Boomkat Product Review:
For their third album Das Bierbeben renounce their old production habits in favour of a more analogue approach, something no doubt partially informed by the presence of Shitkatapult label boss Marco Haas (aka T. Raumschmiere) who mans the controls behind the desk. A further development is the band's embracing of the protest song, which manifests itself in the likes of 'Wehr Dich Doch' and 'Delirium', delivered with a sheeny synth-pop precision. It's this more electronic, steadied approach that seems to work best for the band; their electronic grounding shapes a solid aesthetic while the more overtly punky moments are perhaps a little too clean for their own good. 'Dunkle Tage' is nearly a brooding, motorik intro to the album, but the excessively reedy, thinned out guitars detract from the impact slightly. More successful is the light, jangling melodicism of 'Abschied', which comes close to Barbara Morgenstern's brand of electronic pop.