ARTISTS: STEINKLANG INDUSTRIES DISCO 1994 - 2004
CD: Steinklang 
Dachau : Exitus
Steinklang Records and their affiliated labels, AgitProp, Ahnstern, Percht etc, have been releasing recordings for over 10 years. These releases have been on vinyl & CD only, or a combination of both, and most have been very strictly limited in number. This method of releasing material can make for a frustrating experience for the dedicated record collector. Looking for the "Men Behind the Sun" CDR release? Tough. Sold out. What about the "Sektion B" CDR? Unlucky. Sold out. Go through the full catalogue listing, thoughtfully included as the information booklet, and you’ll find that if any item you are seeking isn’t already sold out then by the time you make further enquires the chances are it will be. Drat and double drat.
Steinklang Industries Disco takes a momentous 89 minute trawl through
some of the later Steinklang Records releases, with additional tracks
taken from some of the afore mentioned affiliated labels, covering 22
tracks in all and on only one CD. Phew!! Those of you with a crappy Goodmans
or cheap and nasty unknown branded Jap CD player may experience problems
trying to play the CD. Forewarned etc. For those of you not acquainted
with Steinklang Records lets just say that they are true spirited purveyors
of Power Noise / Death electronic music produced by German and Austrian
artists…which this compilation apply demonstrates. Of course, depending
on how well versed you are with this scene, the groups presented here
will be either well known or totally new to your ears. Some of the tracks
comprise rhythmic power noise blasts. Others are sample oriented pieces.
There’s even a smattering of old skool Industrial dynamics to be
found lurking ominously waiting to pounce on the unwary. As with all compilations
what I may find exciting and fresh may not necessarily appeal or be agreed
upon by anyone else. But for the record…tracks by Rasthof Dachau,
Atrox, Sektion B, Operation Julmond, Legion Condor, Viron, DKF, A Challenge
of Honour…yes that ACOH, and Stahlwerk 9 get my vote of excellence.
From the associated labels the A.R.S, Tormentum, Radio Murmansk, and Leiche
Rustikal tracks are also worthy of further investigation. If you can find
them of course. I wasn’t too keen on some of the neo-folk style
tracks near the end of the compilation but that’s only because that
genre and I have an ongoing love / hate relationship. At the moment its
hate by the way.
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