For the occasion of the signing of the uprising German future-pop act ELEKTROSTAUB on the Belgian Alfa Matrix label, we decided together with Patrick Knoch to re-release his back-catalogue.
Originally released on 17th November 2017, “Birthday And Death” is the first album of ELEKTROSTAUB that was then much anticipated thanks to the resonant success of the two previous club hit singles “Also Without You” featuring Anne Goldacker (ex-OBSCYRE, WINTRY) and especially “Unforgotten” featuring a stunning and highly praised collaboration with NAMNAMBULU’s frontman Henrik Iversen.
In only 2 singles, ELEKTROSTAUB managed imposing its own synth pop style with an edge and made its place amongst the leaders of the future pop movement next to bands like VNV NATION, COVENANT, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, DE/VISION, ASSEMBLAGE 23 and many more.
This 13-track debut album confirmed the skills of multi-talented German artist Patrick Knoch who enlarged the number of intelligently selected guest vocalists offering both vocal wealth and emotional diversity. We this way notice some 5 songs made together with his long-term friends of !DISTAIN who help him giving a more melancholic synth pop touch to the album. But also a second song “Prediction” together with Henrik Iversen as well as additional guest vocal collaborations with artists like THE ETERNAL AFFLICT, DATASUSHI or yet Roberto Lindner.
ELEKTROSTAUB now rhymes with quality upbeat synth pop music with highly melodic choruses, captivating expressive vocals you sing along to in no time and a little touch of melancholic darkness touching your soul…