The songs of Swiss chansonnier Dagobert have always stared into deep abysses and illuminated even the most remote corners of the soul with their haunting melodies and direct words, but they have never sounded as bleak as in his new album, appropriately titled "Schwarz". Full of harps and flutes and church organs, album number six comes along and does without any kind of percussion. The adventurous arrangements make Scrooge's lyrical meditations on death and loss even more vulnerable and touching. And as well as being relentlessly introduced to the feelings and truths that honestly hurt, the new songs also embrace us with an unexpected gentleness and tenderness.
The harrowing opener "Todessehnsucht" is truly not for the faint of heart. With the first single release we are directly presented with a monolith of grief: "Todessehnsucht / Nur der Tod / Nur er lindert meine Not". We experience a gentler way of coping with pain in the following song "Dagobert Und Die Blumen", a sad tale about a bouquet of flowers that cannot fulfill its purpose. A wholly positive and touching infatuation that embraces all of life, on the other hand, awaits us in the songs "Stille Abenteuer" and "Augen Der Nacht".This content has been machine translated.