Almost two years after a critically acclaimed EP with an impossible name (Ich sehe im vorbeifahrenden Auto den Unfall mitvorbeifahren in Zeitlupe und rueckwaerts, Meta Matter, 2017) Farce releases her more aptly titled, highly anticipated debut album.
HEAVY LISTENING shamelessly requests the listener's full attention as only very few pop records can. Never losing that certain nag for a catchy riff or line, the record finds Veronika J. Koenig (writing and producing in her Viennese bedroom under the moniker Farce) in much more tangible spheres than on her first EP. Co-produced by musician and producer Nikolaus Abit, HEAVY LISTENING touches on many genres and themes from Trance to Indie, from Trip Hop to Schlager. Designed as a conceptual journey from start to finish, it declares war on the much discussed death of the album and shows just how far a full, intentional body of work can go.
Influenced by and compared to the likes of acts like St. Vincent, Charli XCX or LCD Soundsystem, Farce continues to produce a fascinating and intoxicating mixture of off-kilter, experimental ideas and theatrical, highly polished Pop songwriting with her studio debut.