ABOUT DIE KAMMER

TELL US WHAT'S RIGHT IN THE HOME OF THE WRONG

Die Kammer is an Indie-Folk duo formed by musicians Marcus Testory and Matthias Ambré.

They perform in different line-ups. As a duo, in a four-piece formation with cello and bass, as well as in a larger orchestral ensemble with viola, violin, cello, tuba, bass and drums.

Their songs tell bizarre and morbid stories that are characterized by melancholy, transience and death, but also of an unwavering joy and lust for life. The narratives often include fine sarcasm and subtle social criticisms, drawing from personal experiences.

These works are separated by seasons under a specific title. Die Kammer, currently in Season IV, began on October 13th 2018 under the title "Some T#ings Wrong."

MILESTONES

DISCOGRAPHY

»Season IV – Some T#ings Wrong«

19 October 2018

Where wrong is right.
13 songs - more rough, more dirty, more true.

»minimized e.p.1«

16 March 2018

Die Kammer reduced to guitar and vocals:
3 old songs, 3 cover songs, 3 new songs

»Season III – Solace in Insanity«

05 February 2016

New sounds, new instruments, new experiments
15 tracks, 60 minutes.

»Season II – Views from the Inside«

14 February 2014

The second long player. Incl. »Sinister Sister« and »Mirror«
15 tracks, 60 minutes.

»Season I – The Seeming and the Real«

15 October 2012

The very first album of Die Kammer.
12 tracks, 56 minutes of passion

»The Orphanage«

18 June 2012

The debut single. Only available as download version.

VIDEOGRAPHY

»Second Man on the Moon«

20 July 2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

»Bedroom Wars«

15.09.2018

Lyric video by Olga Bokareva, St. Petersburg

»Home«

16.04.2018

Minimized cover version of the Depeche Mode song.

»Maybe First We Die«

18.03.2018

New version of an old song by Marcus Testory and his former band 'Chamber'.

»Demon Love«

29.03.2018

Minimized cover version of a song by Matthias’ former band ASP.

»Carnival of the Peculiar«

03.01.2017

A tribute to the 80ties gothic scene and their festival in Leipzig.

»Love for Life«

28.1.2016

some atmospheric impression of the stio works on »Solace in Insanity«.

»Sinister Sister«

15.9.2014

A little eerie, spooky animation movie about the moritat of »Sinister Sister«

»Be Careful«

21.1.2014

First single of season II. A cozy session in the orignal room which was the template for the cover artwork.

»The Orphanage«

16.6.2012

The debut. Visualisation of the fairy tale »Sophie’s Quest« as a heart warming paper cut animation.

THE NAME "DIE KAMMER"



💬Louise Lunow

From Middle High German kamer, from Old High German chamara, from Latin camera (“chamber”).

The band's name "Die Kammer" is primarily an allusion to the terms "chamber music" and "chamber orchestra".

The term "Die Kammer" is also a reminiscence to Testory's former band "Chamber", which tradition of pure acoustic arrangment is continued in the Ambré/Testory project.

Finally "Die Kammer" is meant as synonym for the hideway, where the musicians finding peace for working creative and writing their songs and lyrics.

 

ARTIST IN THE CHAMBER

Marcus Testory

vocals, guitar, melodica


Matthias Ambré

guitar, vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, bass


Tabea Rotter

cello


Dennis Bergmann

bass


Oliver Himmighoffen

drums


Harold Nardelli

tuba


Matthias Raue

violin


Anne Eberlein

viola


Ingo Römling

bass, artworks


Aline Deinert

viola, violin


Dominique Schäfer

viola


Benni Cellini

cello


Linda Laukamp

cello


Veronika Münstermann

cello


Joachim Müller

tuba


Dirk Klinkhammer

tuba


Sabine Bohlmann

speaker ("Sophie")


Matthias Keller

speaker (narrator)


Erich André Steiner

barrel organ


Vassily Dück

accordion


Michael Sach

tubax


Sven Fennema

photography & artworks


Thomas Klieber

video & photography


Annie Bertram

photography


Fabian Hild

video & photography