The Notwist Close To The Glass on 2LP + Download Coupon
The Notwist’s Close to the Glass, their eighth album, is a catchy and unpredictable marriage of playing your heart out on an instrument and the magnetic pulse of precise programming. We now find The Notwist defining their edges with no shortage of bravery or beat. As romantic as it is robotic, Close to the Glass is a bottomless collage: part pop song, part science, part band, part storytelling and all Notwist. Brothers Markus and Micha Archer, alongside Martin Gretchmann, Max Punktezahl and Andi Haberl, have finally found their human form and, at last, become The Notwist.
The Notwist began as a metallic hardcore band in 1989. Markus and Micha have always been at the core of the band; Gretchman joined in 1997, and the band has been through countless collaborations and side projects (Lali Puna, Console, Ms. John Soda, to name a few), constantly pushing themselves both in those projects and as The Notwist. Their sound has transformed hugely over the years, becoming progressively catchier and incorporating the members’ love of folk, classical, rap, rock and electronic music.
Now, in 2014, we find The Notwist following up 2007’s The Devil, You + Me with their most adventurous record yet. The strong connection and trust between band members allowed them to blur the lines between their roles more than ever. With everyone playing anything, the band could take their music anywhere, from sheer noise to kraut-rock beat pocket to arena rock ride out.
Close to the Glass is also full of vocal leaps for Markus Acher, experimenting not only with effects but also with his range, leaving the comforts of his signature style to take the music somewhere new. Close to the Glass reflects and reveals the truth about The Notwist more than ever, in its collage nature, pop-music moments and unpredictable structures. It feels as good in expensive headphones as it does in the trunk, a seamless soundtrack for that movie always going on inside you.
2LP pressing with double wide single sleeve and two custom dust sleeves. Also includes MP3 coupon.
The Notwist Close To The Glass Track Listing:
2. Close to the Glass
4. Into Another Tune
6. From One Wrong Place to Another
7. 7 Hour Drive
8. The Fifth Quarter of the Globe
9. Run Run Run
10. Steppin’ In
12. They Follow Me