Friday, 17 April 2015

Synthenphall ‎– "Laut & Deutlich" (Wartungsfrei ‎– wf002) 1981

A Teutonic bedroom Depeche Mode outing for Andi Arroganti of Duotronic Synterror fame. This is a more DIY electronica angled collection,leaning further towards minimal synth pop than the proto body music of his other identities.
Not being a German speaker, it is probably an advantage not understanding the 'lyrics', a definite disadvantage listening to Depeche Mode and Yazoo crooning on about teenage love or  childishsado-masochism-isms. I've always preferred the voice as an instrument rather than a tool for vomiting out the personal irrelevances of some 'tortured' teenage soul.Leave the words to people who have something interesting to communicate, like Bob Dylan,Peter Hammil or Patrik Fitzgerald?
The German language and it's harsh strangled vocal tone, fits perfectly with regimented electronics like this.Imagine Arroganti's ,otherwise awful voice, as some kind of abstract Oboe, weaving an ugly tune into a beautiful tapestry,in a Horror as beauty kind of way?


A1Allez Dancer
A3Laut Und Deutlich
A4Die Profis
B1Travaillez Jamais
B4Auf Dem Teppich

DOWNLOAD an arroganti german's beautiful tapestry og ugliness HERE!


bill said...

Couldn't agree more, if it's not instrumental it's best to be in proper foreign. Ignorance is bliss, and always more emotive. Keep up the good work Mr Z, much appreciation and good wishes.

kingpossum said...

Belated thanks for everything you do here. Being American the mighty DorD is a doorway to a world I couldn't experience any other way.

While some of the more obvious touchstones like Throbbing Gristle made it to my ears, the vast majority of stuff here I had no way to know about. So thanks.

Though it may be something of a nostalgia trip for many of your readers, it's largely new territory for me. So thanks again.

Jonny Zchivago said...

This is one of reasons this blog exists.Most of this stuff would be forgotten without the bloggersphere.
Glad its been of assistance,long may it continue.

Alan Burns said...

Another top-notch one. Couldn't put my finger on it until this morning about what the cover art was reminding me of - it's that logo that Mute used, the little running man viewed from overhead.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yep, I don't doubt that this is the only Mute influence at large here.

Jonny Zchivago said...

That should has said 'isn't the only mure influence'!