Thursday, 9 November 2017

Mekanik Kommando ‎– "Snake Is Queen" (Wereld Rekord ‎– 1A 068-26891) 1982

No not a Magma tribute band, but a Dutch minimal synth band from you probably guessed?.....No?
I've always wanted to be in a Magma tribute band, but my concentrational abilities are notoriously shallow; time signatures what are they? what was I saying??, yeah, minimal synth......good innit?
This album is a fine example of those electronic groups who still used a real Bass guitar, like Tubeway Army......but ,horror of horrors! I detect a fretless bass on a couple of tracks? I do....but I won't hold it against them, because its a great record, full of Futurist pretensions but still retaining that naive analogue warmth of early synth units; soon to be fucked up for half adecade while we all slowly realised digital synthesis, LCD screens,multiselect menus and buttons were shit. Awful as the Rave phenomena was, at least it brought back 'Knobs' to twiddle,real time sound manipulation and that essential ingredient,warmth.


A1 Pain In Eden 4:20
A2 Attraction Of Light 4:38
A3 Passing Clouds 4:45
A4 Crow 3:53
A5 Entangled By Colours 4:01
B1 Door 4:22
B2 Thin Ice 5:04
B3 Snake Is Queen / Endless 4:32
B4 Conquer The World 4:55

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