Lolita Terrorist Sounds, the Berlin-based avant-garde industrial sensation, has unleashed their highly awaited debut album, “St. Lola”. This groundbreaking release features collaborations with Swans’ lap-steel guitar maestro Kristof Hahn and the late avant-garde legend Bob Rutman. The album is a testament to the band’s unapologetic artistic expression and musical ingenuity. Recorded and produced in an enigmatic former secret service facility in East Berlin, the album exudes a raw energy that resonates deeply. Bandleader Maurizio Vitale’s unconventional approach, using vintage microphones and analog gear, captures the instinctive roughness of the music, giving it an authentic, unpolished edge.
The album’s lead single, ‘Mind the Gap’, is a sonic voyage bridging the cultural gap between London and Berlin. The accompanying 8mm video, reminiscent of Jean-Luc Godard’s classic filmmaking style, adds a layer of nostalgia to the track’s profound message about the human condition in the modern world. “St. Lola” is a mesmerizing odyssey, weaving narratives of marginalized characters and modern saints. Each track presents a unique story, from the empowering LGBTQ+ anthem ‘Shaved Girl’ to the heart-wrenching epistolary love story of ‘Prison Song’. ‘Red Carpet’ challenges societal ideals of success with subtle satire, while ‘Curse’ invites listeners into mystic landscapes inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights”. The album’s namesake track, ‘St. Lola’, encapsulates a poignant love story against the backdrop of a desolate Berlin bridge.
The closing track, ‘Living-in-glory’, ventures into the world of ASMR, creating a sensory immersion that induces a trance-like state through ambient textures and soothing whispers. “St. Lola” is a tour de force, pushing the boundaries of sonic exploration. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of sources, Lolita Terrorist Sounds channels the intensity of Nine Inch Nails, the avant-garde spirit of Einstürzende Neubauten, the sonic depth of Swans, the primal energy of the Stooges, and the dark poeticism of early Nick Cave. Prepare to be captivated by the raw, unapologetic artistry of Lolita Terrorist Sounds in their groundbreaking debut album, “St. Lola”. Available on all major digital platforms, this release promises to redefine the avant-garde industrial landscape.