Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tommi Stumpff

Gotta love this crazy Germ! RIPE for rediscovery. Stumpff made the most amazing, ANGRY electronic music I've ever heard, YEARS ahead of its time. If Fad Gadget had thrown out those lame cabaret influences, took a bunch of speed, and channeled some serious hate they may have gotten close to the genius of Stumpff. Stumpff frequently had Conny Plank engineer his work and you can tell in the arrangements. Don't investigate anything past 1988,  he gets very generic. Go forth and find his compilation Mich Kriegt ihr nicht [Back up 1982-1985)

I cant get over the sheer awesomeness that is "Seltsames Gluck". It's everything I've ever wanted from the meeting place of punk and electronics: aggressive, dissonant, forward thinking, propulsive, volatile and explosive.  Dig that cowboy twanging geeeeeetarrrrrr in thar!

"Mich Kriegt Ihr Nicht" is the soundtrack to a post apocalyptic tribes late night shanking of a poor twisted soul, screams and all.

"Contergan Punk" is Nine inch Nails before NIN, except exceptionally better.

"Ehre und Blut" is WWII trench-frontline drag queen contest musack. 

You need this album to feed your soul the bile it has always craved. Or  maybe you just want to listen to someone yell at you in German with crazy sound effects...

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