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Merzbild Schwet
Merzbild Schwet
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars isn't that tape broken?, July 30, 2004
This review is from: Merzbild Schwet (Audio CD)
hmmm, is that tape broken? is what the uninitiated would ask on hearing track one - A dirty, slowed down, broken avant-jazz number that gets crazier the longer it goes on. All kinds of weird, wonderful and not so wonderful (some genuinely unsettling) noises pop in and out of focus, until it reaches a break; where waves, beeps, slashes and strokes collide in an eruption of abrasive sounds before that slow-motion rythym takes off again and travels to a not so logical finale - a piano solo which is rudely inturrupted time and again by what sounds like a heavy dose of monitor feedback.

The second track is just downright disturbing. With an after the apoycolypse type narrative, a screeching god knows what, piano notes stretched like a condemned mans neck and a french speaking female talking about this and that included, its mostly 20 odd minutes of arranged, deconstructed, manipulated,unarranged then slapped about a bit noises, which again pop in and out as though they each have a will of their own.

Verdict? Genius, pure unadultarated genius. With a band like NWW, people are always recommending a more accessible album to try out first which is dumb considering that most of these kind of bands music isnt really accessible at all. Anyway, what I am trying to say is - dont bother testing the water, just go straight to the deep end; as far as Nurse With Wound is concerned, better to start with either Merzbild or his debut, Chance Meeting... At least then you'll get some sort of idea what to expect, which is, of course, anything and everything!!!

Ein Produkt Der
Ein Produkt Der
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If only...., May 17, 2004
This review is from: Ein Produkt Der (Audio CD)
If only they'd kept on this course! Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of the direction they went in but IF ONLY they'd lived up to the potential showcased on this album. 22 tracks in just over half an hour sounds terrible but there is such quality contained in that half hour. Sounding like a mix of Neu!, at their most industrial-esque,and Public image, minus the vocals; Produkt Der is a one-off! Fans of industrial, electro punk will have a big fat bulge in their trousers getting to know this. It's so savage. Driving, hypnotic, electronic rock music - truly groundbreaking.Anyone who has heard Primal Scream's Exterminator will get where this album is at; think shoot/speed/kill light off that album and your getting closer( although Exterminator came 20 years after Produkt Der). Fans of Krautrock, early industrial and electro punk will dig this! An album of hypnotic, relentless, goddamn filthy electro punk for technologically inspired anarchists everywhere. Ignore all negative reviews - this album kicks serious ass!!!!

Nekropolis 2
Nekropolis 2
Price: $25.12
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very dark, strange place indeed!, May 17, 2004
This review is from: Nekropolis 2 (Audio CD)
Before we start - this is a VERY complex piece of music; it took me repeated listens to get it, but now that I've got it I can truthfully say that it is a must for anyone who appreciates the virtues of the darkest of sounds.
Nekropolis 2 comes at you like an apocolyptic riot of slashing, earth shattering noise. Like a demented cross-breed of technologically enhanced Krautrock (Amon Duul 2, Kluster and early T.D.) and early industrial ( Throbbing Gristle, S.P.K.), this is music for those of us who enjoy the night and the unanswered questions of this world. Stick with it, surrender to it's complexities, you'll be rewarded! The soundtrack that plays on the journey to hell!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Kraut Sound Experiments., May 17, 2004
This review is from: Faust (Audio CD)
This album is made up of two previously released ep's and a few unreleased tracks - the first 4 tracks are as close as Faust ever got to the motorik, proto-electro style of Neu! Intense, hypnotic and, ultimately, amazing! After that we're straight into CRAZY Faust territory - all the usual Faustian ingredients, savaged traditional - industrial noise - fairground fun - biting guitar work and oppressive, relentless drumming. As far as odds and ends collections go - you'd be lucky to find a better one than this early 70s masterclass. A true classic!!! 20 years ahead of their time, do yourself a favour and check it out!

Patchwork 1971-2002
Patchwork 1971-2002
Price: $17.10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album!!!!, May 17, 2004
This review is from: Patchwork 1971-2002 (Audio CD)
This album combines classic era Faust with new Faust and modern technology. Like the title suggests it is a patchwork - unreleased material, classic material, samples, drones, German voiceovers and newer stuff all mixed together into an amazing sonic soundscape. If you've heard Faust's classic early 70s album "The Faust Tapes" and liked it, then you are in for a treat; this album has been described as Faust tapes 2.The sheer inventivness of this piece is cause enough for repeated listening. A surreal, feedback drenched,acoustic, funky, aggressive, naive, cool listen if ever there was one. As good a place as any to become aquainted with the treasures of one of the 20th century's finest, most consistently grounbreaking music experiences. Faust have NO peers! Also, check out their latest release - a collaboration with New Jersey dark wave hip-hoppers Dalek; a bleak, industrial nightmare journey through the deepest reaches of the human psyche. Magnificent!!!

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