Popband message: Fainting sounds great
The debut album of Botschaft is smarter than German pop music allows.
Principles of Philosophy of Law by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is something of a love poem. At least for Malte Thran, who runs the band Botschaft since 2016. In addition to his role as a guitarist and singer, Thran is a professor of social and cultural policy. As such, he occupies a chair in Merseburg, and when he commutes the 200 kilometers between the East German College and his hometown of Berlin, he apparently not only reads Hegel, but also hears pop music of the bastard sort: Prefab Sprout, The Smiths, The Go-Betweens ,