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ARTIST
TITLE
Wir Sind Blumen
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KK 036CD KK 036CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/28/2006

This is the second full-length release on Karaoke Kalk for Munich-based Marion Dimbath and Nicola Schüpferling. Wir Sind Blumen is evocative of carefree springtime, easy weather, and stepping outside for a breath of fresh air on a slightly rainy day after a particularly cruel winter. The title translates to "we are flowers," and the title track was a perfect inclusion on the Kalk Seeds compilation -- a German pop song resplendent with a samba beat, tuba and French horn. And yet, if you dip a little deeper into the record there's more to it than just a sunshiney association. For one there's this remarkable openness that Leichtmetall demonstrate with their music and their way of dealing with everyday occurrences. Although filled to the brim with olde style, charming female vocals, chimes and music boxes, this record avoids coyness or naivete. Leichtmetall achieve a precious wholeness with few words and very basic imagery. Their musical appliances are reduced, almost sparse, but very classic. And above all they are unpretentious. Maybe even "dilettantish."