Following the release of Render in 2010, the mighty collective Cologne Tape had hinted at a new album. It’s been a long while since but we can rejoice for they have announced a brand new full-length album called Welt. Before we go any further let us tell you that this supergroup includes Magazine co-founders Daniel Ansorge (Barnt), Jens-Uwe Beyer (Popnoname), and John Harten (Crato), Ada, Jörg Burger, Philipp Janzen, Mario Katz, John Stanier of Battles and The Field’s Axel Willner. Recorded in Cologne, Welt features additional collaborations from Mexican artist Rebolledo, guitarist Burkhard Mönnich and singer Isis Lace. The record is the fruition “of a happening”, describes the press release, “during which the nine Cologne Tape members gathered in a room to play a solemn concert for themselves without a given frame”.
Welt will see the light of day on March 31st through Magazine and for a monumental taster of their world of sounds, watch this short film featuring unreleased material. A new album from Cologne Tape may have long been overdue but it will be well worth the wait.