Conventional listening habits are consistently ignored, if not deliberately negated, which is reflected both in the partially glaring heterogeneity of the individual tracks and in the general mode of composition, which will rarely satisfy the acquired expectations of customary popular music even of the extreme, uncommercial kind. And this disruption already starts at the choice of tools, insofar as the applied instrumentation not only changes throughout, but appears in unusual combinations to boot.
The resulting songs meander constantly between wavy neofolk and old-school industrial noise, with various influences from progressive avantgarde black metal. But as soon as you get settled in a musical mood, FRATZE surprises time and time again with unexpected accents giving each song an additional unique touch.
“Am Anfang war der Irrtum” will be released on 11 December 2020 as a CD edition in a two-panel digipak with 12-page full-color booklet, and golden cassette edition with double-sided 16-panel cover inlay, limited to 50 copies worldwide.