»The circle is now complete and happiness arises«, we hear PeterLicht say in SP3 Track 25, and this sentence would also be an appropriate headline for the third album by the Cologne based band Sommerplatte, who thus have completed a trilogy of records, which even outwardly share a striking sense of belonging together: The new cover again shows a musical device, a machine, featuring MPC style buttons for each song.
Unmistakably, the new tracks live their lives in that typical Sommerplatte universe that we have come to love from their first two albums, and yet the band has further developped their unique sound by going even deeper with it. The four musicians – Hanno Busch, Tobias Philippen, Claus Fischer and Florian Bungardt – have established an even tighter connection with each other, performing their songs with yet greater intensity and power. And very much like their live performances, the new record has a very wide ranging impact – from listening with your eyes closed right up to crazy dancing, everything is possible. And it’s true: happiness arises.