released 11 July 2013
Chris - guitar, vocals
Jano - drums, percussion
Yannig - bass, vocals, melodica
Stella - Lead vocals on No Change Will Come
Berk - Guest vocals on Choking On Your Fumes
Christopher, Jano, Hannes, Marlin, Benni, Stella, Hinne
Recorded at Institut fur Wohlklangforschung, Hannover and Sonnenstudio, Hamburg between November 2012 and January 2013.
Mixed and Mastered at Institut fur Wohlklangforschung, Hannover by Willi Dammeier.
Artwork by Mario: crexmaniak.blogspot.com
'Libertalia' is the name of a legendary anarchistic society, allegedly founded by ex-pirates in the Indian Ocean in the late 17th century. The legend goes that the inhabitants refused to work under capitalist laws any longer, reinstated the medieval commons, liberated people from the European slave trade vessels, and worked towards gender equality. While it is unlikely that Libertalia ever really existed, the utopian vision itself is a strong example of resistance. It proves that even in the darkest of times, when the colonial war on Africa and the Americas was at it's peak, leading to mass genocide in the name of market trade, some voices promoted the idea of an alternative social model, free of class-, race- or gender-related oppression.
We chose the title to remind us that anti-capitalist struggles were a part of peoples history ever since market trade started developing. Sometimes a link to the past can be a step into the future.