Afrikaans electro rap band Bittereinder have announced the release of their second album, "Die Dinkdansmasjien", in November 2012. It will feature a host of new collaborators and is layered lyrical depth laced over hard, stirring, beautiful beats.
The album, which is already available in stores, will be launched at Arcade Empire in Pretoria on Saturday, 17 November.
Disillusionment, instant gratification, language as the substance of thought, storytelling, the unique Bittereinder characteristic of conscious lyrics over hard beats, lightning, arcade fire and old Afrikaans poets like Jan FE Celliers are only a few of the things Bittereinder drew inspiration from for this album. The album took two years to finish and was recorded at Sleeproom Studio, Pretoria.
"Die Dinkdansmasjien" features collaborations with the likes of: Magdalene Minnaar, Shane Durrant (Desmond & The Tutus), Chris Chameleon, Tim Beumers (NL), Hunter Kennedy, HemelBesem, Toast Coetzer (Buckfever Underground) and many more.
"From a lyrical/flow/delivery point of view I've definitely 'upped my game', thought longer and harder about what I wanted to say and how. We can clearly hear our own growth as writers and producers when we listen to the first album now," said Jaco van der Merwe.