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Derschlaeger – “Blogs” – [Dirter Promotions]

Apollo   2/14/2011   A Library, CD

Derschlaeger features Zappi Diermaeir (of Faust) on drums and “tools,” and includes other artists on keyboard, guitar, bass, “sounds,” and voice. The album is a one-hour sound collage broken into four parts. The mix includes ambience, noise, jazz, and classical as well as German “schlager” music. Schlager is loosely translated as “hit,” and the band defines the style as “typical german popular songs mainly from the 60ies. Very easy tunes with easy lyrics.” One of the schlager tunes on the album is a German version of Petula Clark’s “Downtown” (track 1). The direction of the music changes often, and without warning, as if scanning through the dial. Much of the album has a hallucination/ David Lynch feel to it.

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