When if not right now?
In spring 2020, Kadavar find themselves in the midst of a global crisis. What makes their inner compass spin, results in a collection of their strangest compositions yet: A trip to their musical roots and back to the future. Mind altering songs about isolation, transformation and spiritual growth emerging from Corona lock down – „The Isolation Tapes“. Being the first release of Kadavar’s brand-new label ROBOTOR RECORDS, there’s something to celebrate after all.
(photo credit: Rosa Merino Claros)
“The Isolation Tapes” will be released on October 23rd, 2020 via Robotor Records. Today, the band launches the first single and video “Everything Is Changing”. Watch at: https://youtu.be/2ZHSJQuXjcU
After a successful, live streamed concert from their recording studio in March 2020, that was viewed hundreds of thousands of times all around the globe, the band started to sketch out ideas that could only grow in this unprecedented, lack-of-pressure environment and would eventually become „The Isolation Tapes“.
„It all came at once, and there was no way to fight it“, says Lupus Lindemann. „No more touring, stay at home, put everything on hold. With all the downsides of the lock down, there were a few days when I just felt free as a bird. I was out of reach, and it was alright. It has been a while since I have felt like that actually. And I believe we all needed it. We were able to just drift along and make music of whatever came to our minds.“
While Kadavar’s musical development has always been about liberation and pushing the boundaries of the retro rock genre, this is yet one bigger step into a cosmos where the dogma of the classic trio approach is left behind completely. You’ll hear triple vocal harmonies and trippy guitar solos gently riding on an ocean of vintage synthesizers, the tectonic plates of drum and bass calmly pushing from down below.
Lupus explains: “The time of isolation has been a very intimate one that would not invite to write another hard rock album just like that. At home I wasn’t looking for loud guitars or walls of sound: everything turned quiet, both inside and outside, until sound almost disappeared. I would start listening to things I usually wouldn’t, like water drops, steps, birds or wind… So we started recording out of this new mental state, we would use loops for the very first time or play around with sounds we have never used before, resulting in a trip through our minds that captured these special times where everything was changing.”
Tiger Bartelt notes: „We used to have sort of a clear vision once we started making a record. And making a connection to the previous record was always part of it. This time, it was different. We had no orientation, no expectation towards ourselves, I might even say. Corona took our gravity…“
„The Isolation Tapes“ will be released on October 23rd, 2020 via ROBOTOR RECORDS and will be available on vinyl in various colors and 7 different cover artworks. Pre-order starts today, August 6, exclusively on Kadavar’s own online shop: www.kadavar.com
The album will also be available on all digital platforms.
(“The Isolation Tapes” cover artwork by Max Löffler)
Tracklist: 1. The Lonely Child 2. I Fly Among The Stars 3. Unnaturally Strange (?) 4. (I Won’t Leave You) Rosi 5. The World Is Standing Still 6. Eternal Light (We Will Be Ok) 7. Peculiareality (!) 8. Everything Is Changing 9. The Flat Earth Theory 10. Black Spring Rising