Her Lounge Corps & Cadaverous Condition – The Breath Of A Bird (CD Album – Klang Galerie)
Genre/Influences: Experimental, neo-folk.
Background/Info: Both artists already released a single together in 2016 (cf. “The gardens And graves”) and now joined hands again to unleash a full length album. Miro Snejdr is Herr René Kramer and Wolfgang Weiss Lounge Corps are Cadaverous Condition.
Content: “The Breath Of A Bird” is definitely a unique piece of music. It reveals neo-folk influences, but the major influence seems to be pure experimental music. The tracks are accomplished with different kinds of effects, sound manipulations, noises, but still with some orchestral arrangements. It creates a real contract with the neo-folk input. The vocals are deep and cavernous and sometimes reminding to Laibach. The last track is a remix by GosT.
+ + + : I always have liked and supported ‘atypical’ artists, just trying to do something different from the rest. That’s precisely what I experienced on this work. The album is mixing opposite influences, but in the end it all sounds pretty compact. I like the neo-folk and even some neo-classic elements while the experimental approach gives it this very own touch. This album is a truly challenge!
– – – : It’s not the easiest album to listen to. The unique side can be the strength of the work, but also a reason for listeners to skip and listen to something different and more ‘traditional’.
Conclusion: Her Lounge Corps & Cadaverous Condition aren’t innovating, but they clearly bring us something different. Experimental tasters will be pleased.
Best songs: “In this Room There Are More People Than You Can See”, “I Am The Knife”.