1 - VON SPAR
- UNDER PRESSURE - (LP)
"It's the terror of knowing what this world is about", David Bowie sang in 1981, backed by Queen. He performed the remarkable feat of taking a song with such lyrics and creating a hit. Von Spars "Under Pressure" also knows what this world is about, with its intimidatory posturing, acute social competition and the fight for survival as we enter an age of surveillance capitalism. The musics inherent urgency is in evidence from the very first beat, yet it still appears to float freely, creating space for reflection and self-interrogation.What others call a "band", Von Spar see as a modular system. The creative community of Sebastian Blume, Jan Philipp Janzen, Christopher Marquez and Phillip Tielsch is in a state of constant flux. Von Spar is an interface, providing access to rediscovery and fresh experience of, to all intents and purposes, the familiar."Under Pressure" is their fifth album, not counting their homage to Can (recorded live with Stephen Malkmus). Their records are the result of continuous metamorphosis, opening wormholes to post punk, krautrock and 80s art pop. The constants: rhythmic refinement and harmonic quantum leaps, swirling synthesizer arpeggios, backwards guitars with no hint of retrogradation.
TRACKLISTING: 01. A Dream (pt 1) (w/ Eiko Ishibashi) 02. A Dream (pt 2) (w/ Christopher Cummings) 03. Happiness (w/ Christopher Cummings) 04. Extend The Song (w/ Laetitia Sadier) 05. Better Late (w/ Christopher Cummings) 06. Not To Forget (w/ Christopher Cummings) 07. Boyfriends (dead Or Alive) (w/ Vivien Goldman) 08. Falsetto Giuseppe (w/ R. Stevie Moore) 09. Mont Ventoux
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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-05-2019
Item # : 525701
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK