Also known as the mastermind behind DavaNtage, Kay H�rtel started Supreme Court with Marcus Tischer in 1996. They delved into the more experimental and industrial sounds for their first album Enzyklop�die. This project was left inactive for some time and nine years later their second album Yell It Out was released on the Black Rain label. The band is now composed of Kay (vocals, programming, music, lyrics), Enrico Kunze (lyrics, live synths) and Sebastian Nebel lending live support on the synths.
For those familiar with DavaNtage it will be easy to enjoy and imagine the music from Supreme Court. Think along the same vocal styles but with a slightly more experimental and industrial oriented sound and you have the style from this project. They express their views about the various political and social issues of the time backed by their pounding EBM/Industrial sound. For those not familiar with either of these projects, if you enjoy music along the lines of Suicide Commando and other similar bands without the distorted vocals, then this is a band you'll want to check out.
As the band puts their focus on this project we are sure to see and hear more great things from them. Be sure to check back often for the latest from this band.
Yell It Out - Review
Being familiar with davaNtage it was interesting to pick up this album and hear it for the first time. The music was so familiar and quite remarkable. It features someting of a harder and more experimental edge that will please fans of EBM and Industrial music. Kay's familiar vocals belt out the social and political protests of the lyrics written by Enrico Kunze.
"Yell..." and "...it Out!" form the title track in two parts sandwiching between it ten powerful electronic industrial tracks. Each one is powerful in their own way, yet familiar and solid in their style for fans of dark EBM music. Such upbeat and moving tracks like "Corroded Brains" and "Satisfy My Needs" portray the socially protesting lyrics placed over the layered electronics. These protests include vocal feelings against organized religion, corrupt politics, mass media and suppression of freedom of speech. Depending on the listeners point of view these are all worthy causes to fight the injustices that occur.
Besides the powerful protesting anthems there are also some good electronic instrumentals. The first and last track are edgier pieces while "dreaming reality?" is something of an ambient piece. Each of these pieces portray Kay's talents not only with his heavy, deep vocals, but also with creating moving music.
I enjoy the music and much of the lyrics and vocals. Sometimes I feel like they're using hate to fight hate, which never works. But with these thoughtful words and powerful music the message is driven home to the listener to dwell on and ponder. In the meantime, maybe the listener shouldn't think quite so hard and just dance and enjoy the music, because that power of it all makes most of the album great for the dancefloor.