Lost Feeling
In Your Heart

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A Place To Bury Strangers

When we get in touch with bands that are producing a sound that is heavily based on electric equipment, we try to avoid the image of our sessions being solely about the acoustic street busking thing. So upon setting up a recording with the Brooklyn-based band A Place To Bury Strangers, whose sound has been described as “total sonic annihilation” on their myspace site, we are quite aware of the challenge. Before the band’s manager noticed that we always offer portable amps for anything non-acoustic, he was like, “The band cannot play acoustic. They must plug in… Did you think they would play acoustic?” No, we did not think so, but guess what came out: APTBS singer and guitarist Oliver Ackermann wanted to do an acoustic solo performance then! In a gloomy setting on some nearby market (with most of the shops already shut down and only some lights left from the restaurants and a dance studio) snuffy Oliver sits on the wettish concrete to perform “Lost Feeling” and proves to be a powerful guitar player also when it’s unplugged. He then walks across the dark square, playing the fabulously rough-sounding “In Your Heart”. Quite an interesting take on a band, that has been given the title of “the most ear-shatteringly loud garage/shoegaze band you’ll ever hear” by The Washington Post.


  • Posted: July 25, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner