"Now it's time again for another change: Kamerakino's debut album reminds us of the 20ies, the 50ies, or 60ies -- we associate cabaret, chansons, gipsies, dadaism, poetry, the balkan, mods and femmes fatales. You can imagine Berlin's subculture back in the 20ies, but still there is a touch of dirty garage rock, no wave, disco to it.
In 2000, seven musicians from various nations and cultural backgrounds (Turkish, Spanish, Russian, Scottish, German) got together in Munich. They decided to form not yet-another retro band, limited to one genre and performing for one scene, but to create a project that embraces musical diversity and a rather romantic view of grace, beauty and poetry. At this time, lots of people were already trying to come up with a punk remake band, so Kamerakino chose to develop something much more natural and diverse: they mix different cultures and let themselves be inspired not just for music but for many other things as well. Now the music is like a surrealistic film and the German lyrics range from absurd dadaistic improvisations to reflections about despair and anger in neo-liberal and imperialistic Europe, however, they always manage to stay humorous and nostalgic. Most of the time it sounds like the economical crisis and its ridiculousness. Kamerakino as a group might be new on the scene, but the members have been active in Munich's art/music underground for years, sharing roots with projects like Queen of Japan, Zombie Nation, Hellfire or Poets of Rhythm."