| German Import | God is not Dead for the Birds is a great album, full of emotion, which must be recommended to every lover of genuine and sincere folk music from WOVEN HAND to CURRENT 93.
Three long years have gone by since the last album Ignis Mutat Res was released. Three years in which new ideas and cultural experiences have found their way into the music and lyrics of Lux Interna, and effected the musical professionalism of the band. God is not Dead for the Birds is a classic singer-song writer album, however the musical spectrum has been considerably widened to the benefit of the songs. Joshua Gentzke’s expressive and sonorous voice, which by its very nature carries an immanent melancholy and intensity that is hard to outdo, sweeps over the songs. His vocals – complimented by the voice of Kathryn – reach a further level of intensity, so that songs like "Aporia Waltz" or the subtly country-western influenced "Her Lily White Hands" display moments of artistry, creative force, and emotional expressiveness that are simply splendid.
God is not Dead for the Birds is held together by three short instrumental pieces, partitioning Lacuna, that provide musical spaces which Lux Interna fills with their own musical colors and arrangements. All the songs radiate warmth, security, and yet at the same time, display a peculiarly melancholic confidence, which is accented first and foremost by the virtuously played cello and violin. At times, man may sense a subtly angry undertone, which has something of the youthful and rebellious energy of Nick Cave. This unique mix of characteristics characterizes the development of Lux Interna best, as well as offering an argument for the authenticity that Joshua and Kathryn bring to their work. A great album, full of emotion, which must be recommended to every declared lover of genuine and sincere folk music!