Status updates, Tweets, Newsletter - permanent communication: Every day it becomes more difficult to fight through the data jungle. But among all the Neonblitzen and the deafening noise, there are messages that break through the noise and make the right to the heart. Maximo park fifth album "Too Much Information" is as a plate that picks out the actual significant moments of life from the dizzying change of ups and downs and sharp mapping. It is the work of a band that, despite their impressive development since its exciting debut "A Certain Trigger" never mistaken in 2005 resistance with a satisfaction guarantee. "After FIVE albums you want to show the world that we are, and if you do not like, bad luck - we are here to represent you not change," comments vocalist Paul Smith.
The last album was 2012, the implacable and almost hateful "The National Health", which, with renewed energy supplied their "luck" as Smith put it. In December 2012, the band went to Sunderland in the studio of her friends David Brewis and Peter Brewis, To accommodate the two brothers behind Field Music an EP that the momentum that "The National Health" the band had given, should be used. The plan was, however, quickly changed. "We are not dejected figures as a Nietzsche book, but we take all this very seriously - an album is an important statement of the relevant period, but at a EP can take things a bit looser; as we did with our B- Sites make, "explains Smith. "But when the EP was ready so far, we thought 'that's pretty good. If we go down this path, we have an album!'" Most of the recordings, the band played in her own studio. "It all came rather from the gut - it had also begun," says guitarist Duncan Lloyd. From this casual approach to the atmosphere of opportunity that permeates the whole album feeds.
FOR a band that has reached the fifth album of their career, is "Too Much Information" a remarkable achievement: Each song pulsates full of life energy and that Maximo Park have lost since its inception in Newcastle in 2000, none of their restlessness and their ability to surprise and provoke even deepened. "The album title expresses the diversity of the songs," says Smith. "The album sounds from front to back still like Maximo Park, but it put a lot of information in it. A lot of our songs are more emotional, than the people who just love cool music, the very aloof and reserved, want to hear. The place . one of our music not so often it is for those moments when one is sensitive or you look at an emotion expose want, whether that is the total exuberance or something Melancholischeres or Pensive the title seemed to me quite well to get across. This type of band we are. "
"Too Much Information" is like a collection of snapshots of different states of mind, a picture of life in all its broken, scattered forms. Lyrically and musically catch these songs the noise and the wild leaps of a functioning - a human emotional life and his world of thought - and sometimes failing. "Our songs are snapshots of life that hold you and must remember that they are fragile and volatile," says Smith. "This balance we try hinzubekommen. Was one of our favorite albums lately "Monomania" from Deerhunter, because it is raw and loose and really powerfully feels. "("Too Much Information" was of Mono Manias Co-producer Nicolas Vernhes mixed. He kept the band from New York via Skype to the tiniest detail on the progress to date.)
These songs are brightly lit Polaroids, alive as wild splashes of color on the wall. "Her Name Was Audre" is "a minutemen Punk song" About the African-American feminist poet Audre Lorde, which worked as a librarian in New York City until her death 1992nd "Give, Get, Take" is a "simple pop song with a Surprising twist therein". "Brain Cells" created under the influence of Karin Dreijer Andersson Fever Ray project, and "Where We're Going" intended to "Modern Lovers" sound.
Smith acknowledges that there are also some Parent topics: How was "My Bloody Mind" . Eg of "nocturnal" inspired - "a desire for something that one has and the one over Come when you're just out and celebrate." Or the slightly befuddled by synthpop "Brain Cells", the ball feel aroused, "middle of the night, or even in the dim light to be the city center and a nightclub run where eventually fading out the week in a strange wacky event." (To get the added nightly Electro-feeling, the band worked with Dave Okumu from The Invisible, the also for the atmospheric sounds of Jessie Ware is known.)
"I did not actively noticed the rave scene really" laughs Smith. "I probably would have too much scared to go, even if I had the opportunity would have - but I have tried to make find their own way the songs and to tell a different story, although different from my own experiences, but this as a launch pad used."
Even Smith's enthusiasm for literature is evident in this approach. The Extremely moving "Her Name Was Audre" reports not only about the poet, but also about what Smith owes the library of his hometown Billingham. "Lydia, The Ink Will Never Dry" nourished by the short stories by American writer Lydia Davis. The hectic fever dream of "I Recognise the Light" has a slightly sinister chorus - "I've never been to Mexico City but I Recognise the light / I've never been to Santiago / Its history keeps me up at night" - inspired by the now deceased Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño, Author of 2666. "I am very interested in Chilean history." says Smith. "You seem to be very disconnected - almost like a secret history, people disappearing, people spying mutually exclusive about it, we do not hear in England vie, but if you read books about it, you get a key to the world.."
The doors to these human experiences Open, is part of the artistic approach of Maximo Park. Despite its title you want to"Too Much Information" even more - this request can Maximo Park not rest. "At this point of the game is often seen that bands are bad. But I want to get better," says Smith. "If you still have the same passion, you should learn from his mistakes, gain experience and try to analyze all the music. It sounds exciting. And it feels right to continue to do things in our own way. "
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