unexpectedly announced that he didn't want to play live any more and that the tour in late summer 2011 would mark his final sendoff from the stage. With their album 'Anleitung zum Totsein' in the bag,
embarked on a two and a half week journey through Germany and Austria for that final tour, culminating in a breathtaking concert in the Matrix in Bochum: that legendary club in which
had already enjoyed huge success at the beginning of their career, and at which the Ruhr Valley audience proved themselves, as always, to be particularly passionate.
That last concert is available as a brilliant double album, which apart from countless memorable musical moments, also offers the highest measure of quality as regards equipment, length and production - something which is only to be expected of Samsas Traum
'Unbeugsam - Unberechenbar - Unsterblich' contains two bulging CDs which contain not only the big Samsas Traum
hits such as 'Für Immer', 'Stromausfall im Herzspital', 'Die Zärtlichkeit der Verdammten', 'Heiliges Herz' and 'Mr Misanthropia': the strongest songs from 'Anleitung zum Totsein' are also represented on the album. All are interweaved with those typical, extremely entertaining and almost cabaret-like announcements from Alexander Kaschte
which are so loved by the fans, and which suggest a congenial measure of humour behind the facade of biting sarcasm.
The 19 songs blow out of the speakers like a storm, but no wonder, as they were mixed with great diligence and dedication in the renowned Proton Recording Studio in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany. Despite crystal clear production, the album loses not a single second of the inimitable live atmosphere which Samsas Traum
have been able to generate since the year dot. Whoever hears 'Unbeugsam - Unberechenbar - Unsterblich' is once more standing in the audience, experiencing the excitement and feeling the rhythm - and how the time flies.
The elegantly designed 8-panel digipak comes in a high-quality matt finish and in addition to the CDs contains a comprehensive booklet with lots of information, photos and sleevenotes and additionally, a double-sided poster with pictures of Alexander Kaschte
which show him just as he would like to be remembered: awe-inspiring, passionate, immersed in his songs - and totally sweaty, tousled and completely rocked out. Amen!