11th album in Rantanplan’s 21 years lasting band history! 21 years of Rantanplan. Starting out as a powerfully driving pressure valve to release the inner rage of young twenty-somethings, three friends from Hamburg took the risk of doing something totally different: threshing yet melodic ska punk with German-language lyrics. So basically Rantanplan have got it down to a tee: songs between hotheadedness and serenity, fighting dog and goofball, callousness and warm-heartedness. Rantanplan have hit the bull’s eye with “Licht und Schatten” because it shows that even a genre like ska, which supposedly aims primarily at a young audience, can mature, grow and ground itself.