What is the saddest truth about musicians

Band earth furniture"When music is good, you experience truth"

The band's debut album was released in 1996 and is now a guest at Corso Talk: Erdmöbel - founded in Münster in 1993, then moved over to Cologne at some point. And their albums are always grandiose collections of stories or concepts. For example, you have translated international number 1 hits into German and reinterpreted them: From "What's New, Pussycat?" became "What's up, Muschikatz?", or from "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" "Pale Than Just Pale".

Obama on the cover

The new Erdmöbel album "Notes on Use" does not follow any external framework, no concept - but again contains so many ideas as to what topics or aesthetics can be negotiated in pop - and that starts with the cover.

We had the opportunity to meet with singer Markus Berges and bassist as well as producer Ekki Maas for a Corso talk - and first had to ask about this cover: It adorns the first photo of Barack Obama after his first inauguration as US President.

Sad figure with a hopeful look

"It's a very colorful figure who stands for something for everyone," said Ekki Maas. Without Donald Trump, the band would not have come up with this idea, added Markus Berges. Obama is a sad figure from yesterday. "And now this sad figure from yesterday is on our cover with a very hopeful look."

You can access the conversation as audio-on-demand for at least six months after the broadcast.