SCHWUND: Dieezer Tübe 2: CS

Mar 19, 2024

I proclaim this to be relatively primitive synthesizer music that sounds like a darker version of the Silicon Teens (although I suppose, by definition, “a darker version of the Silicon Teens” would be The Normal, since both “bands” were essentially the same one guy). My limited grasp of German, coupled with the comedic cumbersomeness that der language often presents to non-speakers, renders me a bit unable to parse the tone of what’s going on lyrically—I’m not sure if they’re singing about the tragic life and heartbreaking death of a non-cisgendered sex worker in Berlin, or about two droids walking into a bar and ordering shots of transmission fluid. I wish they sang a few songs about potatoes. I know that word and could thereby get my bearings. On the whole, the cassette is actually pretty enjoyable, although it would be a bit of a stretch to say this was what I felt like listening to today. BEST SONG: “Auf der Kippe.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Muskelprotz.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The packaging features a two-ply J-card, with a translucent outer plastic layer over a standard paper sleeve. Another miracle of German engineering! –Rev. Nørb (Phantom)

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