Album review

Various Artists - Teutonik Disaster

Last time producer Munk dug deep in the vaults of punk-funk and new wave he compiled the excellent Anti NY with music from Jim Jarmusch, Vincent Gallo and graffiti legend Jean-Michel Basquiat. This time round he's hooked up with DJ Mathias Modica and focused on the German underground between 1977 and 1983. The result is an inspired collection of rare and deleted tracks from unknown artists like Exhurs, Explorer, Ampilla's Delight and Mythen In Tuten. A couple of tracks sound hopelessly dated now, but the rest vibrate with restless energy, throbbing basslines, experimental beats and deliciously deadpan vocals. Wonderful.

Rating: 4 / 10


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