We were labelled as Nazis. At least our behaviour was. We thought this was funny. Then the fun was over and we were pleased to get invited to perform at the first Antifascist Festival at the Reitschule Bern in July 2006. But in fact we weren't ready yet.
The third outfit of brachland was nice, the relationships close, but musically we were definitely walkin' on different paths. We wrote some of our best songs and some real crap, same is to be said about the lyrics. And I changed them weekly anyway. But at least we started recording them.
While the recording sessions in 2004 led to the insight, that we can't stand each other anymore, this time and with this line-up, we were still living and working together in various projects - but people just lost the interest in pushing things forward. Myself, I recorded the vocals the day after guitar-player & founding member Mänu declared, that he's not going to continue even these recordings.
Since then... from time to time I was fumbling around with the files on my Laptop, but during the past ten years lots of things have become more important than to be the singer in an angry punkrockband.
Still: What you are hearing now is how it was meant to be. In the end, I didn't change a lot concerning the original recordings from 2006, just replaced some lyrics... again. One of the hymns here - Track #12 "knöcheltief" - was already released on 4-Minute-War-Records earlier this year. Visit their bandcamp-page to listen to the other bands on the Children-Of-The-Revolution-compilation-series! BRACHLANDs political statements from back then: still relevant today.
And if you are missing the lovesongs this time:
BRACHLAND now is a soul-band,
see you soon!
for 212 & Bulle Fair Rec.
during the outstanding summer 2016
released September 11, 2016
Recorded at 212-Bunker in 2006
Cover Art by Mänu/Dirt-Fi records
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