LIEBE is Rue Oberkampf’s long-awaited second LP. The album can be seen as a reflection on
the last two years – what we’ve lost, what we’re longing for. Singer Julia de Jouy mourns the
loss of club culture and life’s ecstatic moments in general, blending English/French spoken
words with unexpected melodic vocals. The diversity of all those kinds of missing “LIEBE”
(love) matches Rue Oberkampf’s sounds, moving back and forth between 90s EBM- and
techno-fused stompers to surprisingly gothy synth pop and darkwave tracks.
Rue Oberkampf, which is DJ/producer team Julia de Jouy, Oliver Maier and Damien De-Vir,
have their roots in early industrial, techno and goth music and are always forging a bridge
between different electronic subcultures.
In combination with the on-point mixing by Daniel Hallhuber (Young and Cold Records),
LIEBE creates a heavy, but crystal clear sound.
LIEBE is mastered by industrial artist Eric van Wonterghem (Absolute Body Control, Monolith,
Klinik), whose style is a perfect match to Rue Oberkampf since their first release in 2018.
With her album artwork, Merchbabe (Kinnat Sóley) created the perfect visual twin for LIEBE.
Based on a photography by Silvie Tillard and combined with a lettering by tattoo artist Ehidne
Slime, the design confuses the observer with an eerie uncanny valley effect that reminds them
of 90s punk and techno aesthetics