Friday, 21 March 2008

Unheilig - Puppenspiel


Putting „Puppenspiel” into my CD player I had my fears: is the Master who's been on tour for so long, who has been so active able to record a good, well thought out, innovative album? After I first listened to „Puppenspiel” I said „ no” and added „well, Graf is overworked, he's lost a distance to his music”. But then I listened to it the second, then the third and the tenth time and I've changed my mind. Now my answer is „yes and no”...

Let me start with why 'no'. If you expect nothing but fireworks such as of „Das2Gebot” or „Zelluloid” the album might disappoint you.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Dark:Live:Fest 5

Does less really mean more? Well, yes and no...

Crowd... enormous crowd at the very entrance is actually not that common view at alternative parties...the crowd, chatting people, several meter long queue...it's a rare, but at the same time highly gladdening view, so in this case „more” definitely was an advantage that added to fantastic atmosphere I enjoyed throughout the whole event.

That was the sight that welcomed us on 8th March in Rock Café as the fine begging of Dark Live Fest. Surely 5th edition turned out to be the „A-class” one - no doubts in this respect. The organizers have every right to feel satisfied and proud: the bands of Cold Meat Industry, Hands or Ant-Zen, great audience... all perfect...