It strums, slackens and pops anew, when International Music indulges in the nightmare. Essen's greatest rock formation manages like no other to reconcile the monotony of everyday life with the effect-laden shoegaze of bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain or Echo & The Bunnymen. And to make sure that everything gets the space it needs on record, after the celebrated previous album "Die besten Jahre" and the similarly brilliant "Nenn mich Musik" by their sister band The Düsseldorf Düsterboys, house and court producer Olaf O.P.A.L was enlisted for the production. A recurring element on the new disc are the massive choruses that pop up again and again throughout the 17 songs, quoting The Byrds as readily as Joy Division's Ian Curtis. "Flower power in a world of concrete and fiber optic cables" it reads extremely aptly in the press text toEntentraum. But he can also be even darker. Düsseldorf punk from the Ratinger Hof orbit is quoted there between drums and fast riffs. The early Fehlfarben or S.Y.P.H. scratch the listeners bluntly, while also the Krautrock of formations like La Düsseldorf does not seem far away. The duck waddles and waddles through the genres, puffs itself up and casts a flirtatious glance at the most beautiful of styles. With International Music, the name says it all.
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