our foreign visitors. Although most of our online information is held
in German, we brought together some facts, pics and music to present
it in English. Feel free to download our songs but make sure to bring
your seat in a comfortable position. Here's erdbeertörtchen - instrumental
pop from Cologne, Germany.
difficult to detach instrumental music from its prejudices: Immediately
you think of mystified hippies who play their easy listening endlessly
and talentlessly. Or you might think of choleric men who once gained
their glory in hard rock combos. Disregarding these negative connotations,
you might think of epic vastness and melancholically overflowing streams
of distorted and undistorted tunes. Or think of something yourself for
a deliciously prepared salad of metaphors.
dont have a singer because they dont wish to become the
next counterfeit of long-known grandseigneurs of the post-rock era.
They are rather influenced and inspired by a different stile of guitar
music: One that is mostly accompanied by singing and which prefers putting
the accent on good melodies instead of incessantly raising the musical
tension which always results in the same predictable explosions.
quite simple: erdbeertörtchen write pop songs. Never trivial or
boring, sometimes swift, sometimes relaxed. A good melody is just what
one needs. And youll often be tempted to sing along if
only there were lyrics. But you might think of some yourself, such as
Since my TV is broken, Ive been missing nature films.
2002 erdbeertörtchens first 7 was published by
their own label Köff-Köff-Schallplatten. An amazing
long-play album ("wald") followed in 2003 in cooperation with
the cologne based Label Tumbleweed Records. In May 2007
their second album "Humbug, Watson." was released.
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"There are a few weird bands around. And Erbeertörtchen is
among them. Not because it's Guitar Rock without a singer. But because
it's accessible instrumental music. And I don't know any other instrumental
band that is accessible. "Wald" is their first album. It's
quite close to late Celestial Season. For a bigger name I'd refer to
a band like Mogwai, but erbeertörtchen is more Rock, less lunatic.
You might enjoy this album really much if you don't mind the absence-
of a singer. That has to be the difficult part for most listeners though.
Cause, strangely enough, it seems pretty easy to add a vocal line to
all the songs. But you can sing along with your own written lyrics of
course. There is always a melody to be found here or there. Unfortunately
it sometimes happens to be one with a cheesy keyboard sound. But none
the less, the songs are very well-written, relaxing, with a nice build-up,
ending into great climaxes. And they've managed to keep it flowing through
the whole album. For my part they should search for a singer, but that's
probably the thing that they will never do. And you have to give them
respect for that. They don't care about the commercial trends, without
forcing themselves to be alternative." [Mariner]
"Wow. I'm really impressed. I didn't really like what Tumbleweed
put out so far but this blew me away. Erdbeertörtchen play like
cute Indie but they don't have a singer so you have to imagine a band
that plays like really simple songs like verse, refrain etc. but nobody
is singing. This record is just nice, you can just listen to it while
you are doing other stuff or make your own lyrics and sing to their
songs or whatever. I just can't stop to mention how good this record
is. This is music that makes you love life. The artwork is nice too
by the way, it looks like a child book or whatever. Aaaaaaaaah. I hope
I am able to see them live one day. Thank you Tumbleweed and thank you
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