Germany’s Massiv in Mensch, known for their club hits, are back with a conceptual, new studio album on Artoffact Records, Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt, which brings more of those danceable tracks but in a more mature, polished package. The album is full of collaborations including a new track with mind.in.a.box and an introduction, sure to excite cult movie buffs, by German actor Reiner Schoene. Armed with a DeLorean and their upcoming retro-futuristic album, “nobody knows what the future will bring,” except for maybe Massiv in Mensch.
interview by Mike Kieffer and Jennifer Link
You are about to release your new album, Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt, what are your thoughts on this album compared to others and how do you think it will be received?
Daniel Logemann : I think Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt is our most mature album in all these years. You hear less experiences, less difficult structures, and more classic song elements. Furthermore, there are a lot of new sounds and guest musicians on this album who bring a lot of new facets to the known Massiv in Mensch attitude. Next thing, we have a firm goal with the combination of the songs, the album name, artwork, and band photos. So all in all, I think Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt is the best Massiv in Mensch album to hear as a whole. Sure, we hope that it will be accepted from our fans and perhaps we can convince some more people with this album.
Niemand weiss, was die Zukunft bringt is a strong album with many likeable songs, is there a song you wish the fans would fall in love with? What tracks are your favorites?
DL : My favorites are changing from time to time, and now I actually prefer songs I produced some weeks ago. But from this album my first favorites were “Transformation II” and “I Love To Hate”. Now I think “Teig Der Vernunft” is a real good track with a nice synthline. It will be great when fans fall in love with one of those tracks. There are more ballads on this album like in the beginning years. So we have a good chance.
read the full interview in the December/January 2010/2011 Issue