L‘APPEL DU VIDE from Chemnitz/Germany worked two nerve-wracking years on their Debut-EP. Now their „Abwärtsspirale“ (downward spiral) is set into motion. You can order 7″ HERE
They describe their sound as „Dark Punk“, but that‘s just scratching the surface. The spectrum reaches from aggressive-gloomy Surf Punk („Das bin ich Nicht“ / that‘s not me) to brittle, repetitive, and noisy („Aufmerksamkeit“ / attention) and hymnic-melodic Post Punk („Delirium“). „Das Programm“ (the program), a bittersweet romance in times of total surveillance, is unusually calm and melancholic thanks to a 60s organ and background vocals from Mara.
In their lyrics, L‘APPEL DU VIDE use sparse words and deals with denial, failure, and alienation. „Delirium“ could be a soundtrack to the global pandemic, but it was written in 2019. Flatty recorded the songs while Max Herrmann/Gloven Studio Leipzig for the mix and Mikey Young for mastering