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the new album "The Missing" is now available!









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Photo: Thomas Neukum



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Unbelievable, we really did win the 1st price!
Thanks to Everyone who voted for us 
and of course big thanks to everyone, who made this wonderful evening possible...
That was Nice.
So, now we have the final proof, that we really make the saddest music...


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JOIN THE SPECIAL OFFERS!

first of all a little album with B-sides and cover versions as a free download:
 

second, there is a very special offer from BLANKRECORDS: 
three fantastic vinyls together for the price of 20 euro (+shipping)!

MINI POPS JUNIOR the lost weekend
SICKER MAN zu gegen
SICKER MAN vicca tantrum

just write an email to blankrecords@gmx.de and name it "special vinyl deal".


so, have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fantastic NEW YEAR!
and thank you for being who you are…


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(This Artwork contains elements of a Photo by Thomas Neukum)














about

SICKER MAN has been producing high-class song material for many years now. He tirelessly hones his sound. The frequency of his output seems to increase continuously. His creativity is boundless and over the years, Vethake has refined his songwriting in every respect. 

The arrangements are finely crafted and the production is highly impressive. Yet Vethake's actual strength lies in his melodies. For SICKER MAN, the term “hook” is most apt. 
With instinctive confidence and a minimum of notes, his melodies become hook-lines that are inevitably catchy. His songs have something classic about their character. 
  
SICKER MAN displays no fear of the grand gesture. Again and again, he swims in massive, noisy widescreen guitar sounds. But from there it is only a small step to intimate chamber music sketches. Neither one nor the other is an end in itself. Everything serves the song. In those songs, the Berliner evokes wanderlust, desire, euphoria and depression.

Over the years SICKER MAN has grown to a full band. At his side on stage are the legendary loop-artist KIKI BOHEMIA and the drummer FELIX CLASSEN and JOHANNES DÖPPING.














reviews

Sicker Man: THE MISSING






WESTZEIT Juni / 2016

Es gibt Menschen, die das Schicksal auserkoren hat, die Welt mit Lieder zu fluten. Diese Menschen können nicht anders, sie müssen Songs schreiben, arrangieren, singen. Vielleicht gibt es (bald) einen medizinischen Fachbegriff dafür (und eine ICD-Nummer). Leider sind die Patienten aber oft mehr penetrant als talentiert. Anders bei Tobias Vethake, der zwar um sein Leiden zu wissen scheint (würde er sich sonst Sicker Man nennen?), den Songschreibzwang aber regelmäßig in "gelungen" zu nennenden Platten auslebt. Auf "The Missing" (das man als Konzeptalbum zu Kafkas zunächst unter dem Namen "Der Verschollene" erschienenen Romanfragment "Amerika" verstehen muss) hebt sich das Lied aus dem Sanften zu metaphysischen (oder psychedelischen?) Orgien, durchbrochen immer wieder von schillernden Momenten purer PopSchönheit. Melodien, die in unwiderstehlichen hooklines kulminieren (ganz groß z.B. in "Well Detected Cell") und der wirkungsmächtige Kontrast von Stille und Brachialität prägen dieses Album, das durchaus Potential für mehr als einen kurzen Sommer hat.






Sicker Man: VICCA TANTRUM






Musikexpress, November 2013

Saarbrücker Zeitung, 21.11.2013
















Sicker Man: Flower my Decay 


"(...) possible references for Flower My Decay, the songs' melodic qualities and elaborate arrangements more naturally invite comparison to Coldplay, The Smashing Pumpkins, and The Beatles. Adding music boxes, strings, and electronics to the songs proved to be a wise move on Vethake's part as they extend their already melodically rich sound worlds in compelling sonic manner, too (all of the material was played by Vethake with the exception of percussion on one song by Michael Vethake and additional vocals on three songs by Kiki Bohemia). Bowed strings help render the heavy, Beatles-esque opener “Liquid Soul” memorable, while the folk-styled presentation of “Heaven's a Machine” makes it one of the disc's standouts. “Bold Morning” and “Tide” could pass for classic ballads by The Smashing Pumpkins, given how easy it would be to imagine Billy Corgan's snarl in place of Vethake's. His songwriting talents are well-documented in the title song, where hypnotic melodies exude a sadness that's amplified by lyrics like “I will be found way underground / Where you can never hear me,” and in his ability to repeatedly elevate the album with strong hooks. It's an eclectic and rewarding collection that ranges from the noisy ramshackle shuffle of “Useless Ticks” and the cryptic balladry of the title track to the dark electro-funk of “Lazy Bone.” Put simply, Flower My Decay is the relatively rare example of a recording that exceeds expectations rather than falls short of them.

TEXTURA / September 2012





releases

SICKER MAN
the missing
blankrecords




SICKER MAN
vicca tantrum
blankrecords




SERENGETI
saal
graveface records






old garden
blankrecords / broken silence





zu gegen
blankrecords / broken silence




flower my decay
blankrecords / broken silence





nowhere enterprise
blankrecords / broken silence





theatre works
blankrecords / broken silence 2010



the subtle life
blankrecords / brokensilence 2005
 buy CD 
The second album by Sicker Man is a perfect meeting of ambient and
pop. The same delicate exchange between atmosphere and textures
we heard on his debut, Duive Moro, combine with vocals, beats and
broken rhyrhms that closer resemble unhealthy machinery than
imitation drums.






duive moro
blankrecord / broken silence 2003

Full of cellos and acoustic guitars, Sicker Man`s debut album is dreamy
and romantic- It is the ultimate melancholy soundtrack to a moonlit winter`s night.









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