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5.0 out of 5 stars Pass the Psyche Bag, 25 Jan 2010
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Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles "FIST" (London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: DRAWINGS OF PATIENT OT (Audio CD)
Whilst the 1st album pounded and screamed to the voltage of a Kango this one absorbed some texture. Light years away from a rockist norman, even nearly 30 years later it is a collage of a late night feast dripping with sounds/collages and charging rhythms. It details how vital the 80's were to disrupting the straights and their thinking. Depicted as a virtual cultural desert with no oasis of talent in between, it brimmed with off the road moments.

Alienation abounds, isolation is constantly invading as the lyrics rip up reality with their cut ups, trying to capture sensations and feelings of the fleeting moment as the authors try to snare moments of dissipation - particularly of the mind - before it crashes.

Unless you have a strong command of colloquial Deutsche the vocals invoke textual imagery whirling in between the clash of heavy metals, the suppression of springs, a juddering jack knife pounding within heartbeats of rhythm, a clang of the elements each layered in a density Tristan Tzara could only dream of - whilst reclining in the opium dens of his youth.

Whilst Test Dept proclaimed the streamline rationality of political change caught within the flux of angst to pound a rhythm to a vision, Neubauten were politically lost and went inwards to detail the emotional currents dissecting their individualistic selves.

The result is an alternate dreamworld/nightmare tension of never ending flows of European bile, along with artistic goodness served piping hot. There is no sense of mono direction only a need to regurgitate a feeling of ever present unease and then aim for a higher form of artistic expression. The splurge is in the detail.

Extreme emotions are available to traverse the polarities of existence, to put it in English, the limits of sanity. It resonates with anyone who has journeyed through those transparent parameters to enter another realm and now readily available for those who want to make the trip.

If you've got this far and decide you want to remain where you are, the travel agents are on line to take your hard earned cash so you can sit in the sun and dream of what life might be like if it was somehow different.

For those hardened souls who wish to journey on, then this disc is for you.
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