UNSERE FEUER BRENNEN!
CD: Cold Spring Records CSR49CD 
Die letzte Jagd
Chanson de la Plus haute tour
Steh aug. Nordwind!
simplest things in life are usually the best. Want proof? What’s
more appetising? Some arty farty cuisine in an expensive restaurant or
a plate of fish and chips piled high? You can apply the same logic to
music. What’s better? A hundred different instruments in some over
produced piece with no soul or a combination of guitars, percussion and
heavenly voices that wears its aching heart on its sleeves? I know which
I prefer to listen to.
release is quite simply breathtaking. Now I’m not too sure whether
to classify "Unsere Feuer brennen!" as neofolk or apocalyptic
folk music, or a mixture of both, and frankly don’t care as long
as the music stirs the emotions as well as this manages. I’m reminded
of early Death in
June or even Orplid
in places, but that’s probably doing a great disservice to Werkraum,
and use these bands only as a signpost to guide you as to their sound.
Apart from track one, spoken in English, all the songs are sung in German,
male and female, which
adds an extra mysticism to the songs. Exquisitely crafted musical structures
accompany the vocals taking you on a journey to musical nirvana. The perfect
summer record to listen to as the sun beats down as you laze in the garden.
You’ll constantly be hitting the replay button to relive the Werkraum
experience over and over again. Simply stupendous and simply the best.
Like all good things in life.
/ [Cold Spring]