SchnAAk make fire from amplifiers. The two with the four arms: two that stroke the wire, the other holding the wood.
After several excursions through Europe, Africa and the United States SchnAAk has lived up and loves weird hip-hop beats, parallel comic-art universes and stylish African rhythms, though still working deep down in a factory of cosmic noise, but adjusting their machines nicely to sing along. You’ve heard right: Sing along!
On “Wake up Colossus” remodeled instruments and weird sounds blend nicely together in super-organic new pop music with a focus on songwriting, way-out grooves and odd hooks. If we were to invent genres we might call this "transcendentally fertilized new machinery pop".
Here in this bizarre world of “Wake up Colossus” the experimental development that happened in contemporary electronic and instrumental music, folds together perfectly embedding infantile sounds, modern composition, electronica, soul, avantrock, worldjazz and oddly funky R’n’B. SchnAAk walk in new territory and they make it completely their own.
released May 27, 2011
(c)+(p) 2011 Discorporate Records
Written and performed by SchnAAk
Produced by Tino Bensing
Strings recorded at Festspielhaus Hellerau
Artwork by Mathias Jähnig
supported by 4 fans who also own “Wake up Colossus”
Outstanding. A mind-bending adventure covering a lot of ground - virtuosic compositions, rocking riffs, strange interludes, pop diddies, surprises. Highly recommended. Life in/Death By Pollyanna Brad Hebert