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Welcome To The Cabinet

by EGOamp

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Holstenwall 06:42
The Cabinet 05:13
Curious 00:36
The Carnival 04:37
The Director 05:59
The Surgery 00:50
The Camera 05:30
The Veil 04:33
Out of Place 01:19


"Welcome to the Cabinet" is joining the love to german silent movies of the Twenties with musical influences of 80s Synthpop, EBM, House and Trance. EGOamp doesn't consider themselves as a retroband, but know how to sound modern by the fat production of Chris Lietz (f.e. producer of "Die Krupps"). Loosely linked, the short soundscapes build a bridge to different threads of the cd. The central theme is the silent movie classic "Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari" by Robert Wiene, 1920.

Fittingly the New Wave underground hit "The Cabinet" by the british band "Das Kabinette" has been adapted. Even the original authors of the track cherish the interpretation, so it's an authorised cover version so to say. Also other subjects like loneliness, revenge and movies in general have been processed lyrically, often presented with a wink of an eye. The ironic component is manifested in the stylish approach of the band.

Asmodi Caligari seems to be slipped directly of an old silent movie. It is rumored, that they even come out of the long lost motion picture ("Das Erbe des Dr. Lang", 1919) by director and theatre manager Joe Castle alias Josef Schloss, who speaks in the track "the director" in person. "the veil" describes the claustrophobic atmosphere of a room with the resulting isolation and escapism in severe drugs, which is based on dark harmonies, propulsive beats and lyrically stringency. "The Carnival", "Holstenwall" and "The Cabinet" establish a relationship to the story of the movie "Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari". Movie connoisseurs will find many cineastic cross reverences. The tracks shows more likely a connection to the soundtrack of "Metropolis" by Giorgio Moroder, than to a classic filmscore.

You can explore a lot of things in this debut, which does not shrink away from combining different styles of music and so creates an unique blend, which might be interesting for cineastic maniacs as well as lovers of electronic pop culture. "Welcome To The Cabinet” will be released on 22th of February 2011 at Ionium Records.


released February 22, 2011


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EGOamp Hamburg, Germany

EGOamp is back. After the big success of the first Album "Welcome to the Cabinet" and the tour as supporting act for bands like „De/vision“ and „The Crüxshadows“ there is a vital sign of this exceptional Band: the „Neonshein EP“.
According to the principle "Deine Macht im Trauerfloor glitzert hell ins All empor" EGOamp let the dancefloor burn and shortens the anticipation of the new Album „1/0“
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