Monday, April 30, 2007

V/A - Andersen (7") Stigma #01 1996

Nice and interesting compilation that came out 10 years ago. Kimusawea - their singer is now in Bolz'n - had a good 7" on Maximum Voice Production and a LP1 on Nabate - quite challenging and diverse, combining punk rock, Nausea, Neurosis, emo core and yes: Zorn. The Ambush track is from the "Pigs" album on Common Cause.
And while Zorn broach the issue of Auschwitz in their lyrics the last artist is Hitler having a analogical booklet page but I can't remember any discussions about this release back then, maybe it was overlooked?! Hitler had a very strange but good humor2 comparable to Chaplin or Brooks and it was actually an Ambush side project in the footsteps of Delta Blues and Bluegrass, unplugged with guitar and a mandoline. I think they also had a demo tape, if you know some details, please let me know.
The title and the cover is a reference to H.C. Andersen.

V/A - Andersen (7") Stigma #01 1996

side a:
1. ich-panzerung
2. one day in december

side b:
1. sintflut
2. she's fine
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

1 review from an old Profane Existence issue:

"KIMUSAWEA Kurze Abhandlung Vom Menschen Und Seinem Gl├╝ck LP
This is amazing. Complex, layered music, with a driving beat and powerful female vocals that are full of emotion, melody, and intensity. The music sometimes reminds me of NEUROSIS, sometimes ACME, but mostly of something completely unique. Really unique packaging as well with great use of printing techniques, imagery and color. Lyrics are all in German, so I can't comment on that. Musically though, this will draw you in and take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Great stuff. (Jon)"

2 maybe someone knows their 7" and especially the cover on the label of the ABC Diabolo dudes: Rex Rotari. The booklet page here has Bruno Rey's name as contact with an adress in Buenos Aires.


Anonymous said...

I can tell you some about Hitler. They were sure a sidebranch from Ambush and at least released two 7", one on Maximum Voice of Leipzig and then another one which i can't remember from where, but it had a very disturbing cover.
I did have the two 7" inches, but they were stolen among others a year ago, too bad.

Hirsinger Youth said...

Thanks for your comment, as written I knew that Ambush dudes were involved, but still I do not know who.

I have both seveninches and one was posted by me:

You'll get them cheap via Discogs etc.

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