Maraudeur - Puissance 4
KILLER COLDWAVES OF COLOR FROM LISE from COUTEAU LATEX and crew!
What is going on with this German band? There are five members, but Maradudeur plays paper-thin post-punk as if it were a short-scale power trio. Some songs are en français, others auf Deutsch, some English. Mostly, Puissance 4's lack of standard post-punk signifiers just takes me to post-punk's raison d'être: to reconfigure, mutate and spark. Much like Palberta's excellent Palberta 5000, this is very much its own thing. -Lars Gotrich (NPR/Bandcamp)
1. Es Ist Kein Stehlen 01:41
2. Face/Figure 02:33
3. Embarazada 01:51
4. Death/Suicide 01:08
5. Slow Dress 02:19
6. TWYWYS 03:15
7. I Am Here 02:16
8. Le Couloir Du Soir 01:30
9. C'est Caché 04:55
all songs written, recorded and mixed by MARAUDEUR except I AM HERE, by MARAUDEUR and CHRISTOPH MÜLLER
mastered by SEBASTIEN POLITI
type by BORIS JORDAN
cover with the drawings of: QUENTIN POILVET, DANA COLIN, THERESA EHRENBERG, MATTI SCHULZ, LARA JÄGER, MARTIN BURGER, VICTOR DELETRAZ, JERÔME MORVAN, RÜDIGER SCHEINERT, HANNES BIRKHOLZ, EMELINE MERMOUD, ALEX BRULEX, ELODIE, ALMA POLITI, BOB
handprinted by FUZZZGUN
First of all:
this record is so much. and it sounds so good!
But - how does it feel ?
To me, these nine unique songs of „Puissance 4“ - the second album by Maraudeur - are completely Sci-Fi. They are opening up the view into various worlds inbetween seconds. Images I feel familiar with are transforming themselves to unexpected landscapes, driven by the strong integrity of bass, synth, and drums.
If this would be a shuttle it would go back and forth on sonic streets guided by the vocals of the different songs, intersecting with crowded supermarkets, car traffic, wide beach and beaming portals to parallel universes.
At the end of the album the synthesizer sounds like a high wind, blowing from a strange outside world. It is staring at me after I „finally left the house“. I wanna see what´s hidden in the dark, and I am following the vocals through different layers of night.
For a moment I expect this sound cosmos to shut down. As if the last song „cest cache“ would be the end of a narrative I´ve been dreaming about while listening to the record. But it´s not. Actually it is the start of another sphere I am about to slip into.
The album is not closing down, it is opening up again for all the listenable great worlds it has to offer.
- Schreier Johann