tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd review

27/01/2015 : POPULARE MECHANIK - Kollektion 03 Compiled By Holger Hiller:

POPULARE MECHANIK

Kollektion 03 Compiled By Holger Hiller:

MusicCD
ExperimentalPost Punk

[70/100]   

Sky Records
27/01/2015, Paul PLEDGER

Disenchanted with prog, rock and adult music in general, German musician experimentalist Wolfgang Seidel founded his Populare Mechanik out of the mouths of both punk and free-jazz. Kollektion 03 gathers up some key moments from Seidel's career, inspired by the works of Devo, XTC and cerebral thinkers and appreciated by the likes of its curator - in this case, Palais Schaumburg's vocal luminary Holger Hiller, himself no stranger to free-thinking art.

With little in the way of rehearsals or tedious compositional techniques, much of Populare Mechanik's work is rooted in spontaneity and exploration as demonstrated by the opening pair of tracks on here. Gleisdreidick bubbles and squeaks its way through three minutes of urban skank and earthy brass punctuations, while An Die Hoffnung is a woozy journey through mysterious spoken-word and incessant parping of horns a-plenty. I'd hate to just fling the tag 'avant-garde' in Populare Mechanik's direction but that is essentially what we have here - expressive beyond the realms of genre.

However, elements of dub and reggae fill the gaps on Scharfer Schnitt No.1 and Smog, recalling 4AD instrumentalists Dif Juz or early works by Ruts D.C. before lounge-exotica rears its head on the almost radio-friendly Als Sie Ertrunken War. But for the most part, Kollektion 03 is by turns a voyage of discovery that is a uniquely compelling, confusing, out-there music that rarely runs out of ideas.

This review also appeared on Flipside Reviews

Paul PLEDGER
27/01/2015


Music reviews

26
01
FIX8:SED8
The Inevitable Relapse (Limited Edition)
25
01
POUPPEE FABRIKK
Burn Forever
23
01
STURM CAFE
Fernes Land
18
01
DISTANT VOICES
Long Road to Home
17
01
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Mechanical Soul
16
01
IMPLANT
Phantom Pain

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

25
01
Exactly 43 years ago, Joy Division played their very first concert!
24
01
Today, exactly 30 years ago Front 242 released the album Tyranny ▶For You◀
24
01
Today, 3 years ago, Mark E. Smith, singer of legendary post-punk band The Fall died, aged 60
22
01
On this day, 11 years ago, Nitzer Ebb released their sixth studio album Industrial Complex!
21
01
Today, exactly 28 years ago, Ministry released Just One Fix!
19
01
On this day, 30 years ago (19 January 1991), The Cure performed at The Great British Music Awards!

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

07
01
MAMAN KUSTERS
‘Let’s Keep It Intriguing
16
12
THE BREATH OF LIFE
'No, I never considered quitting making music. Nor to taste good special beers.'
05
12
CEVIN KEY (SKINNY PUPPY, DOWNLOAD)
'It really has been like the formation of a new band in a lot of ways...'
03
12
ALEX SKOLNICK (TESTAMENT, ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO)
'I was as knocked out as I was hearing Van Halen...'
14
11
PROYECTO MIRAGE
I Think We Needed A Break

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

26
01
CHICKS ON SPEED
Utopia
25
01
STRONG PRODUCT
Trolleybus Park
24
01
BUZZ KULL
Last in the club
23
01
KALTE NACHT
Voices in silence
22
01
SYNAPTIC DEFECT
Tacky games
21
01
ROB ZOMBIE
The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)
20
01
NEW ORDER
True Faith