9/17/2007

Les Vampyrettes - Biomutanten/Menetekel

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Now what the hell is that? Gloomy dubstep avant la lettre? Post-industrialist horror-core? Sinister proto-idm? In 1981, former Can-bassist Holger Czukay and producer/engineer Conny Plank teamed up to record this two-track 12inch of uncategorizable, doomy post-punk electronica. Squelching, strangely organic sounding noises that suggest being stalked by some bizarre crossbreed of Robocop and the Swamp Thing and an almost ridiculously distorted voice, all held together by this huge, nay, ENORMOUS bassline. Believe me, nothing else quite sounds like this. Huge thanks to the now defunct Post-Punk Junk for providing the original upload of this truly awesome piece of vinyl.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome, thanks!

square dancer said...

You're very welcome!

sunbathinglizard said...

this is indeed awesome - and very funny for the fact that it is truly dubstep avant la lettre. well, weird, dark dub has been around for quite some while - to a degree it gets via the dubstep hype finally the attention it deserves. a nice scary gem... thanks!

Anonymous said...

wow! i've had this vinyl for years. use to pull it out for Halloween mixes. great to see it getting some attention again. a real gem. a true find. thanks!

square dancer said...

Halloween mixes, now that sounds quite appropriate :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I've been looking for this for sometime & it's even stranger than I was hoping! Thanks for posting... IBx

kalistos said...

Thanks for sharing - this is fantastic stuff!! It reminds me a little bit of the B-side to the Eurythmics first single 'Never Gonna Cry Again' - Les Vampyrettes were credited to it. The track was called 'Le Sinistre.'

ka-bouter said...

Indeed this is very remarkable .Bought it in the 80ties and now heard it again and realised again what The CAN has brought us over the years..

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