For many aspiring new artists, fame is all about being recognized on the street. Cologne's songwriter turned stage director turned prizewinning poet PeterLicht, however, has always had a slightly different take on the matter. Even while his surprise underground hit "Sonnendeck," a sloppily produced electro-pop anthem, ran up and down the country's alt-radio stations in 2001, and as the accompanying video, although decidedly home-made, ran alongside Madonna and Eminem on MTV, nobody really had a clue who the new guy on the electro block was -- or even what he looked like. The singer left the spotlight to an animated office chair in the single's video. No photos of the artist were released, no shows played, no public appearances made. Magazines had nothing to print alongside their many praises for a new star on the rise. "I drill a hole into the present, see what comes dripping out, and turn it into something beautiful," PeterLicht once stated about his unusual approach to making music. Not unlike other German recording artists of the time, the songsmith combined old-school indie songwriting with the bleeps and clicks of electro-pop (and home production kept production costs to a minimum). But PeterLicht's main appeal surely lies in his lyrics, subversively na´ve and strangely humorous essays on politics, love, and life as we don't know it (yet).