“Here every smile is melancholy and behind every punch line lurks the tragic abyss”, writes the Spex about Farnschiffe, the debut album by Dietmar Dath and his Kammerflimmer Kollektief. The busy author and the Karlsruhe improvisation-meets-electro combo return to the studio as “The Schwarzenbach” to frame Dath’s social-critical poetry in a pop-music context. Nicht sterben. Aufpassen mixes jazz with rock and untamed impudence. Featuring both sad and beautiful love songs, as well as crazy-tough “countersongs”.