“Unten” is the fourth release by Die Regierung and, with its uniformity and variation, in conjunction with musical maturity, it surpasses any initial ambitious expectations. Herman Herrman (Lassie Singers) and Chris von Rautenkranz’s (Blumfeld) clear-cut production enhances the unique, very tangible charisma of this record that can best be described as neofolk and new German singer/songwriter rock.
“Unten” hits the listener straight in the ear and heart, like on the new version of Corinna, for example, with its matchless lyrics: “He, Corinna, was ist das für ein Leben? Wir kriechen im Staub und wir schlafen
im Regen …” (“Hey, Corinna, what kind of life is this? We crawl around in the dust and sleep in the rain….”)
Security in insecurity, clear-headedness in dreaminess, love in sorrow.
Personal, romantic realistic rock music with German lyrics and an idiom of its own. That is what some highbrow newspaper would probably write in its review. We voted for this Regierung (which equates to “The Government” in English). A classic!