206 is a band from Germany, and when you run their Facebook bio through an online translator, the first sentence reads: “Very sometimes rarely, one has the feeling its whole life for a kind music to have waited - and then she is and leaves untouched one breathlessly in furniture.” That’s an accidental poem filled with mystery. Let’s all think about this a bit longer.
In 206’s current formation, Timm Volker is the group’s only original member. Backed by bassist Leif Ziemann and drummer Florian Funke, the past two years have seen the band through a shit ton of changes that have morphed them into what they are now, a solid rock outfit blasting forth in German. If you don’t speak German, too bad—that’s the language they speak and it’s not their fault you decided to take French in college like some kind of dorkus.
Republik der Heiserkeit, the band’s debut album, came out in 2011, and they’re already working on new material for the follow-up.
To draw inspiration from more poorly translated Facebook info, let’s end with the last sentence of their bio, translated: “As all this accuses, analyzed with scarce words turning up realistic pictures paints in black and stages of grey and one always nods, because that is everything like that TRUE.”
Kalaakaar Ki Jaankaari
Timm Voelker, Leif Ziemann, Florian Funke