On the MAJEURE split they for the first time showed a more distinctive interest to the world of 70s and 80s synthesizers. The new album GOTTES SYNTHESIZER continues this voyage into the synth’s heaven. A paradise of warm analogue sounds, sequencer lines and electric drums garnished with the typical soaring guitar drones of OLIVER KLEMM as the central theme of the album.By adding ingredients reminding of the German pioneers of progressive electronic music, SANKT OTTEN are moving the KRAUTROCK elements into a new context. With FAST NEU IST AUCH GEBRAUCHT the full length includes an hommage to the old KRAUTROCK heroes NEU! just as a ROBERT FRIPP influenced 13 minutes monster piece like the title track GOTTES SYNTHESIZER. Other songs (DIE WELT IST JA NICHT ZUM AUSHALTEN or ICH VERLASSE MICH SELBST) are rather influenced by STEPHAN OTTEN’s energetic electric drums. Mellow epic ambient hymns like WIR SIND DEINE PROPHETEN or DAS ENDE VOM LIED are their great tool to create a connection between specific soundscapes in order to make a coherent album out of the single tracks. The main excellence of this full length is that SANKT OTTEN are combining influences of an old genre with elements of today’s music to a new interesting mixture.
For the artwork of GOTTES SYNTHESIZER the spanish artist SALUSTIANO borrowed SANKT OTTEN some of his significant paintings. The art they’ve chosen together is a perfect effigy of SANKT OTTEN’s sound.
- A1480 Pixel, Die Ich An Dir Liebe
- A2Eine Wartet Immer
- A3Diesseits Vom Jenseits
- B1Ich Verlasse Mich Selbst
- B2Fast Neu Ist Auch Gebraucht
- B3Halleluja, German Angst
- B4Wir Sind Deine Propheten
- C1Gottes Synthesizer
- C2Der Schatten Kann Trügen
- D1Die Welt Ist Ja Nicht Zum Aushalten
- D2Sternstunden Der Resignation
- D3Thom Yorkes Letzte Grosse Liebe
- D4Das Ende Vom Lied