To celebrate the release of our fifth album "Psychoactive Ghosts" we present you the video for THESE WALLS, directed by the stunning Julia C. Kaiser, filmed and colour-graded by the congenial Moritz von Dungern, edited by our own Anne von Keller and costumend by Wildberlin. Starring: Anne von Keller & Jakob Dobers.
PSYCHOACTIVE GHOSTS is out today (digital & vinyl)!
And if someone would ask, what is it all about? we might say spontaniously: it`s about connecting most of the time and not only about connecting with people, but also with animals in the night or with the voices, that are all around. And yes, its also about alienation, but not that often.
We recorded those 10 songs in Leipzig with Florian Sievers, who also produced them with us and played psychoactive sounds and bits all over it in his wonderful little studio. And every night,when we walked the empty streets back to our non-contact-motel we felt a bit like ghosts indeed.. But we had great coffee and some sort of vegan bifi and cake was there too.
Then we did the drums with Robert Kretzschmar in Wedding and they sounded smooth and things fell into place or where guided to those places by the magic touch of Norman Nitzsche who did mix and mastering in Prenzlauer Berg.
If there's a moment whilst listening that make you think: wow, that sounds like real strings there in the background! They are! and were played by Amélie Legrand (Cello) and Elke Brauweiler (Viola) and recorded by Jeff Özdemir in Kreuzberg. Heimprofi Burger (Krista Burger) captured the mood of it all by doing a cover which looks mysterious and familiar in the same time and thank you Solaris Empire and Broken Silence for getting it out there!
Bird (on my shoulder) is the new single, the last one before the album drops and we want to share it with you, so you might share it with all there is.
Robert Kretzschmar played the drums so well and Florian Sievers did a magical rhodes part and recorded it in the same time. Norman Nitzsche was the brilliant chief of mix and master. But that's not all: The new album will be out on July 29 and it's called PSYCHOACTIVE GHOSTS.
There is a lot going on in there, but we will tell you about that later.
You are invited to watch the video made frame by frame by Anne and delivering beautiful colours and animals and surroundings and vanishing people too:
"Black Leather Jacket" is not your average pop-song with its length of 6:19 minutes. But a homage to the feeling of otherness between pride and alienation and to the desire for being part of some kind of subculture needs time to develop. And it also needs a wall of sound that dissolves the ambiguity of those thoughts.
So close your curtains, put on your black leather jacket and dive into it.
Here's to guitars and to Velvet Underground!
Thanks to Robert Kretzschmar for drumming, Florian Sievers for producing and recording, Norman Nitzsche for mixing and Eric Ménard for providing us some parts of his shortmovie "The fall" to use it in the video, edited by Anne von Keller.
"Black Leather Jacket" is out on all platforms via Solaris Empire / Broken Silence, where you can stream & buy a download.
Summerbreak is over. We were sweating like everybody. But while sweating we worked on new songs. And after some drilling, hammering and measuring, we will present two of them to you on a Saturday afternoon in a beautiful church.
The entrance is free and beside us there will be also some other bands to watch and listen to, cause we are part of the great veteranenstrassenfest.
Saturday 8th of September, 4:30pm sharp at Zionskirche, Zionskirchplatz, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg