THE ETERNAL AFFLICT
… 25 years and (n)one the wiser…
2014 the Ruhr area a place of constant change once Germany’s factory of arms, then developing industrial museum and now innovative location for leading future technologies home of the cult-electros THE ETERNAL AFFLICT, who are in their 25th year now and more active than rarely before.
In the turn of the year 2014 TEA will release a trilogy that decomposes life itself and its different facets one time thoughtful, the other ironic but still critical and rebellious attributes that distinguished and accompanied them all the time. Winus Rilinger, Per-Anders Kurenbach and André Kampmann (aka CYAN) show that growing old doesn’t necessarily mean tristesse and stagnation. Their creativity and productivity are reflected in the new songs:
Perish ! – supporting title of the EP by the same name will open the ball of the publications in January. It’s a classical, driving TEA-song in an extravagant sound-design with Human Remains they go on an apocalyptic, almost prophetical journey into the inferno of human being electronical future-music – hard, modern and iconic.
Birth-Life-Death – the album leads us through divergences and entanglements of human life, one time hymnal (Through Barricades, Napalm God) the other thoughtful like in These Demons, where Cyan tackles with his own.. In Revolucion TEA are the rebels again, in Million Shades Of Grey they lead us to the dancefloor just to reflect upon ourselves in the mirror in the almost 7 minute-long D.N.S. – Dark Noise Symphony they bring youthful delusion and the breathless hunt for eternal life to a point in one sentence. Another instrumental song (Lex Est Quod Facimus), the two electro-ballads Requiem For A Day and The Last Call (philosophical approach to love, life and death) and the eternal battle of the sexes (Eve – The Painmachine) round up this “Tour de Force” through life itself.
Rigid beats, elevated soundscapes & chorales combined with marching sequences , that make the fascination of birth, life and death to a soundtrack on the pulse of time and cast their spell on you.
The trilogy will find its conclusion with the EP And Inbetween Love on which TEA are still working in their own studio.
Catalogue number: AMR 2003
Label: Prussia Records
Release date: 2014-05-02
Format: Audio CD
Number of discs: 1