Ministry of Wolves is one of those happy encounters that should happen much more often in the rock scene. Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten, former Bad Seed Mick Harvey, Botanica and Firewater keyboardist Paul Wallfish and Danielle di Piciotto of Crime And The City Solution have founded a joint project in which they set the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to music. Not again, one might first proclaim in view of the many Grimm rapes that currently flicker across the cinema screens. But Ministry Of Wolves didn't just put in a lot of effort, they also put themselves into the surreal mood of the fairy tales with their modern adaptations. Since all four members not only contribute their musical visions, but also alternate on the microphone, their songs are really as varied as a fairy tale book. One can only hope that this band won't stop at one project, but will meet again very quickly in the fairytale forest to record a second collection of wonderful songs.
Top track: Rumpelstilzkin