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THE Band

IRRLICHT - the subtly puristic group of musicians from Switzerland/Germany was founded in 1996 with the aim of setting literary texts and poems to music. After the turn of the millennium, the quartet gravitated towards electronic Darkwave and cool Electropop, accompanied by romantic vocal hooks with depth and catchy potential.

The band, led by former Illuminate band members Markus Nauli and Daniela Dietz, impresses with 13 releases featuring ethereal, dreamlike melodies, sparkling piano sounds, and expansive keyboard textures, paired with the classically trained voice of frontwoman Daniela.

IRRLICHT's multifaceted songs tell stories in French and German, often influenced by their own experiences and emotions. Engaging, honest, and touching songs that eschew brash shouting, excessive tempos, unnecessary harshness, and superficial clichés - a must-listen for fans of electronic, catchy music with a wonderful blend of lightness and depth.

In 2015, Daniela's cancer diagnosis shook the band's foundation, casting uncertainty over the future of IRRLICHT. Recording for the follow-up album had to be put on hold during the lengthy treatment phase. After a successful battle with cancer, the band decided to shorten the waiting time for an album release and unveiled the 7-track mini-album 'Bleiben - Werden.' This release beautifully reflected the gratitude for life and creative musical expression learned from recent experiences.

IRRLICHT received top marks both within and outside the scene with their albums 'Près Du Miroir' in 2014 and 'Bleiben - Werden' in 2017. With the singles 'Dans Ce Miroir' and 'La Gamine,' the band managed to hold their ground in the German Alternative Single Charts (DAC) for weeks. The IRRLICHT album 'Patience,' released in 2020, allowed the band to express deeply personal and profound experiences accumulated over two decades of music creation in their own unique way.

Releasing the predecessor album "Patience" at the onset of the pandemic, the band soon began working on a new record. After over 3 years of production, the latest album, "Feuerkind," emerged. A new, multifaceted work from the IRRLICHT universe was released on May 19, 2023.

The 9 new, self-contained songs reflect the musical and lyrical diversity of the Swiss-German Darkwave quartet, complemented by 3 additional remixes. Whether it's the profound "Voyageurs du temps," the cynically extravagant "Überfluss," the glassy, fragile "Glacier," or the dreamy "Sternentaucher" – the new album "Feuerkind" has already secured a special place in the ongoing 27-year era of IRRLICHT.

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