- 4-panel digipak CD
LIEBE is RUE OBERKAMPF’s long-awaited second album. The album can be seen as a reflection on the last two years – what we’ve lost, what we’re longing for. Singer Julia de Jouy mourns the loss of club culture and life’s ecstatic moments in general, blending English/French spoken words with unexpected melodic vocals. The diversity of all those kinds of missing LIEBE (love) matches RUE OBERKAMPF's sounds, moving back and forth between 90s EBM- and techno-fused stompers to surprisingly gothy synth pop and darkwave tracks.
RUE OBERKAMPF, which is DJ/producer team Julia de Jouy, Oliver Maier and Damien De-Vir, have their roots in early industrial, techno and goth music and are always forging a bridge between different electronic subcultures. In combination with the on-point mixing by Daniel Hallhuber (Young and Cold Records), LIEBE creates a heavy, but crystal clear sound. LIEBE is mastered by industrial artist Eric van Wonterghem (ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL, MONOLITH, KLINIK), whose style is a perfect match to RUE OBERKAMPF since their first release in 2018.
With her album artwork, Merchbabe (Kinnat Sóley) created the perfect visual twin for LIEBE. Based on a photography by Silvie Tillard and combined with a lettering by tattoo artist Ehidne Slime, the design confuses the observer with an eerie uncanny valley effect that reminds them of 90s punk and techno aesthetics