Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Surprisingly and wrapped in hessian cloth this strange but well amusing little 7" has been sitting my postbox more recently, catering four tracks paying homage to the legendary late 80s / early 90s experimental East Germany-rooted band outfit AG Geige not only by its artist name as Ich-AG Geige but also by serving new interpretations of two songs taken off their 1991 album release "Raabe?". "Trickbeat" - also reworked by Bob Humid and $TKPR to full effect - is a lo-fi'ish, 8bit-flavored ArtSchool banger with a pretty seductive groove that makes your head pop back and forth within seconds whilst "Ich Bin Ihr Boy" on the flip comes up on a straight 4/4 MinimalPop-beat that unveils certain similarities to Cologne's late 90s school of so-called SchlagerTechno but lives up to a slightly Dorau'esque touch of the absurd whilst driving dancefloors mad. Rumours have it that this one is a limited to 300 copies vinyl only pressing - and a recommended one indeed. Hunt a copy down if you can, coze it provides great fun.