Brannten Schnüre

Sommer Im Pfirsichhain

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Brannten Schnüre is an experimental dark folk group out of Würzburg, Germany. Christian Schoppik composed and played all the music, Katie Rich whispers, recites and sings. Together they make astoundingly beautiful folk with a rich instrumentation leaning towards the atonal spectrum. Instrumental wanderings stand alongside Nico-esque poetry tales. Christian plays the accordeon and in some songs guitar and flute. Inspired by hierophants like Nový Svet and David Jackman, solemn song fragments (a lot of old greek rembetiko-recordings) are modified and looped, with additional instruments and voices being integrated later on. Their music has been described as “surreal folkcollage” and “german hauntology”.

With the emergence of Schoppik’s second project, a dada cabaret called Agnes Beil in 2010, Brannten Schnüre moved closer to the song structures of its frivolous sibling. The songs of Schoppik’s latest creation Sommer im Pfirsichhain are further accompanied by a female singing voice, lending the pieces the voluptuous quality of a stickily tense midsummer. Sommer Im Pfirsichhain (Summer In The Peachgrove) is the second part of a quartet of releases. The first being Aprilnacht which got released on Sic Sic Tapes last year. Part three Geträumt hab' ich vom Martinszug and part four will follow later.

Reference points are bands like Winter Family and Twinsistermoon. Music etched on folkloric, ritual elements transferred into the 21th century. Also worth mentioning is the hand-drawn artwork which is made by artist Gwénola Carrère.

Brannten Schnüre: Sommer Im Pfirsichhain

Vom Baum Im Hof Brannten Schnüre
Schweiß Brannten Schnüre
Urwald Auf Verkehrsinseln Brannten Schnüre
Feldweg Brannten Schnüre
Lichter am Weiher Brannten Schnüre
Auf dem Hohen Meißner Brannten Schnüre
Nachmittagsschwüle Brannten Schnüre
Die verwunschene Quelle Brannten Schnüre
Mithra im Jardin Botanique Brannten Schnüre
Brüderchen und Schwesterchen Brannten Schnüre
Der Seegeist Brannten Schnüre
Pfirsiche Brannten Schnüre

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