Coolhaven: Strombloque Phantasien
The 2006 album of the Dutch ultra-ueberground group Coolhaven 'Stromblocque Phantasiën' is an electro-techno-operaesk-pop album, based on a book about the life of David Hasselhoff; supporting actor in Knightrider, 'Babewatch' and illeged rockstar in countries where people speak native German. The dense rarity of sharp electronics, acoustic reformed sounds and analogue scratches is mixed with classical voices and choires in a way classical composers would have done would they be alive in the 21st century. The story and music itself deals with the ungoing struggle between man and machine, love and ambition and humanistic principles vs. artistic integrity. All sang in German, the language of Michael Schumacher, Goethe, Caspar David Friederich and Wagner.