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Friday

BOOMERANG




FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! To translate a line from their early ”Incubus Sucubus” single, is what a first impression of Xmal Deutschland is full of. A physical, rhythmic flirtation with the colossal that captured a raw energy... a resonance that throbbed and shuddered with an acute, refreshing sense of being alive.
Fetisch”, the CD, harnesses enough of that resonance to be a vital release, one of the few records that actually has some semblance of purpose, meaning and belonging in the present day. The 'mystery' which many reviews have referred to stretches further than the simple exotica of their being foreign.  Thankfully some 'mysteries' are best left unsolved and there is then a temptation to continue the savouring of the subject from a safe distance. But it is that allure again, that having to know which draws one on.
While most German post-punk and new wave bands of the early 80’s explored Atavism and Dadaism, Xmal Deutschland applied the dogma of German expressionism in dark-punk. Thus “Fetisch” is a mixture of gothic-rock, noise-rock, and electronic-rock; it is heavy, relentless, expressionistic and austere.  In the middle of all this pandemonium, only the lyricism of "Boomerang" provides the listener with temporary relief.


Taken from the CD reissue of the début album with the 12” single Qual as bonus tracks

Track List
1.       Qual
2.       Geheimnis
3.       Young Man
4.       In der Nacht
5.       Orient
6.       Hand In Hand
7.       Kaempfen
8.       Danthem
9.       Boomerang
10.   Stummes Kind
11.   Qual (12” Mix)
12.   Zeit
13.   Sehnsucht


To complete the set of early Xmal Deutschland I have included the two Zickzack singles

Schwarze Welt 7”

Track List
1.       Schwarze Welt
2.       Die Wolken
3.       Großstadtindianer

Incubus Sucubus 12”

Track List
1.       Incubus Sucubus
2.       Zu Jung Zu Alt
3.       Blut Ist Liebe

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