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A while back, I posted a compilation record from Tokyo label Guruguru Brain. Lucky for me, when I got amongst that, I ended up on their mailing list, which lead me to Minami Deutsch. Holy shit! As far as pitch-perfect Krautrock goes, this is about as good as it gets, at least of stuff released since the 1970s. I could flap about trying to explain it, but there’s this from their bandcamp:

“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.”

Yeah! They have a record available here. I’m tempted to buy the cassette release, just for the cover of Ruckzuck available as a bonus track. Reckon it would riiip.

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