With “Gerda,” the debut CD of primus inter pares, Eislicht are returning to their roots, while at the same time declaring their musical goals for the future. The man behind this project is Frank Machau, the composer, singer and main musician of ORPLID, the band with which we made our first steps as a free-lance label back in 1997. Exactly eight years later, “Gerda” is a mutual move towards new pastures, towards more electronic sounds, towards atmospheric and organic music with delightful and dark melodies. It is the music of our childhood, music from the age of New Wave and Electro Pop, which merges together on “Gerda” in a contemporary and sensitive way. Primus inter pares seems to strive for pure perfection, yet there are still sounds that escape from this flawless shell, instilling the album with a special vividness. primus inter pares love to experiment, to alienate, to slow down and modify their sounds. From these experiments, a work of music is formed that is completely electronic, yet seems perfectly organic and natural.
GENRE: NEOFOLK, EXPERIMENTAL, POPPY