Friday, 10 November 2017

Mekanik Kommando ‎– "It Would Be Quiet In The Woods If Only A Few Birds Sing" (Torso) 1981


There are many myths that circulate throughout the pubs,bars and cafés of the world. One is that there was a character called Seaman Staines in 'Captain Pugwash'*, another is that Captain Kirk actually said 'Beam me up Scotty', and the biggest one is, that No Birds sing at Auschwitz. Which is partially true because there are very few trees at Auschwitz! There is ,however, plenty of birdsong; just not as much as there would be if there were somewhere for them to roost.
Another psychological effect of birdsong in an otherwise quiet environment is that it accentuates the silence.Silence in itself is often noisier than a wood full of birdies warbling; so my point is, that the album title is in fact quite an accurate observation. Silence for me, is far noisier than this home recorded minimal synth classic by Dutch electronic post-punkers, and not a Magma tribute band at all, Mekanik Kommando.

(*There was a character called Master Mate,commonly thought to be Master Bates...titter titter titter.)

Nevertheless, here's a fine example of naughty adult innuendos on kids Tv with this charming episode of 'Rainbow' by clicking here!

Tracklist:

Birds 4:57
Microbes 3:07
Plants 2:40
Vortex 2:56
Replay 3:34
White Soldier 3:22
Money For Pleasure 2:16
Icefield 4:06
Japanese Eyes 2:52
Dress Grey 2:46
On Snack 2:30


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