“The Call” is well and truly an electronic music album, its all-embracing
musical approach and its narrative process actually put it on a par with records from the prog-rock era of the 70s. Tracks like “Sergen”, “Marsch” and “The Call” showcase an energy that is both disquieting and captivating. Reverberations of electronic feedback come crashing together against the cyclical and heavy synth mechanics, contorting themselves throughout this extensive, metallic and dark sound journey
that keeps striving towards infinity.
The real true “lungful of air” on the album is, without a shadow of a doubt, “Too Hard to Breathe”, featuring KID A, who was already present on “Roller Coaster”. And yet this first album contains many other respirations, which provide the smoothest of transitions between the album’s various movements. This is when the Spitzer musical world takes on psychedelic hues, as on the intensely airy “Breaking the Waves”, the mesmerising “Sir Chester” or the electronic nursery
rhyme that is “Masbat”.
Spitzer also have their eyes firmly set on cinematic atmosphere. The western-like guitars on “Madigan” seem to answer the galloping sounds of the Wild Bunch. As for the morbid yet magical album closer “Vor”, it could turn the most angelic child’s bedroom into a rather disturbing vision.
With this first-class first chapter, the Spitzer revolution does appear to be under way. Even though the boys do not intend their music to have any political undertones, this “Call” – at once outraged and restrained – will resonate on many levels with its audience.