The song “Energie” is based on a personal fascination for power plants, which Sascha Giacomuzzi has felt and inspired since childhood.
His South Tyrolean home had many power plants, reservoirs and dams built in the first half of the 20th century. Villages had been sunk, disasters had happened and entire valleys had been washed away, but the unswerving belief in progress and the boundless hunger for energy were unstoppable. The production of energy through technology and knowledge is the central point of the song.
“Energy” is a title belonging to the Industrial / EBM genre which is why the song is more of a variant of the usual synthpop / futurepop / darkwave direction of Beat Noir Deluxe.
Elements and sounds of an industrial environment are evoked, the German lyrics contain semantic paradoxes (“the turbine is running – “the connection is made” – “the machine is running”, etc.) and is therefore particularly attractive.
The track was produced, mixed and mastered by Krischan Wesenberg (Rotersand) at his Studio600 in Gelsenkirchen. Fittingly, a photo of the Scholven power plant near Gelsenkirchen was chosen for the cover of the single.
Label: Echozone | Genre: Alternative Synthpop | Format: Single.