what my thoughts on music are, but as it turns out, I was wrong. So hey – in case you are the one person actually reading this: Thanks a lot mate. I really do appreciate it. But enough of this sentimental nonsense- although in some ways music reviews are always sentimental nonsense – and lets focus on what you actually came here to read for – a review of Placebos’ MTVRead More

Posted On November 9, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Winter Classic – Past Times

Once a year the National Hockey League (why is it called national by the way, when there are teams from the US and Canada in it??) is holding a regular match in an outside venue. Because you can’t play ice hockey in the summer (that would just be weird), it’s played around new year’s eve and since has been label the ‚Winter Classic‘. I’ve got no idea if that is all true, but my internet research has led me to believe it is. Naming your band after such an eventRead More
I’m a few thousand meters above the ground right now. I’m really hungover and longing for my own bed. I hate the people on this plane with me right now. I hate that I’ll be facing the cold Berlin night in about an hour. But what I hate most is that my apartment will be cold and dark when I will finally get there. I left the fridge pretty much empty and turned the heating down to a minimum when I left it a few days ago. You don’t wantRead More

Posted On Oktober 31, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Kytes – On The Run

Hype bands are always quite a difficult thing to deal with. I mean, what do you make of a band that just formed and instantly gets voted as the band of the week, by one of the biggest German daily newspapers? When a band is selling out venues without even having released a full album (or an EP). Kytes from Munich are the band in question in this case and On the Run is the name of their debut EP. The first time I took notice of the band, IRead More

Posted On Oktober 26, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Alexis Blue – Tell Me Where To Go

I guess it is hard to write about music and bands when you have a really close connection to them, but then again, music is always subjective and very personal. So fuck it, right? Back in 2007 I moved to Liverpool to study. I spent three years there at John Moores University (rather a poli than a cunt, they say). And throughout those years, there were two bands that I closely connect to this time. One were the Wombats, local heroes who were just blowing up during my time there.Read More

Posted On Oktober 26, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Sleep Kit – II

Two years ago I stumbled across a bandcamp link that took me to the debut EP by Sleep Kit. I had never heard the name, I’d never heard a song. Sometimes you remember every detail when you hear a song for the first time. The exact date, where you were, who were with. Sometimes it’s not the first time that sticks, it’s that one special moment. And sometimes, it’s not even a singular moment but the sheer addition of moments a particular song or album was with you. If I’mRead More

Posted On Oktober 8, 2015By CarloIn Music, Reviews

Freiburg – Brief & Siegel

Where the fuck is Gütersloh? And what the fuck is German punk? And why are there people in Germany who are angry? Aren’t Germans supposed to be the happiest people on the planet? Economically safe, politically more than stable (thanks Angela), spearheading Europe and so on and so forth. Well thankfully punk never gave a flying fuck about safety and satisfaction. It’s times like these when someone has to point out what’s going bloody wrong. And there is a lot of it, if you listen to how pissed off FreiburgRead More