Marcus Maeders tenth publication on domizil records deals with the motif of twilight. It occurs at the beginning and at the end of a day – and of human cultures as well: Nietzsche, in his “Twilight of the Idols”, referred to the idols of his time, whose downfall he saw coming up. Twilight is a period of transition; it occurs cyclically and therefore offers an analogy to times of social change. With crepuscule, Marcus Maeder tries to capture this Zeitgeist and reflect it musically. The emotional confrontation with an incipient farewell to traditional economic, ecological and social models – and yet unknown new beginnings; death and birth. Differently modeled cycles constitute the themes and moods that appear in the twelve movements. Central to the composer’s work is the idea of cyclical renewal in the becoming of all life, the variation that is hidden in every cycle that appears to be the same, as manifested in evolutionary and natural processes. Maeder is inspired here by the concept of the Eternal Return – a thought of Nietzsche, whose core idea – the self-conquest of man – is quoted in the title of the first track: “And this secret spoke life herself onto me: ‘Behold’, said she, ‘I am that which must ever surpass itself.’ (Nietzsche, Thus spoke Zarathustra)
The release is available online and as a cassette edition on bandcamp.