„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 Mix) and Mikey Young (Mastering).