The debut album by the trio STABIL ELITE combines glamor and emotion and cosmic transcendence, which is well aware of its musical heritage, yet does not seem overly reflective for even a second. One can immediately hear where this stylish band comes from. Just think of that city on the Rhine, which has become a work of art in itself, and its electronic musical history, which has significantly influenced many styles, from hip-hop to techno: Düsseldorf. The first signal STABIL ELITE emitted to the world was in 2009, with the song Hogans Run, which appeared on a compilation by the American label Mathematics.
Their second musical offering, the insistently driving "Kaviar Express", was released on a vinyl EP by the Chicago-based label. Next, their epic rhythmic journey "Krautkamerad" appeared on a compilation EP by the Düsseldorf DIY label "Themes For Great Cities", offering some cosmic swing to all those who live out their deepest emotions at night. A preliminary climax came in 2011 with the hit "Gold", an anthem pressed in limited edition on gold vinyl, which was also the theme song of last year's C/O Pop Festival in Cologne. The refrain, which translates as "Everything I touch turns straight to gold", has now proved to be prophetic, for the twelve pieces on "Douze Pouze" glow brilliantly and defy their time. On some, Nicholas Szymanski sings his collage-like, German texts, whose meaning is only revealed when not looking for it: Melodic, scenic descriptions of abstract imagery, which embrace pop from an avant-garde perspective - more Dada than Gaga. With almost all the pieces, there is a delicate melancholy that hangs as a symbol of sublime spirit and noble heart between, under and above the Krautrock, Disco, Ambient, Cosmic and Surf-Pop compositions. But enough words - they are incapable of describing their art. They dance the dance of youth. International, refreshing and totally fearless. The Sound of Young Europe. (added: 2012-03-05 10:06:59 )