“We almost thought: it could turn out well”. L’APPEL DU VIDE from Chemnitz/Germany worked two nerve-wracking years on their Debut-EP. Now their “Abwärtsspirale” (downward spiral) is set into motion. They describe their sound as “Dark Punk” , but that’s just scratching the surface. The spectrum reaches from aggressive-gloomy Surf Punk (“Das bin ich nicht” / that’s not me) to brittle, repetitive and noisy (“Aufmerksamkeit” / attention) and hymnical-melodic Post Punk (“Delirium”). “Das Programm” (the program), a bittersweet romance in times of total surveillance, is unusual calm and melancholic thanks to an 60ies-organ and background vocals from Mara. In their lyrics L’APPEL DU VIDE use sparse words and deal with denial, failure and alienation. “Delirium” could be a soundtrack to the global pandemic, but was written in 2019. The songs were recorded by Flatty. Refinement came from Max Herrmann/Gloven Studio Leipzig (Mix) and Mikey Young (Mastering).
It`s Eleven Records
IER – 006