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Thursday, January 18, 2007

F.S.K. Tel Aviv 1998

F.S.K. Tel Aviv 1998 subupcd31 cd14831

In the 18 years that they’ve been around F.S.K. (still Thomas Meinecke, Michaela Melián, Justin Hoffmann, Wilfried Petzi and Carl Oesterhelt) have time and again been good for musical surprises. Their uncompromising ways have sometimes even offened their fans, while making others especially interested in their music. They are still the most invited non-english band to attend Peel-sessions and have just recently been able to present their new material in London’s honourable Queen Elisabeth Hall. After exploring a musical territory somewhere between No Wave and Country, they have now discovered their love for electronic music and its repetitive sound-structures. They are following a path layed out on last-years vinyl only E.P. release “4 Instrumentals” (Disko B), consisting of four tracks all of which are also included in the CD-version of “Tel Aviv”. F.S.K. leave behind the type of song format which has been typical for their approach in the recent years and redefine the roles music and lyrics have so far played for them. The vocals are integrated elegantly in a non song-like manner, never forgetting the moments where the voice needs to make a clear statement and go beyond the pure refinement of instrumental music (check out “Rote Sonne”). F.S.K.'s journey starts in downtown Frankfurt (“Taunus Anlage”), takes us to to the Odenwald (which also stages Thomas Meinecke’s new novel on gender-confusions called “Tomboy”), Tel Aviv’s beach (the wonderful cover) and back to Munich (“Lost in Munich”). On their trip they thumb through a jazz-encyclopedia and bump into Jacques Rivette and Peki D’Oslo (the name Amanda Lear was using when she was still performing in transvestite-shows). For the first time in the 90ies, they’ve not recorded their album in the U.S. but linked up with the uphon Studio in Weilheim. This documents their respect and shared spirit with one of Germany’s presently most exciting music scenes, located between rock, jazz and electronic music. Here F.S.K. once again managed to add their unique flavour to the current state of the art.
01 TAUNUS ANLAGE
02 ODENWALD
03 STILLEBEN
04 KUCKUCKSNEST KOMPLEX
05 JAZZ LEXIKON
06 JACQUES RIVETTE OF PARIS
07 ALTNEULAND
08 ROTE SONNE
09 PEKI D'OSLO
10 ICH ALS TEXT
11 TEL AVIV
12 LOST IN MUNICH

If You have following F.S.K. albums - share, please:
1 Continetal Breakfast LP (1987)
2 Richmond (1991)
humppazoid@bk.ru

MP3 192kBps 44.1 kHz 88.6 MB
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3 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Happy said...

Hello Humppazoid,

thanks for your info! So at last we're nearly complete with the FSK. If you're interested: Yesterday I posted an tape from the "AG Geige", a band from the former GDR which is not too far away from the early FSK stuff and other bands from the strange side of NDW like Foyer des Arts or Der Plan. I like them alot, maybe you'll give them a try too... The quality isn't too good cause I ripped it from an very old tape but anyway it's a document of the east german underground scene.

2:33 AM  
Blogger humppazoid said...

Thank You very much Mr. Happy!

1:35 AM  
Blogger licensingdepartment said...

hello, it is great that you are F.S.K. fans, we are too! we are the label and it would just be nice if you could think of legally downloading their albums at Itunes etc. At the moment 5 albums are available there (and on other platforms). we will put the whole catalogue up soon.
as you can imagine it is hard for us to keep releasing this kind of music if people just share it.
thanks.
SUB UP RECORDS / MUNICH

1:06 AM  

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