Re-issue of the debut album from Japanese krautrock/psychedelic band Minami Deutsch, originally released in 2015 and now on Kikagaku Moyo’s label Guruguru Brain.
Minami Deutsch was formed by Kyotaro Miula (guitar, vocals, synthesizer) in Tokyo in 2014. Their sound is influenced by both their love for Krautrock legends such as Can and Neu!, and the band members being self-professed “repetition freaks” who heavily listen to minimal techno.
The music proceeds straightforwardly with the Motorik beat (Hammer beat), devised by Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, Neu!), as its central axis. Humorous, yet bizarre Japanese lyrics are whispered over a hard, cold beat that is maniacally repeated, creating a pleasant ambience of electronic pulses drifting in space. Sharp guitar tones reminiscent of Michael Karoli (Can) occasionally explode into fuzz distortion, on the verge of collapse.
A1 Vocalism Ai – Forever Takemitsu – 5:55
A2 Futsu Ni Ikirenai 9:06
A3 Terra Recipe 3:50
B1 Übergleich Part I 6:01
B2 Sunrise, Sunset 6:54
B3 Übergleich Part II 8:19