monochrom aren’t a regular band. They don’t have time to get involved in stupid band stuff like owning instruments or rehearsing. That’s why they asked some friends if they could help record these songs. Friends such as German house legend Hans Nieswandt, Matthias Kertal (from Mika), Gerald Votava, GameJew, Der Schwimmer, Max of Prey/audiospam, Gegenstimmen and the non-existing average Viennese laptop musician Tonki Gebauer. They all said “Well, yes, that sounds like the kind of collaboration that makes this world a place you can recommend to your children”. And so they did.
It’s a marvellous collection of songs and moments. Well, legal moments, that is. Stupid copyright asshole law!
All these songs reflect on – well – the world in which we live. Sorry if that sounds corny but I can’t help it, I’m just a salt lamp. You know what I mean: It’s a nasty world filled with Lidl shops, heavy metal collectors, Sao Paulo Biennials and unpleasant sex. Not to mention heterosexist musical productions! Therefore, monochrom proudly protest-sings about that. Which makes for some great think-along stuff. Let us all point our fingers at something just for the sake of pointing. Repeat after me:
“We don’t need no edutainment.”
“Culture leave them kids alone.”
“Get on the scene you’re a search engine.”
And so on…
(Well, of course, all that playing-with-words-jazz might sound really dull – but we know that if pop journalists would have to do that on their own, the result would be much worse).
monochrom, Hans Nieswandt, Matthias Kertal, Gerald Votava, GameJew, Der Schwimmer, Max of Prey
Label monochrom 2008
CD. 74 Minuten
Preis: Euro 15,-