Anderswelt

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Anderswelt
Anderswelt.jpg
Studio album by Schandmaul
Released April 4, 2008
Recorded October 2007 to January 2008 at HOFA-Studios,
Turnstyle Studio
Genre Medieval folk rock, Medieval metal
Length 51:58
Language German
Label F.A.M.E. Recordings
Producer Thomas Heimann-Trosien
Schandmaul chronology
Mit Leib und Seele
(2006)Mit Leib und Seele2006
Anderswelt
(2008)
Sinnfonie
(2009)Sinnfonie2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sonic Seducer favourable[1]
Stormbringer 5/5 stars[2]

Anderswelt is the sixth album released by the German Medieval folk rock band Schandmaul on April 4, 2008. It was recorded from October 2007 to January 2007 at Turnstyle Studio, Berlin, and the HOFA Studios in Karlsdorf and was produced by Thomas Heimann-Trosien. The album contains 14 tracks, including an instrumental, "Fiddlefolkpunk". Thematically, the album focusses on creatures of mythology like sirens ("Sirenen"), werewolves ("Wolfsmensch") and spirits (as in "Stunde des Lichts"). The track "Drei Lieder" (Three Songs) tells of a young bard who participates in a singers' competition to take revenge on the prince who once destroyed his native village and killed his only brother. "Die Königin" (The Queen) is about a bewitched woman who was once good-natured but has been turned into a dragon. The track "Anderswelt"(Other-world) deals with mysterious sightings of figures from the Other-world who were spotted near a Celtic shrine.

Reception[edit]

The album remained in the German Longplay Charts for fifteen weeks, peaking at #8,[3] in the Austrian charts for 3 weeks, peaking at #43[4] and in the Swiss charts for 2 weeks, peaking at #44.[4] The Austrian webzine Stormbringer lauded the album's diversity and balance and rated it five stars out of five.[2] The German Sonic Seducer magazine wrote that the general tone of Anderswelt was more positive and brighter than that of Schandmaul's prior album Mit Leib und Seele.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Schandmaul.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Frei" Birgit Muggenthaler 4:07
2. "Krieger" Thomas Lindner 3:50
3. "Anderswelt" Lindner 4:05
4. "Königin" Lindner 4:06
5. "Zweite Seele" Muggenthaler 3:39
6. "Die Braut" Muggenthaler 4:51
7. "Missgeschick" Lindner 3:26
8. "Sirenen" Muggenthaler 4:08
9. "Stunde des Lichts" Anna Kränzlein 3:47
10. "Fiddlefolkpunk" (instrumental)   1:49
11. "Augen auf!" Kränzlein 3:25
12. "Wolfsmensch" Lindner 3:20
13. "Drei Lieder" Lindner 4:06
14. "Prinzessin" Kränzlein 3:29
Total length: 51:58

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Guest musicians
  • Benni Cellini of Letzte Instanz appears as guest musician on cello on tracks "Krieger", "Königin", "Die Braut", "Augen auf!" and "Prinzessin".
Production
  • Thomas Heiman-Trosien – mixing, mastering
  • Thomas von Kummant – titel and booklet illustrations
  • Volker Beushausen – photography
  • Thomas Bürgerle – artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Siemen, Sven (2008). "Schandmaul – Anderswelt". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 5. Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b Sagheb, Farah (15 May 2008). "Schandmaul - Anderswelt". Stormbringer. The Austrian Heavyzine (in German). 
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung - Schandmaul - Anderswelt". musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Schandmaul – Anderswelt (Album)". austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 2010-05-24.