They are back. AUDIAC´s new album “So Waltz” is out today.
"In a world where record sales no longer count for anything, then really it is just about the best possible artistic work", say Niklas David and Alex Wiemer van Veen. So true! 14 years after their highly recommended first record ("Thank You For Not Discussing The Outside World") Klangbad will release Audiac's new album "So Waltz" today– hence resuming what critics rightfully called "soulfood for melancholics" then. Hans-Joachim Irmler, founding member of the seminal Krautrock-band Faust, was producer once again.
Irmler started to work with Audiac back in 1999, after David and Wiemer van Veen just split up their former band. For the local press their music was "too crazy, too strange, too late for Andy Warhol". And this is how they found their home base on Klangbad. Since then the band constantly worked with Irmler, playing only occasionally and exclusively live concerts. The latest result is "So Waltz" – an absurd wordplay – ten musical diamonds that grow with each listening.
Some qoutes about the new record:
"A stunning theatrical avant-garde meets Chanson and morose romantic pop opus!" MONOLITH COCKTAIL
"Every one of these 10 swooning missives is crying to be in a movie, preferably of the darkly romantic variety." ELECTRONIC SOUND
"With its roots in the German Romantic Lied, chansons, theatre music traditions and the burlesque, it is surely only a matter of time for Audiac to be discovered, not only by music lovers, but by the film world – Audiac’s music is filmic and its songs shamanic." MAX DAX
"One of my FAVs!! People say I’m crazy for listening and liking this type of music.
But I like Audiac, they are dope to me." US Hip-Hop star ILOVEMAKONNEN ("Tuesday" feat. Drake)
"So Waltz" is available as Gatefold Cover/LP, CD (Cardsleeve) and Download.
Listen to the album:
Audiac´s official video "GOSPELS UNREAL" starring German Underground legend Kiev Stingl and directed by Hanna Schulze:
Join Audiac online:
Preview: Next week, Friday October 27th, is the release date of Irmler / Oesterhelts "Die Gesänge des Maldoror". Klangbad75CD/LP and Download.
More info about the release and the story behind this project: