"Precarious bon vivants, gifted musicians, radical guys - VON SPAR are many things, but above all, they are one of the most amazing bands in the realms that the British music press once baptized as Krautrock. Sebastian Blume, Jan Philipp Janzen, Christopher Marquez and Phillip Tielsch have in past been praised even more than the revenants of the genre - even if the four were inspired equally by techno, synthpop, noise, post- punk and new music. Four of the eight pieces were recorded with the Canadian singer Chris Cummings, aka Marker Starling (formerly Mantler), whose fragile voice at moments recalls that of the great communist and musician Robert Wyatt. Other pieces feature the voice of Ada and of Scout Niblett. "Streetlife" has emerged as a heterogeneous album ranging from melodic piano disco, to tripped out soundscapes, to grandiose soft rock. One might call it music for a better world, if that didn't sound so lofty. Yet VON SPAR are not at all lofty, they are wide awake. This is not escapism, but life in the streets. And that's how they live it." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2014| ITALIC | 18.90

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