There have been many attempts to describe the music of the London band archives. But with every record the band around Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths punished all their genre archivists with lies. They never wanted to commit. However, the new album "Axiom" now has a completely new quality. The CD consists of a single long piece that leaves behind all the coordinates of pop or rock. "The last album wasn't a difficult one, but we still had all the time in the world to think about it," says Keeler. "With the new record, it was completely different. We only had a few days to record them. You couldn't make many decisions. We couldn't come up with a big concept. Music made its own way."
It all started with a movie. Many bands talk about films, but Keeler and Griffiths made it their task to tackle one themselves, with film and music being directly related. Only through the film would the music become what it is now - that was clear from the start. But behind "Axiom" was another idea, as Keeler reports: "I wanted to start with something acoustic. That's why we started by picking up bells. I've always been fascinated by bells, but when do you get the chance to work with real church bells? They are so unpredictable and cannot be manipulated as easily as Tubular Bells, for example. So we went to a church and recorded it live. But if you have that huge bell sound, you can't make a simple rock or pop album anymore. This then requires completely different parameters. And so it became an album different from anything we've done before."