Not More Nachtmahr

Mädchen In Uniform is a 1931 black and white German film. It is also a 2010 release from the EBM band Nachtmahr.

The music is standard fair darkwave danceable but, like the movie, it is in German. I don’t understand enough German to listen to this with any concentration.

On the topic of not understanding enough German. While on a work trip I once ordered some sausage in a German owned German cafe. What I was given was Cheese. Because I was out of time and a little embarrassed I’d managed to make such a strange blunder (I literally asked for sausage), I took it without protest.

While my cheese was decent, quite soft at room temperature, it was indeed cheese. What I’d ordered was meat, what I got was cheese, there was no mistaking what it was.

Nachtmahr uses a lot of imagery more attributed to goth deathrock bands circa 1992 Propaganda Magazine photo spreads. On their website bio page they quote a magazine about themselves as being an “Industrial orgy” using words like “excess” and “wild” to describe them but using words like “moderation” and “mercy” as things they don’t know.

But this is clearly just techno*

Yes, Wiki agrees, this is industrial flavored techno. So while this is labeled as Industrial or EBM in magazines and reviews, take it with a grain of Ambien. If you lower your expectations from meat to cheese, you’ll still enjoy it.

I sometimes find songs about the Titanic hilarious, however I won’t bother translating this.

* Not that I don’t like industrial techno, or cheese.

december01042009

Review: 16Pad Noise Terrorist – Utopia [2010]

16PNT or 16 Punt as I will now call them, are listed as a drum-n-bass band. But also as Industrial. Ok.

The soundscapes are decent, I like the songs, but the samples make this album. The sci-fi, the movie references, the post-apocalyptic. There is some aggrotech going on in here, but wait for it, the drum-n-bass does come in.

Track 3: Indianina

Tracks chosen at random. The drum-n-bass sections are generally my least favorite parts of the album.

Track 8: Manogirl

This is staying in my rotation, with a little doubt I’ll listen to it all the way through again.

Review: ZzzNRrr – Intra Auriculär [7”, 2001, rhythmic noise]

The LP by the same title does not share any of the same tracks as they were released as a set. Strangely the first track Ultriculus is very similar to the Negative Pressure release The Indisputable put out the same year. The second track is more obnoxious with its fast frustrating tempo, the song was designed to annoy.

Like my own creations it is a tedious in the way that reminds me of doing chores while the noise of washing machines and power drills becomes a constant I adjust to. It’s music to fill space but not for focusing.

Discogs

Both tracks from the 7″ are included below.

Review: C-187 – Collision [2007, thrash metal]

Track 11 “Knee Deep In” made me laugh, but that was because I was cleaning the toilet while it was vibrating the paintings on the wall. C-187 is a reminder I don’t like progressive metal, rock, thrash metal, death metal, and whatever this is. I wouldn’t force someone to turn it off on a long drive, unless they tried to play the entire album. Shit review for a shit genre. Die.

Discogs
MySpace

This is one of those videos that isn’t a video. It’s just a static image and some audio. there should be a way to filter these on You Tube.