Erlkönig

by 表情銀行

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The title of 16mins’ first record, Erlkönig (Elf King), comes from a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A father holds his feverish son close while urging his horse faster and faster through a dark forest towards safety. The Elf King tries incessantly to lure the child away from his father into the woods, and the child screams out in fits of protest. As the poem ends, he dies in his father’s arms.

Even though “Erlkönig” is often translated as “Elf King,” the poem’s original text does not imply such a sinister meaning. In the mind of the seriously ill child, the Erlkönig appears as a mysterious, alluring entity in a secluded and peaceful forest. Like a cloud of smoke, it is indescribable and shapeless. In the same way, 16mins’ style is hard to define. It's better to just have a listen for yourself.

credits

released July 21, 2015

Sindy 焦思雨: vocals, drums
Robin 刘人友: guitar
Kalimero 通知通: bass, keyboard

Distributed by Stallion Era, Beijing (xiami.com/l/stallionera)

Mixed by Kalimero
Mastered by Kai Blankenberg (skyline-tonfabrik.de)
Album art by Moki Mioki (mioke.de)

For a physical copy, please visit Taobao (item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z1s.6659513.0.0.Jql6gn&id=520610783900)

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表情銀行 Beijing, China

16Mins (16分鐘) is a rock band based in Beijing, the music capital of China. The members of 16Mins are not afraid of experimentation and reinvention to best present their music with conviction and sincerity.

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