Pure, unadulterated – and not for German rock fans due to the”sensational” case – very attractive… Thorsten Dietrich is the lyricist, vocalist and writes itself expressive pop songs on the distinctive vocal chords. For more information see Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. And as the etatmassiger drummer for the punk rock band Nevermind he not only has a sense of rhythm – but also a sense of stylish eroticism: with “Egotrip”, his first solo album, he could land not only his hit German rock songs a la “37 Grad” due to a success – but also due to the optical effect of his CD case. It counts, so the unanimous opinion of many music critics to be the most stylish of the year. No wonder that the first edition of the long player in no time was sold out… Official site: Steve Houghtaling.
While the cover more impresses with the subtle eroticism of the Act of a woman, convinced the Musikvideoclipp to “37 Grad” by lot of wit – and his album with a wide musical range. Brachial, the title song opened the German Debut and leaves only to curb by the (undistorted) verses. With haunting intensity loud vocal content calls for the continuation of a relationship. Quieter, it goes further (“anyway”) with stylistic piano (“flame”) and synthesizers that melancholically beautiful rock formation embed in guitar, bass and drums himself and emotional peaks in the song “Broken”. You want to sing along at less than a 3-minute half ballad “Splitter”, sugary winding in the ear canals.
“A line” is like a spell and can relax by playing on the xylophone. “My time in your life” is reporting results strikingly, rises in the rollercoaster of emotions by initially quiet temper angry and finds again self-confidence and upstream in the rocking “In between desperate”. Finally the uptempo number “37 Grad” is once again itching dance, with its synth load-intro is reminiscent of the Harish hit (“narcotic”). Egotrip is a concept album.