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    Belastungsprobe – “Platzdruck 90 ATU ” – [Play Loud]

    Another slice of magic madness from this unknown German no-wave godlike
    project. At times you get fuzz-grind guitars, oblique synthi, reverb
    tripped out vocals…and then there’s the oompah country number replete
    with yee-hoos on “Politikertanz.” Most bands don’t pump out this much
    variety in a decade, much less in a 7″ record! Sorta roadhouse punk
    meets arthouse new wave? Avant garage indeed, with your garage parked
    in 1981. Robot hypnosis on “Randerscheinung” is still ahead of the hit
    curve, but really everything on here is top-notch…seems like a classic
    example of the power of a band focused on making things interesting for
    themselves and thus coming up with something enchanting. Great use of
    angular melodies, has that Messthetics knack for sneaky syncopation
    where you wouldn’t expect things to be kinda catchy. Fred is Dead?
    …man, Fred Wasn’t Even Born… This is a release that deftly defies
    categorization…and time…and those who won’t play it. Superb!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 7, 2006 at 11:12 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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