A welcome vinyl reissue on Potomak of the second album from Germany's pioneering industrial noiseniks.
First released in 1983, 'Zeichnungen Des Patienten' shows Blixa and the crew diverging from the bangs and clatterings of their first album and experimenting with new techniques such as sampling and found music.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 26th June 2015
It's helpful to know at least a little German, but you can certainly get the gist of this band from their textures (and perhaps volume!). With repeated listenings, the structure of the songs becomes more apparent. It's much more than a bunch of angst-ridden kids banging on dustbin lids. There are familiar song elements here, along with found/invented music instruments. The band is sometimes a sonic assault, and sometimes surprisingly quiet... You may be surprised to see how musical a ball-peen hammer can be.
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