Kai Althoff
Aber Mich Macht’s Traurig
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1Telgor, - Lied entgegen der Reue 4:01
2Forerunner (Thema)3:17
3z.B. der Kampf mit dem Engel 5:46
4Jungbauern 4:04
5Brachet 4:31
6Frei, ohne Idol, - verschränkt 5:04
7Die Sonne verschlingt die Welt in Ruhe 3:43
8Leck gescheit, du Dieb (in Krankheit)3:52
9Weihe und Schau 4:32
10Mit Dir wohin! 3:45
11Janusz 5:01
12Man könnte ja Teil 1 6:38
13Man könnte ja Teil 2 2:20
14Aber mich macht's traurig 7:41
15Erhöhung aller Kinder 6:36
16Seminar 3:05
17Weil sie allein gehen kann 4:09

Aber mich macht’s traurig ("But It Makes Me Sad") is Kai Althoff’s first regular release after several records as Fanal and before with his band Workshop. The music for the double album was recorded by Kai Althoff between 2016 and 2019 with numerous instruments - including synthesizers and various flutes, guitars and African drums, rattles, cymbals, ratchets and Japanese string instruments.

"Nobody had to bear this music, neither was it thought out by anyone, played by none, nor dedicated to someone. Also, one no longer is, and therefore this utterance generates itself and is music to nobody’s ears.

Organizing the entombed power structures, paving alongside the most beautiful nettle-seamed trickle of remembered civilization on one’s own authority, which eventually gives in to its assumption; its mouth pasted (over) with the dried-up vomit of its intentions, never to open again. It carries this desparate melancholy, always ready to ridicule all of its (own) forms, to get to the bottom of all matter. Poking in the flesh of doggedly pursued gnosis with fingers, with weary despisement, deflating to crinkly tissue after life’s bloating :Oh, seriously! How could I be sad, the way they carry themselves and sing as they do that Alas, those whose fingers these are, just take those flutes and instruments! —- in liberation without the Idol, to no longer play something." A.M.