Five and a half years after the release of “Orphans Of The Black Sun“, MÜTTERLEIN return with a second work of Art. “Bring Down The Flags” consists of six experimental compositions whose strength lies in giving musical form to desperation, anguish, the surreal and the unsettling. Skillfully mixing Black Metal elements, doomy sounds as well as post-Punk savagery, Industrial rhythms and noisy sound collages, artist Marion Leclercq (ex-OVERMARS) crafted a sinister scream of pain, frustration and anger.
Influenced not only by these musical classics ranging from Black Metal to Cold Wave, but especially by radical female (performance) artists like NICO or DIAMANDA GALAS, “Bring Down The Flags” became an uncompromising conceptual work of Art with different layers of meaning to discover. Thus, the album is already highly praised by fans and media alike:
“If you’re in the market for individualistic music that’s dark and surrounded by dangerous nightmares-made-manifest that circle it like predators, then “Bring Down the Flags” is for you.” (Wonderbox Metal)
“MÜTTERLEIN sounds a bit like “Lingua Ignota in metal” while she is having a musical flirt with BURIAL HEX and both are listening to some krauty psychedelia from the early 70s. Confusing? Not at all!” (Veil Of Sound)
“The sound on “Bring Down The Flags” may be described as a musical wailing or an inhospitable wall of noise which addresses your primordial fears. Thus, it is fitting that MÜTTERLEIN was founded with the idea to function as a creative katharsis. But be aware, the nightmarish and oppressive second album of the French artist is nothing for an unstable mind.” (Legacy Magazine)
Listen below to “Bring Down The Flags” via Debemur Morti Productions‘ YouTube channel.
MÜTTERLEIN is the solo project of Marion Leclercq (ex-OVERMARS), composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.
Adopted in 2014, this pseudonym is a nod to the nightmarish yet fragile work of NICO, who in many ways deconstructed the unbearable myth of ‘femininity’ imposed on us. Musically, MÜTTERLEIN mixes Post-Punk savagery, Doom, Noise, Industrial and Black Metal to create a vast universe of Post-Metal experimentation.
First album, “Orphans Of The Black Sun” – released in 2016 on Sundust Records, a label co-run by Vindsval from BLUT AUS NORD – leaned towards the Post-Punk and Doom registers using minimalist, cold instrumentation to create a record organic and ritualistic as a witch-dance around a fire.
In 2020, MÜTTERLEIN responded to an invitation by the artist LIMBES (ex-BLURR THROWER) to create a mirror piece to his epic 25 minute track entitled “Vérité” (French for Truth) for a split release issued in 2021 by LADLO. The free format allowed MÜTTERLEIN to experiment even further, constructing a slow, desolate dreamscape of doom-laden Dark Ambient.
“Bring Down The Flags“, MÜTTERLEIN‘s second album, will be released in late 2021 by Debemur Morti Productions. Dark, haunting and immediate, the album incorporates more electronic sounds and blackened Industrial atmospheres to serve a more direct subject and voice.