One of the country's most captivating bands presents surprising new album
Following the extravaganza of their previous album ‘Sexuality’, The Germans set sail on a transformative journey in search of peace and quiet. Withdrawn to the countryside, unaffected by the spirit of the times, the Belgian ensemble managed to create a fascinating new opus, ‘Spirituality’.
Serving as the second instalment in the Germanity trilogy, the album surprises with its delicate songwriting and introspective mood. Guided by maverick producer Micha Volders, The Germans meticulously craft a unique sonic landscape through the use of classical guitar, early digital synths, percussion, prepared piano, and the addition of Rozanne Descheemaeker’s beautiful French horn arrangements. This musical canvas deliberately allows the vocal splendour to shine and convey its message to the adventurous and bold-spirited.
‘Spirituality’ is set to release on Cortizona in January 2024.
Frankie, the band who ignored producing music until they built their own record machine in an old Mitsubishi workshop in Brussels, Belgium. In these headquarters they work on multiple things such as Bloody Sausage Restaurants, miserable theatre performances and various musical and videographical side projects. In this grey workplace the band comes to life. Frankie consists of stubborn individuals who try to work together from time to time, trying to steer the ship in the right direction without a captain. Half boys band, half mad scientists, the guys released their first record ‘Blubber’ via EXAG’ Records.
Musically it's more majestic than you’d expect. Think Queen cabaret but had it come from early 90s Memphis’ Crypt Records (Oblivions, The Gories etc). They make you think of easygoing nostalgic hits from rock bands like The Make-Up or The Nation Of Ulysses, if they had collaborated with The Mothers of Invention. Less silly than Monty Python, more Francis Bacon…fried, crispy…burnt, black, tasty. Breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Their live shows are dangerous and deranged. Their microphones are more cracked and covered in cobwebs than those of Dan Melchior, Billy Childish and Ben Wallers combined.