KRAYENZEIT - W.I.R.

KRAYENZEIT - W.I.R.

No boundaries, no limit!
“We love this fire, which burns for eternity…” Full of mighty fervour, unchained passion and powerful energy, these words break out of the opening passages of the eponymous title song from this charismatic band of minstrels’ EP ‘W.I.R.’. And it’s precisely this wild fire which has essentially characterised the band since they formed in 2011. A fire that KRAYENZEIT have made special and unique to such an extent that you can feel the pure joy in playing, emotion and passion in every single note they play. Rounded off by an immensely multifaceted sound construct characterised by its inspiring, multidimensional nature and dynamic power, the band from Ludwigsburg, Germany quickly succeeded in massively shaking up the genre. Because one thing is clear in the band’s world of sound, so rich in contrast: there really are no limits here!


Stylistic symbiosis
With their symbiosis of the most vastly differing stylistic excursions, they demonstrate in impressive fashion how influences from music of the Middle Ages, pop, rock, folk and metal can develop into a monumental, virtuoso hurricane, and yet still seem catchy and harmonious. Without doubt: KRAYENZEIT have long been masters of their profession, and in the form of their latest mammoth work ‘Saitentänzer’ have conjured up a substantial disc which demonstrates only too clearly what it can sound like when walls are torn down, old ways of thinking are cast aside and new paths unfold… ‘Saitentänzer’ delights thanks to its modern, progressive orientation, unleashing a distinct zeitgeist yet deploying the narrative technique of times long gone, without ever losing sight of the here and now, draping the band’s musical legacy in an opulent, profoundly emotional framework which demonstrates in so many ways that it is a pure joy.

Inspiring reflections
But now it’s time to take down a further chapter in this success story, inspired by thousands of incredibly impressive lasting moments from the moving ‘Saitentänzer’ tour. “We have sung with you, danced with you, laughed with you, and even shed the odd tear or two with you,” explain KRAYENZEIT, moved, and they are now ready to share that wonderful ‘WIR’ (German initials for ‘us – you – rock ’n’ folk’) feeling with their fans. Accordingly, the ‘crows’, as they are affectionately known (‘Krayen’ is an older form of the German for ‘crow’) serve up an EP that contains four wonderful brand new numbers, which were inspired by the tour and which are complemented by pieces reinterpreted in collaboration with musical associates and faithful companions. Also awaiting the listener are an intro and outro comprising recordings of the audience from the tour, and which capture the moving live atmosphere in incomparable fashion.

Us and you!
The new songs reveal the total power and force that KRAYENZEIT generated among their audiences on the tour, bewitching with an extraordinary high-energy, powerful presence, boldly tearing forwards, yet at the same time radiating that authentic emotionality, intimacy and closeness that so mould the folk rockers’ delicate cascades of sound. So with ‘W.I.R.’, ‘Die Stille’, ‘Leviathan’ and ‘Hautnah’, the ‘crows’ create an explosive eruption of sound, only to drape the familiar tracks in new and extremely exciting garments, which only serves to prove how much potential and how many facets songs such as ‘Regen und Sturm (duet with LIV KRISTINE)’, ‘Dornröschen (Piano version featuring MAJORVOICE)’, ‘Saitentänzer (MONDËNA QUARTET version)’ and ‘Eiskalte Sterne (L’ÂME IMMORTELLE remix)’ have within them. Passion and perfection in all respects!


• 6-panel digipak
• Reverse board printed digipak
• 20 pages poster booklet made from special untreated paper 


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