April 21,

Concert @
BüzE – Bürgerzentrum Ehrenfeld

Your three and a half album is ready! Excuse me? Three and a half? Exactly! Because the predecessor "Wer jagt mich wenn ich hungrig bin" from 2019 is only a "Halbum", a half album so. And with that we are already in the colorful world of thought, in which reality presents itself twisted around a little corner.  "Spring bevor du fällst" is in line with the ongoing trend of the band, which has managed to create a "corporate identity" within a few years, as they say. 

Just as if Hildegard Knef and Bertolt Brecht had attended a concert by the Dresden Dolls, then visited an exhibition by Salvador Dalí, and then holed up in the studio with some absinthe, they mix chamber pop, cabaret punk, and Austrian klezmer into an enraptured sound experience with lyrics that also defy all common understandings and unambiguities. Singer Lukas Klein recites them in his nasal High German with a pinch of Viennese Schmäh, leaving the people in front of the receivers puzzling over their countless levels of interpretation.  

Already the first advance single "Benütz mich" seems like a cranky declaration of love with a sadomasochistic golden edge. But also the brute US Vaudeville orchestra number "Göttin des Übergangs" regularly eludes a clear interpretation. 

Buntspecht love to play with the German language and either reveal its blurriness or immerse it in surrealistic moments. Small examples pleasing? "Dort wo die Füchsin die Orange verschlingen und der Wahnsinn langsam seinen Anfang nahm" ("Of Long Nights"). Or how about this: "In the petting zoo of smartphones I wish you would touch me" ("Paradise"). 

There, where reality reaches its limits, Buntspecht set out to stretch them a bit further. Klein's lyrics sparkle with exuberant wordplay and mischievous twists. "Jump before you fall" therefore shouts.

The concert of Buntspecht is part of the funding project "c/o pop 2022 musichubgermany " and is supported by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft GmbH with project funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.