German alternative rock band, The Intersphere, share their new single 'Antitype' along with a live session video. It's the second track taken from the new studio album, The Grand Delusion, which will be released on November 30 via Long Branch Records.
Singer and guitarist Christoph Hessler about ‘Antitype’, “[It]was one of the first songs we wrote for the new album. It forms the basis for the content, from which the overall album idea, The Grand Delusion, developed. The song describes the social powerlessness in the capitalist system, the illusion of liberal thinking in borderless growth, the physical and emotional self-exploitation, a cynical development that has long since passed the apex of social and societal utility and, historically speaking, inevitably collapses in recurrent cycles.”
The background for the album The Grand Delusion is the highly subjective question that is not only posed by Paul Watzlawick in his eponymous book, but that has now reached a completely new dimension in the madness of media coverage: How real is reality? The songs are not only concerned with thinking and acting in sociological and societal contexts, in systems, orders and interpretations of reality created by humans, but also with reflecting on oneself, introspection and the question “What foundation is my own reality based on?” Almost five years after the last release, and after personal crises and changes, The Grand Delusion is lyrically the most personal album to date from The Intersphere, but also one of the most varied, loudest and angriest.
“The production aimed at recording the four main instruments live and as close up, big and detailed as possible, and thus duplication was largely avoided. We also experimented with new open tunings and countless distortion and fuzz pedals that make the sound more distorted and dirty. But there are also a couple of opulently arranged songs that enrich the sounds of The Intersphere with new colors and facets that people have never heard from us before.”