The Club converted wine cellar was poorly ventilated and overcrowded. Outside waited about a hundred on the inlet, to witness a spectacle that the whole town spoke. On stage: three older men, sweating behind a instruments Park from a variety of electronic equipment, drums and guitars werkelnd. You improvised, obviously, and followed, but somehow a Plan. "Is it really Jazz? If Yes, then I love it!" a bystander called the vault.
That was 2015, at the Cully Jazz Festival, in the wine cellar, The Hundred Blue Bottle Club, and on stage and jammed for five nights – under a false name – a Band, one would not have expected. The Young Gods was called, the Trio had raised 35 years ago, the music world out of its hinges.
just before the end
With a Sampler, drums and voice, the three Swiss designed a completely new rock aesthetic that, in its modernist elegance and urgency unique remained. The English "Melody Maker" I realized soon, "the future of rock music" in America to the digitized high-energy music years later, the name Industrial.
Influential artists and Bands such as David Bowie, The Edge, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Kurt Cobain, Faith No More and Rammstein, to gifts, to be significantly from the Genfern been inspired. In short: The Young Gods have influenced like no other Swiss Band the rock music. And so, Jazz? Improvisation? Wine cellar?
The commitment in Cully in the year 2015 would have been the ultimate drive to be the Band to revive, says Franz Treichler. The Sessions formed the Basis for the new Songs gathered on the Album "Data Mirage Tangram".
A musical Overview
A year earlier The Young Gods stood before the dissolution. Al Comet, the long-time key man, was dropped out, Treichler, 2014 ennobled with the Grand Prix musical of the Federal office for culture, questions of the meaning of the age and the rigors of a rock music in existence, and searched for new forms of musical expression. 30. Birthday of the Band was celebrated with concerts, in which man looked back together with Cesare Pizzi, the Ur-member of the Sampler on the initial phase of the Band.
It was gone in Cully, therefore, to outline the future of the Band. "We didn't want to do that in talks, but we exchanged us musically," says Cesare Pizzi, who decided after the wine cellar concerts, to become a permanent member of the Band. And drummer Bernard Trontin speaks of a musical Analysis of pieces of a puzzle that had to bring it in a Form: "We have not called it initially aware of the Young Gods. We really wanted to start from zero."
The zahmste factory
the new Album by the Young Gods – is the first in eight years – because, in many respects, a paradox. It sounds so completely different than what has been accomplished by the Band on their previous eleven Studio albums. And yet from the very first note is recognizable here that the Young Gods are listening to. It refers musically to the psychedelic rock music of the sixties and at the same time points in the future.
It seems to be the zahmste and most elusive work of Geneva, and yet it is rebellious and inaccessible as much in front of it. The average length of the Songs is about eight minutes, you stood a lot of time to develop, time to Atmospheric wandering, voltage build up, which dissolves in an Eruption and then falls apart.
However, the outbreaks are rare, as they wanted to deal with the energy reserves sparingly. Or on the film language translated: Here all of five minutes does not need to explode a car. It is much more effective if the whole earth goes down. Were provided for some of the Songs are shorter Radio Edits, but that is, of course, the idea of the management, as all three emphasize.
More of a Trip than a Kick
"Somehow it always reverts to its roots," says Franz Treichler on the question of whether he regards the new Album as a time mentally. Then keywords, such as Pink Floyd, Blues, or power plant; musical references, which would have located each of the Young Gods Album: "It's not a futuristic Album, but it sounds according to time. And it is a Band Album. It follows, for once, no predetermined concept, but is based on what emerged in the collective."
an example of this is the brilliant Elfminüter "All of My Skin Standing", based on an onomatopoeic drums form that beats with Loops and one always threatening'll sound around, until it comes to the large discharge, which culminates in a two-minute, plenty of wild guitar solo.
It can be found on this Album, all unique features, which have made the Young Gods to an exceptional Band: the hypnotic Tribal Beats, the Songs, the gathering in of architectural sophistication, the poetry, between the sound of chunks and the carefully and precisely set electronic frequencies. However, "Data Mirage Tangram" is more of a Trip than a Kick. More intoxicating than evocative. Nevertheless, there are in this musical wobble to experience any amount.
high voltage without hassle
Similar to the music-the poetry of Franz Treichlers is clouded. He has in earlier works such as "special envoy" punk the finger, he speaks today in multiple metaphors. "Tear Up the Red Sky" creates characters, half-angel, half-terrorist, and "Entre en matière" plays with concepts from molecular biology.
"Actually, the Young Gods, always with similar messages," says Treichler: "don't you compromise, do what you want and fight against the conservatism! But we are old men. We have found a language in which the fury of earlier breaks different path."
What is true in the texts, also applies to the music. The three older gentlemen have created a masterpiece, and the musical, high voltage, without this hustle and bustle of advent: uncompromising and away from the suspicion, in the old days conservative.
The Young Gods: Data Mirage Tangram (Two Gentlemen). Live: 19. 4., Salzhaus Winterthur; 20. 4., Kaserne Basel;26. 4., Roof Floor Of Bern. (editor-in-Tamedia)
Created: 20.02.2019, 19:08 PM