Monday, June 3, 2019

Carnival Kid's post punk energy drink called "Magic Trick"

Magic Trick from Carnival Kid (the indie / alternative solo project of Christian Stezycki) based out of Erfurt, Germany is an effervescent piece of post punk with power pop leanings. The chords form their own back melody you can hum too while Christian's vocal melodies flow on top. The feeling is exuberant and up and the overall tone made me think of Yuck, circa 2011 when Daniel Blumberg was still in the band. I am really liking the aesthetic here.

Robb Donker


(From Carnival Kid's Facebook)

The 11th of November, eleven minutes past 11 o’clock in the morning, sees the beginning of carnival season in Germany. Many people, including myself, don’t really care about this. But the 11th of November 2009, at 9 past 11 A.M., my son saw the light of day. Children born on this day are called “Faschingskinder” in Germany - carnival kids. And since this event changed basically every aspect of my life, including my perception, writing and interpretation of music, I felt it to be a pretty perfect name for a solo project. Carnival also includes the idea of hiding behind a mask, which I am kind of doing in a linguistic sense when I am writing and singing in English (or when I’m writing this pseudo-international text). The kid-part of the name might give a hint to all the struggles you go through in your thirties, but I guess I better leave that to interpretation. And if this description made you laugh your ass off since it’s so cheesy, then that’s also some kind of carnival I suppose...

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