The Plague Year

by IRKLIS

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The album "The Plague Year" is IRKLIS´ latest work of art and concept album. THE PLAGUE YEAR creates a cold, narrative atmosphere reflecting the time of the Great Plague of London (1665-1666).
2 guidelines were used to capture this horrifying atmosphere. First is Daniel Defoe´s novel ”A Journal of the Plague Year“; all lyrics being inspired by this novel. Second, is the harsh ambiance of 1980's industrial music, created by utilising equipment from that and preceding eras, analogue synthesizers and sound technology like: EMS VCS 3, ARP 2600, Doepfer A-100, Roland TR-808, Moog Source, Roland Alpha Juno, Yamaha SS30, Doepfer Vocoder, Roland Space Echo RE-201 and many more.

THE PLAGUE YEAR was mastered by Eric van Wonterghem at Prodam, Berlin. Artdesign by Luigsdesign, Düsseldorf. Distribution by Sturm, Rīga and Sleepless Records, Berlin.

sturmmandat.com/artists/irklis
www.sleepless-berlin.com/store/p104/IRKLIS_THE_PLAGUE_YEAR_.html

IRKLIS are Robin Brüning, Roman Alexander Brüning and Aleksandrs Olgerts Berzins who have been active members of the band AUDIOSCOPE since 1988. The reunion in 2003/2004 was the starting point of their new concept album, which finally led to the rebirth of the band under the new name, IRKLIS in 2014.

IRKLIS is an old latvian word for oar/helm, mostly used in a poetic or philosophical sense.

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released October 20, 2014

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IRKLIS Wuppertal, Germany

IRKLIS are Robin Brüning, Roman Alexander Brüning and Aleksandrs Olgerts Berzins who have been active members of the band AUDIOSCOPE founded in 1988 in Leichlingen (Germany). First under the name Forma Anonym, which later changed to AUDIOSCOPE. In 1992 the band consisted of four members: the members of IRKLIS and Kai Franke (who was active in the Band for long periods during the 90's). ... more

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