THE DEAD SOUND - Cuts

Foto Credit: Kenny Tran & Jan Hillebrand

Release: 19 July 2019
Crazysane Records
CD, LP, Digital

the world is a constant noise resonating in the minds of our blank generation. It drives us crazy, it makes us want to hide in darkness. "Cuts" is a killer soundtrack to a drive into the starlit night. A refuge from the tin-can distraction of our shitty lives.

FFO: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Soft Moon

“The world used to be silent // Now it has too many voices // And the noise // is a constant distraction.” (Jenny Beth, Savages)

„Cuts" is the aptly named debut-outing of the German post-punk band The Dead Sound, which was started by Karl Brausch in 2016. This album transforms our common metaphysical elopement into a dynamic journey, set to the popular tones of 80s post-punk and synth pop.

Over a period of two years the guitarist and singer wrote 9 killer tunes, influenced by noisy post-punk acts like A Place to Bury Strangers and The Jesus and Mary Chain, albeit with a pop-sensibility of 80s synth pop bands. Recording the “cuts” all by himself at his home in Trier/Germany, the creation of this album was a way of escaping the negative aspects of daily life for the songwriter.

Listening to "Cuts" is like gazing at the stars while driving away into the night - the sunglasses are just for show - with the radio transmitting the unescapable noise of reality through its dusty speakers. This is The Dead Sound. It echoes off the walls of our empty minds and leaves us with one thought: I need to get out of this shitty life.

THE DEAD SOUND entsteht Ende 2018 aus dem Soloprojekt von Karl Brausch (LOVE A, MATCHES). Für die Liveumsetzung des vorhandenen Songmaterials werden Dominik Mercier (LOVE A, MATCHES) und Lars Borrmann (EX-FREIBURG) mit ins Boot genommen. Anfang 2019 verschickte Demos wecken das Interesse von Crazysane Records aus Berlin und führen schließlich zur Veröffentlichung des Albums „Cuts“ am 19.7.2019.
 
Die Songs des Debutalbums bewegen sich im Spannungsfeld zwischen Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Psychedelic und Dark Wave. Der düstere, hypnotische Sound mit einem Hang zur repetitiven Motorik des Krautrocks zieht die Zuhörer unmittelbar in seinen Bann. Der Einsatz von Drum Machines, Synthesizer und reichlich Reverb/Hall tragen zur unterkühlten Atmosphäre von „Cuts“ bei.
 
Die Liveperformance der Songs in der klassischen Trio Besetzung (Gitarre, Bass, Schlagzeug) setzt die hypnotisierende Stimmung des Debutalbums konsequent um und verschiebt gleichzeitig den Focus in Richtung Noise und Rock.
 
FOR FANS OF Jesus and The Mary Chain, A Place to Bury Strangers, Soft Moon, The KVB
 
Lineup:
Karl Brausch (Vocals/Guitar)
Dominik Mercier (Bass)
Lars Bormann (Drums)

Credits:
Written, performed and recorded by Karl Brausch.
Additional recordings by David Laplant.
Mixed by Christian Bethge.
Mastered by Philipp Welsing.
Artwork by Fabian Bremer.
Picture: Chris Metzger

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