Thursday, September 24, 2009

MIKRON 64-SYS 49152, CD EP, 1999, GERMANY

The ubiquity of the abominable auto-tune effect on modern shlock pop production has really done a bang up job of cheapening the appearance of all it's esteemed antecedents, from 70's vocoders to the computer speech screwiness of late 90's electronica ala Nobukazu Takemura and the like, but I won't let that stand in the way of posting this treasure, an object lesson in how to do robot pop right and one of German electronica's true hidden gems. The attentive may already be hepped to the work of this Hamburg based eccentric, as I posted their Etwas Zeit 12" (a track that also reappears here) way back in June of '07. This however remains their peak statement, with Kraftwerk-ian man machine motion filtered though an 80's 8-bit video game soundtrack aesthetic and tempered by a pastel children's show sugariness that's very specific and totally addictive. I defy you to not get at least one of these retrofuturist kitsch anthems stuck in your brain after hearing this.

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Josef said...

Oh, this is one of my long time favourites! Its really good!

Anonymous said...

I love it!
This is my musik: