THE HIRSCH EFFEKT share their new single / video ‘Torka’, the third track from the band’s 5th studio album Kollaps, out 8th May 2020 via Long Branch Records.

Listen / watch ‘Torka’ here:

THE HIRSCH EFFEKT comment: “‘Torka’ is another composition that was written by Ilja solely. Except for the drums and one guitar double part, all instruments were played by Ilja. The song’s root can be found in the Industrial-like electronic bass figure that is first introduced in the intro and later picked up by the bass guitar and even later by the guitars and drums. The ending is nothing less than a reprise of the interlude ‘Moment’, just as a band (instead of a strings) arrangement. The lyrics of the song tell a fictional story that is settled on the Easter Island and deals with the extinction of its inhabitants. The same story is later continued on the album’s title track ‘Kollaps’. ‘Torka’ is one of the more melancholic songs on the album.”

Kollaps follows the highly successful Eskapist album, which charted at #21 in Germany. Kollaps encounters everyday madness with elaborate counterpoints and ludicrous lyric lines. The band tackle current social issues with a focus on the debate around the “Fridays For Future” movement.

‘Torka and previous single s ‘Bilen‘ and ‘Noja‘ are now available to stream and download on all digital platforms.

Kollaps will be available as Box-Set, CD/LP+T-Shirt Bundle, CD, 2LP, stream and download. Pre-order the album here


Moritz Schmidt (Drums)
Nils Wittrock (Guitar, Vocals)
Ilja John Lappin (Bass, Vocals)

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