Krone der Gaslichkeit

Krone der Gaslichkeit/Gott [Split CD]

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This is a split album, the tracks divided between two German experimental bands: Krone der Gaslichkeit and Gott. Songs are not split right down the middle, with each band getting one side of the vinyl slab, but instead are programmed into a more interesting flow, switching back and forth between the groups. A nod for the best tracks would go toward the Krone band, whose name means "the crown of hospitality." They come from Hannover and seem able to invest a positive outlook and infectious goofiness into anything they touch, most especially these tracks. The band does amusing things with their mixing board, and the lengthy track "Hello, Bo" is something of a display of versatility from this realm. Gott is more punky, more garage, but not exclusively. Both bands experiment in the way the word was originally intended to be used, like a mad doctor in his lab sewing the head of a cat onto a tennis shoe. The punk rock band attitude of vagueness injects itself into the project, the printed texts used mostly as an excuse for rambling incoherency. (It is especially incoherent if one doesn't read German.) One band provides no instrumental credits, the other just some first names.

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