DER PETUNIENMANN VON METALUNA VIER / WEISSER ALARM CD

DER PETUNIENMANN VON METALUNA VIER / WEISSER ALARM CD

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In 2013 the guy known as “Der Petunienmann Von Metaluna Vier” recorded Weisser Alarm.

The album begins with a track that can be best described as sounding like Michael Rother meets The Ventures!

The album veers rapidly into all forms of experimental musical areas, some harrowing, some sublime.

Fans of Rother, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream should check this guy out.

What the papers say...

Amid the mostly instrumental sonic shapes is a female singing, doing her best Debbie Harry routine in German and plenty of teutonic weirdness to make the CD quite a wild, though enjoyable ride. Plus the guitars are well recorded and being mostly instrumental, with some German language vocals here and there, there’s (mostly) no problem getting on board this strange sonic rocket ship. (mwe.3, USA)

A mouthful of bleeping marvellous Teutonic prog: Given that they hail from Kraftwerk’s own Dusseldorf, Der Petunienmann von Metaluna Vier couldn’t fail to absorb some of the pulsing industrial rhythms and quirky electronic trimmings of krautrock. *Weisser Alarm* isn’t a retrogressive record, but the spirit of those early 70s experiments bubbles beneath the surface of these delightfully peculiar missives from the robotic void. Featherlight, deadpan vocals and the alluring repetition of Neu!-like live drums are the principal, tangible elements bridging humanity and blank-eyed mechanical repetition on the wonderfully sparse Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, and Mahlstrom’s beguiling guitar solo nods sleepily towards the Cosmic Jokers and Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain. Fizzing drum machines and untethered bleeps give Jumping Beans (PDL 1) a surreal edge, melodramatic synths collide with proto-metal shredding on the unhinged Mezzoforte* (PDL 9)*. A flagrant nod to King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic underpins the fuzzy thrust of Ralph, on this bewildering, oddly cohesive sprawl of cut’n’paste sound effects, electronically mangled voices and mischievous avant-rock fidgeting.

(Teamrock, UK)

Product Code DERIMB8J13
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