German artist Alexander Marcus coined the term Electrolore for his music combining electro club music and folklore. His music is basically a pop-art parody of German Schlager music. It’s absurd and intentionally trashy, but sometimes also very clever. This is his new video Ich will verreisen (I want to take a journey) where he sings about being tired of the daily routines and the need to get out of the everyday struggle.
I was never a big fan of comical metal bands, but lately I’m getting more and more into Knorkator. A band from Berlin, Germany which has been around since the 1990s. Here is their new video Rette sich wer kann (meaning Every man for himself). A social commentary you could say. The world is going to shit, but well, just keep on partying.
This punk band from Hamburg, Germany is around since 2003. Idioten der Saison is a funny song from a couple years back. The title – meaning “idiots of the season” – could refer to the stupid people you have to deal with on a daily basis, but is specifically a response to the surge of right-wing populists in recent years. The lyrics are very cleverly constructed using plants and gardening metaphors. And it rhymes just beautifully.
Great soundtrack for the Austrian-German sex and crime film Schamlos (Shameless, 1968) by Gerhard Heinz.