Album Review: Irrlichter by Alwa Glebe

Album Name: Irrlichter
Artist: Alwa Glebe
Year/Label: 2006 / Independent

[Buy at Cuptose Records ]

Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
a Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Alwa Glebe has had a long and distinguished career before arriving at this album. She sings with a commanding presence in her native German. The music is sparse and eerie and her voice has a tangible sadness to it.

“Wahnsinn” has an eighties flavored beat that supports her lament.

“An der Bruche Stand” is curiously like a song by Grace Jones, all-feral poise and languid beats.

“Komm mit mir” is a trance-like dream of a song. Glebe’s dark vamping is heard to its greatest effect.

“Nichts ist Mehr wie es war” is seductively paced. This is a brave and lovely album.

Posted on March 29, 2006

Track Listing
1. Irrlichter
2. Wahnsinn
3. An der brucke stand
4. Im Schmertz
5. Was ware wenn
6. Komm mit mir
7. Nichts ist mer wie es war
8. Nie mehr zuruck
9. Ich Weiss

[Alwa Glebe Official Site]

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