Stabil Elite

 

Monday 12th November 2012
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In the last three years, Lucas Croon, Nikolai Szymanski and Martin Sonnensberger have created a cosmos of driving bass lines, danceable rhythms, floating pads and shimmering electric guitars. Using repetitive lyrics with double meanings, analogue synths and icy cold clackering computers, STABIL ELITE revive Krautrock and the avant-garde moments of the German New Wave.

After compilation contributions to the Düsseldof DIY label "Themes for Great Cities" and the American "Mathematics" label, run by Jamal Moss, the boys from the Rhineland celebrated their debut with the GOLD E.P. in 2011.

For GOLD, the Paris-based photographer Kira Bunse shot a music video on SUPER 8, which very authentically shows the band in their Düsseldorf environment. Also involved in GOLD as a drummer and additional producer was Jan Philipp Janzen (Von Spar) and, as a guest musician, Jörg Burger (The Modernist). GOLD was the theme song of C/O Pop Festival 2011 in Cologne.

There debut album DOUZE POUZE was released in 2012 and it caused great excitement in the German press. From underground fanzines to glossy fashion magazine and even in TV shows, the band was hailed as the grandchildren of Kraftwerk and denoted as pioneers of a new German Kraut scene. Now, with the re-release as 12” vinyl, the debut single GOLD is available internationally for the first time.

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