DEAD STAR TALK

Solid State Chemicals

New album coming
on 31 May 2024

DEAD STAR TALK

DEAD STAR TALK's massive and melodic guitar-driven sound is as instantly recognisable as the band is rootless, being based in Hamburg (DE) and Copenhagen (DK), and fronted by two guitar-wielding singers. Namely Christian Buhl, born in Germany to Danish parents, raised in Brussels (BE) and settled in Hamburg (DE), and Günes Kocak, born in Turkey to Turkish parents, but fled to and eventually settled in Denmark during his early childhood. The band’s grounding comes from Copenhagen born and raised rhythm section Erik Jensen (Bass guitar) and Claus Nielsen (drums).

"Solid State Chemicals" follows in the footsteps of the band‘s debut album "Too Many Too Much", being a full 10-track album produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the legendary Grammy-winning Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen at his Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The result is the band's best work to date. Staying true to DEAD STAR TALK’s melodic, polyphonic and guitar-driven sound, while braving into new sonic territories, such as incorporating the unique psychedelic qualities of the Turkish Saz-guitar. In the words of Flemming Rasmussen himself: "Working on Solid State Chemicals really gave me a buzz, it’s still very much DEAD STAR TALK, but its more layered and complex than the previous work we’ve done. I think this album will make a lot of people realise that there is a lot more to the band, than the simple guitar rock nostalgia trip they sometimes get written off as.

The songs move effortlessly from swaggering "wall of sound"-esque shoegaze anthems to reflective and fragile ballads, while playing with a lyrical universe that takes obvious inspiration from the Pop Art movement, with its love for hiding deeper meaning behind deceptively simple, recognizable, ironic and almost mass-produced hook lines.

"Solid State Chemicals" is a testament to the band’s more melancholic, reflective and dreamy side, but also another case in point for their ability to write hooks that stay with you long after the final chord has faded out.

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Twenty
The Hurricane
Good People?
Solid State Chemicals

TRACK LISTING

Side A

A1 Twenty 

A2 The Hurricane

A3 Good People?

A4 Solid State Chemicals

A5 Forever Was Before pt. 1

Side B

B1 Generations

B2 Our Beat Is On Repeat

B3 Jealous Dream

B4 Forever Was Before pt. 2

B5 White Lies, Black Skies

Detailed information about the vinyl

Artist: DEAD STAR TALK

Album title: Solid State Chemicals

Album release: 31 May 2024

Label name: MASSIVE 92 / FACTORY 92

Label code: 98373

Composer: Christian Holl Buhl, Günes Svarre Kocak, Erik Ottar Jensen, Claus Nielsen

Writer: Christian Holl Buhl

Origin: Hamburg (DE) & Copenhagen (DK)

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Price: €19,99

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Our Timeline

23. Oct.
2023

1st single release "Twenty"

26 Jan.
2024

2nd single release "Solid State Chemicals"

8 Mar.
2024

3rd single release "The Hurricane"

19 Apr.
2024

4th single release "Good People?"

31 May
2024

Album release "Solid State Chemicals". Lead single around the album release day will be "Our Beat Is On Repeat"

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MEET THE BAND

Christian Buhl

singer, guitar

Günes Kocak

singer, guitar

Erik Jensen

bass guitar

Claus Nielsen

drums

DEAD STAR TALK with Flemming Rasmussen - the producer, while recording, mixing and mastering the album SOLID STATE CHEMICALS at his Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.