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ASP - Zutiefst (Lim.2CD Earbook Edition) - 2CD

Format Limited 2CD
SKU TRI 596
Release Date Oct 27, 2017
€52.99
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- Book with 2 CDs
- CD #1 contains the new studio album ZUTIEFST
- CD #2 includes 14 bonus tracks, featuring:
- The new ASP song 'Parole: Poesie!', in honour of German musician, songwriter, composer, actor and author Konstantin Wecker
- The new ASP studio cover version of 'I Am a Rock' (Simon and Garfunkel)
- The profoundly hair-raising live version of 'Souvenir, Souvenir' from the Intimus tour
- A final sign of life from the band SPIELBANN, in the form of a stunning cover version of the ASP everblack 'Reflexionen', featuring the vocals of Nic Frost!
- Ten of Asp's logbook entries on the evolution of ZUTIEFST read out by the man himself
- Lavishly designed hardback picture book
With mysterious, (deeply) intoxicating illustrations by artwork star Timo Würz
- 60 pages, in a large format worthy of the superb visual imagery (approx 28 x 28 cm)
- Fine art print on high-quality, wood-free, glossy coated 150g paper, with elaborate black thread stitching
- Black front and rear endpapers
- Includes complete profound album lyrics by gothic novel specialist Asp
- Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity with stylish spot varnishing
- Strictly limited to 1,999 copies worldwide

The essence of ‘gothic novel rock’; a distillation of ASP’s works. ASP return to the ‘Fremder’ story cycle, bringing the journey they commenced with the top ten album ‘fremd’ and developed further on ‘MaskenHaft’ to a new climax. Or more specifically, they descend into the most unfathomable depths of the human soul. On ZUTIEFST (‘deeply’) Alexander ‘Asp’ Spreng concentrates quite clearly on that which the fans love and which makes this band so special: Ten spooky musical short stories that contain that finely distilled skill, and which constitute what is probably the shortest ever literary work. Each song knows how to captivate with its very own fantastic plot, and as Asp sets to work, he does so full of gusto. Even though, as always, the album has turned out to be lyrically ambitious, offering ASP fans lots of allusions and back references, on ZUTIEFST you notice a lightness that almost seems to be in contradiction to the complexity and profundity of the lyrics. There has not been such a density of hits from the melodically unerring ASP for many years. One gothic novel hit follows the other, and future live evergreens follow hot on the heels of one other.

With ZUTIEFST, you almost have the feeling that you have a sort of ‘best of’ in front of you. The new ASP album combines the playful beauty of ASP classics such as ‘Weltunter’ with the earthy power of ‘fremd’. You will find hymnal heavy rockers as well as virtually soundtrack-esque, wavelike moments and echoes of epic dark rock operas. As opposed to the work of many other representatives of the somewhat darker scene, you can always clearly feel the self-mocking lyrical wink in the compositions, which does them a whole lot of good. Of course, ASP remain true to their roots, and the new album features many a spooky story, but to be quite clear: this album offers boundless fun! Once more, they are ASP to the core!

Tracks:
CD1

Sturz (Intro)
20.000 Meilen
zutiefst ...
SonaARta
Torpedos
Leviathan
Die Untiefen
Abyssus 1
BernsteinmeerengeL
Mondscheinsirenade
Sog



CD2

Logbucheintrag: 20.000 Meilen
Logbucheintrag: zutiefst ...
Logbucheintrag: SonaARta
Logbucheintrag: Torpedos
Logbucheintrag: Leviathan
Logbucheintrag: Die Untiefen
Logbucheintrag: Abyssus 1
Logbucheintrag: BernsteinmeerengeL
Logbucheintrag: Mondscheinsirenade
Epi-Log: Sog
Parole: Poesie!
I Am a Rock
Souvenir, Souvenir (Intimus-Version, live)
Reflexionen (reflected by Spielbann)

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