Transient

Donna Regina. Transient

Released by Karaoke Kalk
Kalk 111 CD - CD/LP/Digital

Release Dates
Worldwide: Feb 22, 2019
USA: Mar 01, 2019


As Donna Regina, Regina and Günther Janssen have been a fixture in the German indie pop and electronic scene ever since their first release in 1990. From 1999 on, they have released seven LPs and a slew of EPs on Karaoke Kalk. After a collection of cover versions of their songs by fellow artists and bands called »Dis Cover - Donna Regina As Recorded By« in 2015, »Transient« sees the wife and husband duo both musically and lyrically pick up where they left off with 2014’s »Holding the Mirror For Sophia Loren«. read more...

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Transient Transient
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/LP/Digital - Feb 22, 2019
Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/LP/Digital/Promo - May 16, 2014
The Decline Of Female Happiness The Decline Of Female Happiness
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/LP/Digital - Jul 23, 2010
More Remixes More Remixes
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12”/Digital - Feb 05, 2008
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by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/Digital - Nov 02, 2007
Slow Killer Slow Killer
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/LP/Digital - Oct 17, 2005
Late Late
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/LP/Digital - Sep 08, 2003
Northern Classic Northern Classic
by Donna Regina Karaoke Kalk
CD/Digital/LP - Feb 04, 2002
Star Ferry Rmx Star Ferry Rmx
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A Quiet Week In The House A Quiet Week In The House
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Donna Regina. Transient

Karaoke Kalk - Kalk 111 CD

As Donna Regina, Regina and Günther Janssen have been a fixture in the German indie pop and electronic scene ever since their first release in 1990. From 1999 on, they have released seven LPs and a slew of EPs on Karaoke Kalk. After a collection of cover versions of their songs by fellow artists and bands called »Dis Cover - Donna Regina As Recorded By« in 2015, »Transient« sees the wife and husband duo both musically and lyrically pick up where they left off with 2014’s »Holding the Mirror For Sophia Loren«. Even after 28 years and 13 full-length releases, Donna Regina still have much to say and on their first proper studio album in four years express it in more languages than ever.

Between the English-language opener »Royal Blue« and the final German track »Lass uns so tun«, Regina Janssen also explores French (»Quatre septembres«, written by Bertrand Burgalat’s lyricist Pascal Mounet), Spanish (»Mí globo de nieve«) and, newly so, Japanese (the Ayako Akashiba-penned »Melancholy Dragon«) as languages to convey complex truths with only few and simple words. Simple would be one word with which to describe the music on »Transient«, although maybe that would be a premature judgement. Even though the Janssens’ music, on this album only supported by the Danish guitarist Rolf Hansen on »Quatre septembres«, seems more minimalistic or perhaps even quieter than before, it is still brimming with details and the occasional moment of ecstasy.

»Transient« isn’t one of those records that will start slowly, peak in the middle and then fade out, but between songs like the opener »Royal Blue« and the beat-driven »Blitze« or the ambiguous up-beat track »Komm lass uns heiraten« and »Melancholy Dragon« with its elegiac synthesizer harmonies draws on the sharp contrasts in mood and style. As such, »Transient« may just be the perfect title for this album that lyrically is more at home in the entire world than ever before in Donna Regina’s history and also makes it abundantly clear that nothing, neither happiness nor sadness, will be forever. After 28 years and 13 full-length releases, Donna Regina stay in motion because the world does, too.

Cat.no.: Kalk 111 CD
Format: CD/LP/Digital

Tracklisting

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1. Royal Blue
2. Blitze
3. Quatre Septembres
4. L'art Pour L'art
5. Mí Globo De Nieve
6. Komm Lass Uns Heiraten
7. Melancholy Dragon
8. Monstrous Ball
9. My Many Options
10. Lass Uns So Tun

Release Dates:
Feb 22, 2019 (Worldwide)
Mar 01, 2019 (USA)