Originally intended to be an entirely different album, KREIDLER had already completed a new Album just prior to recording European Song. Then came the brutal shock of the US election and Suddenly KREIDLER’S previously intended new album felt wrong for this universe. The decision was made to make a NEW new record. Right away.
Listening to KREIDLER’S European Song, the validity of the approach is apparent from the very first bars. There is an immediacy to these songs, an alertness, and a readiness for action. The album title refers to the history of a continent that has previously surpassed all others in self-destruction. The apocalyptic mood of all five pieces on this album is not meant as a warning – this is an alarm. This is music for empathy in dangerous times. This is music for resistance to fascism. This is music for fighting – not with fists or with weapons, nor with lies and oppression – but with ideas and imagination, with love and determination. For Today. And for a better tomorrow.