Golden Apes

7th studio album “Riot” of the Berlin-based Goth Rockers Golden Apes

It’s no contingency that RIOT is an unusual simple title for a Golden Apes album and it is no contingency as well, that meanwhile the 7th studio album of the Berlin-based Gothrockers sounds noticable direct and resolute. Because the last two years were a time of continuous change and alteration, of upswing and shift for the band.

So there were personal changes, which influenced the work on the album. They seperated from their record label, to find a new home on the independent label afmusic. And with the choice of a new producer, not even the usual environment changed, but also the own standards to the work, like Peer Lebrecht, singer and head of the band reveals:

“… for me personally the last years were a time full of inner agitation, full of uprising against definitions and dogmas. I can’t tell, how this established, but I can track it back blurry to the day, when we played our last album completely the last time and a chapter was closed in my mind. Maybe it was time for a re-evaluation of the solidified, for the intoxication of wanderlust and nostalgia…”

And so Riot is caesura and conclusion similarly, last point and new chapter. It is the musical essence of a band, that never brooked catchyness and artistic standards as an incoherency and which remains true stylistically to itself, but defines itself anew over and over again.

Musical basement of the sextette are catchy melodies, woven in a texture of strong guitars, elegiac sound landscapes and dark, melancholic vocals, on which pictographic, surreal lyrics build up, that form a lyric full of mystic and disturbing fascination between dream and reality, philosophy and trivial emotions.

“Riot” will be available from November 30th 2012 on in every well-known store as well as on afmusic digitally and on CD.

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