Paratrooper

by Krachmacher

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Playdate Records second release is quite a revelation.
Krachmacher – german for noisemaker – started up as an improvising, avantarde rock experiment. They spread their wings as a noisy, eclectic electro rock being, and now lands with their first album "Paratrooper" with catchy, energetic artrock, which has just as much in common with 90's indie, as kraut rock and dansable noise music. Hear White Days’ pulsating drive, Karma's cool beauty, Geil's liberating craziness – and the majestic finishing track Hymn To Imperfection.

Krachmacher stretch their songs longer than the pop format of the radio, and fill them with brutally beautiful improvised cacophony, surprising structures and innovative transitions. German Eva Pfitzenmaier's feathery touch of old-school jazz in combination with fuzzy screams and an unhindered register is dancing on top of a fiercely driving rhythm section, consisting of the noiserock duo The Sweetest Thrill. After their recording, Krachmacher extended their members with Linn Frøkedal of The Megaphonic Thrift and Low Frequency in Stereo.

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released August 31, 2012

Mixed and co-produced by Juhani Silvola (Highasakite, Sacred Harp) at Mattiland Studio.
Masterd by Jørgen Træen at Duper Studio.

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Track Name: White Days
Now all looks but is a kind
of land I carried towards,
just missed a penny looking for owls,
Nothing that time wouldn't heal -

Following the white days
I sing morning songs,
it streams, it streams over hills -
deep down I shall.


And new cities grow vertically,
some come down, most don't -
crooked love in scratched little hearts.

Following the white days
I sing morning songs -
those who still are born by hand
walk by the streams.
Track Name: Jaloux Jaloux
May I ask what you do all day long
May I wonder how you two get along

May I say I will never understand how come
May I think that other things might also count
How did you find what you found

Can I ask how you chose for that one
Can I wonder if that is really what you want
Can I think what you think one night long
Track Name: Karma
I didn't wanna wait in line
I pushed in front, thought it will be fine
shouting - not very ladylike
but, hey, I did it anyway and went about my day.

Then everything went wrong
I crashed my bike, was late all day long
spoiled my dress with blueberry pie
but, hey, I thought, well anyway and went about my day with

no understanding of the way
how lines suddenly get crossed and
how everything can go right or wrong
how everything you do falls back on you.



The following day things looked better
until the postman brought me a letter
the tax collector was on my tail
but, hey, I couldn't pay so I had to get away

when I fled my house I left the toaster on
after just two hours the house was gone
I realized this one was on me
and, hey, my dear, I don't know no more what to fear

I have no money, no place to go, no bed,
and then I hear that deadly viruses are being spread
I look up and a jumbo jet is falling from the sky and
oh my, we will collide with a huge burning asteroid!
Track Name: Mush Room
how am i me if i
don't see who others are

how are we we if you
don't see how we are not you

how is he he not me
if he can't see who i am

how are you who they are
if she's you and you won't be it
Track Name: Large And Unbroken
Over spaces that run on forever
fly sounds and silence.

We wait for the sun and leaves
for days to stretch
and for our hands to catch.

We move, we change.
Light won't be the same.
We come and we go.

We run hand in hand
on green grass in the sun,
Finding right, finding wrong.
Track Name: Hymn To Imperfection
See my calls and hear my signs
Crave for light and don't just hide
Open wide what's closed inside
This is greatness of man
We are given what we need
To our flaws and life I bow