Experimental, simple and yet very catchy was the review of the debut album “SECRECY THROUGH PUBLIC DISBELIEF”, released in October 2019. With the new EP “SYM”, released on 27.11.2020, still under the label “Die Diebe”, again promoted by “Bite It”, it seems as if DIE DIE BE have found themselves, evolved or simply kept searching, as far as the sound is concerned. We hear clearer structures, more complex lines, more familiar tunes.
Where to next? “We want everyone in the world to understand us and listen to our music, to be touched by us and to become more satisfied,” says Mater from DIE DIE BE. And Spirit adds: “That is exactly our field of experimentation. How are we heard as artists, as people, and above all: understood? Is it the song? The melody? The lyrics? The scandal? Or simply whether the right people can be paid?” adds Spirit.
“”Conformity Cutter” from the current EP “SYM” lends itself perfectly to becoming the anthem of the new anti-fascist movement,” says Mater. “Is today’s anti-fascism also the old anti-fascism, are we always fighting against the same ghosts? And does fighting achieve anything at all?”, Spirit puts into perspective. And Mater adds: “Everything is made of the same thing, so we are always fighting against ourselves”.
Three songs are there to be heard, twice with the singings of Mater and once with the ones of Spirit. Accordingly, the other plays drums and again the other synthesiser.
For those who sleep, dreams only come true at night, is the quintessence of the song “Night”. Spirit observes that most people are in a waking state of sleep. Constantly kept asleep by advertising, films and music. And, of course, by the internet. This – like everything else – was first sold to us as freedom and can eventually lead to total paralysis or surveillance. Spirit believes that by withdrawing from our modern world and through constant introspection, we can reach a state where we can see the world as if through the glasses of John Carpenter’s film They Live. And Mater thinks she sees the truth shining through everyone one way or another.
Does time fly or are there time flies? And what is that anyway? That time? That’s what “The Time Flies” is about. Spirit sees the idea of time quite soberly, as a unit of measurement of events. And Mater says quite coldly about it: “The clock is an old internet that nobody questions any more. In the past, every kingdom had its own clocks and units of time. Today, everyone works according to the same time. If you don’t have a clock and don’t know anything about it, then it’s impossible for you to trade with us. If you want to trade with us, then only according to our rules.” On your mark, get set, go! Beat them to death! Or let them pass … crawl over you … into you … SYM is the beginning of the upcoming album in about a year.