Tuesday, August 26, 2008

FICTION-THE LAST DREAM OF PHOEBE ZEITGEIST, TAPE, 198?, GERMANY



Though my copy of this extremely rare and obscure Neue Deutsche Welle tape is sans any insert (and thus sans titles), I couldn't resist sharing this treasure with all of you. Way back in May of '07, I posted another tape by them titled Overdrive whose contents were nothing to sneeze at, but The Last Dream Of Phoebe Zeitgeist summarily supersedes it and firmly places Fiction among the most formidable progenitors of the entire Neue Deutsche Welle scene, the stark and tack sharp musical constructs here sounding like nothing so much as the bastard love child of Ludus and Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic; the former via elegant and irony tinged female vocals that are most Linder-like and the latter courtesy of a tautly anxious key pounding R.I.O.-ish angularity, two facets of a musical persona that give them a strong distinction from the predominant thrust of most NDW work of the era.

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5 comments:

I said...

Thank you. Very nice

Anonymous said...

this was incredible. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful - how Siouxsie and the banshees should have gone.

Defroster said...

Hi, just downloaded the Vytas Brenner & the Cos LP, both are good - thanks.

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