the idea of producing a concept album about chess arose in the
summer of 2005 when boris may started cultivating an interest in the
game to find a way to overcome his growing mental laziness. maurizio
blanco also liked the idea of turning chess into a musical concept.
chessboards and relevant literature were aquired so as to get into to
the spirit of the game. originally, the title of this album was planned
to be "mindchess". later on, it was transformed into 'math & emotion'
because this title reflects the way klangstabil learned how to play the
the first impression to the expectant listener might be undiluted dark
electro-based pop, but this isn't an inaccurate evaluation, as they call it 'klangpop'. massive synth surfaces, pulsing sequencer patterns and intense vocals intertwined with precise computerized drum beats add
up to memorable tunes. on closer examination oblique details become
visible: elaborated rhythmical work, hidden sound fragments and the
specific tension klangstabil are well-known for - all aided by significant lyrics in german, english and italian.
||Math & Emotion - The square root of one
||Perdere per vincere (The italian opening)
||Love has too much audience
||Hanham vs. Steinitz
||Good night kingdom