Scharlatöne is a trio -- Markus Michael Riccabona, Christian Recklies, and Robert Polsterer -- who have just released an album called Hals über Kopf, which loosely translates as "head over heels." You may remember Polsterer from a previous SoundRoots post on his Umnachter Project album. This new project sounds similar, though on this album all instrument sounds are made by the human voice alone.* While you could call it an a cappella album, it doesn't sound like any a cappella album you've ever heard (though the Hungarian group Zuboly comes close).
The band's name comes from a play on the Italian word for "talk," and their website says they aim "to tell the stories that want to kidnap naughty and cheeky music in a fine fabric texture." Take a break, dear reader, from socially conscious reggae and the real-life lyrics of refugees and immigrants, and bathe yourself in the pure, amazing sounds of the human voice.
from the album Hals über Kopf
*This is what they say, though both a band photo and a listen to the track "Lotos & Edelweiß" confirm that jaw harps enter the equation. That's only cheating a little.