The beloved German synthpop band Beborn Beton will make their long-awaited return in 2022, according to their record label, Dependent Records.
It’s been nearly seven years since we last heard from Beborn Beton, but new music will arrive in the first half of 2022. All we know so far is that their next album will be called Darkness Falls Again. It will be their seventh studio album.
Beborn Beton has been working on the album for quite some time. Early this year, frontman Stefan Netschio posted an update on Facebook that said:
This pandemic has been a set-back for us because our MO still requires human face-to-face interaction. Like back in the days when people came together in a studio and worked together on a project. Surely, a lot can be done and figured out online. But video calls hardly convey that magic that happens when creative minds share a room.
And believe it or not, in my mind this album is indeed magical. The last record was great, but with this one all people involved contributed their best to a work of art that is going to take Beborn Beton a step further.
Darkness Falls Again will be the follow-up to Beborn Beton’s 2015 album, A Worthy Compensation, one of the year’s standout releases and the best-reviewed album of their career. A Worthy Compensation contains a number of extraordinary songs, including the popular track “24/7 Mystery” as well as the singles “Daisy Cutter” and “She Cried.”
Beborn Beton was founded in 1989 by Netschio and musicians Till Tillmann and Michael B Wagner. They first caught my attention in the late-90s with their best-known song, “Another World,” which was played often at the clubs I went to around that time.
“Another World” was part of a wave of late-90s synthpop hits that included Iris’s “Annie Would I Lie to You” and Wolfsheim’s “Once in a Lifetime.” The trio of songs marked a rebirth of sorts for dark synthpop. Wolfsheim of course imploded in 2005, and Iris just split last month, which makes Beborn Beton one of the last bands standing from that era.