At first sight, the wheelhouses of Inéz Schaefer and Demian Kappenstein hardly seem to match: He immerses himself in crafting organic beats, recorded on drums and enhanced with delicate effects. She is an utterly unique kind of singer, channeling vocals and piano into surreal elegies that sound as though refracted through a prism. But when you listen closely, the songs they produce together as Ätna are imbued with an incomprehensible magic that defies all conventions, singular in style and execution.
Songs such as “Ruining my Brain” and “Come to Me” seamlessly blend art pop, futuristic indietronica, lush rhythms, and glorious vocals, evoking a longing that speaks of wanderlust – and cause goosebumps without fail. There is no doubt about it: Their debut Made By Desire marks a new chapter in German pop history.