The title alone suggests it: The new album by Strom & Wasser also reflects current events. After all, the head of the band, Heinz Ratz, has for many years been one of the most politically alert and consistent artists in the republic.
"Although I went to work in a good mood, the lyrics became very dense. They capture a gloom that I perceive as a prevailing mood," explains the well-traveled author and ornery "radical poet." An underlying motif that has long driven Heinz Ratz is the "unkindness and hardening of society," coupled with concern for the future of the next generation. The demand for a more social and considerate way of dealing with one another also pervades Blossom of Idiocy.
"Some things you see anew in details over the years and find different answers to old questions," says Heinz Ratz, "but of course many things move me over a long period of time as long as they don't change."