Boomkat Product Review:
German Army fully tilt into Muslimgauze or Mutamassik-styled noisy drums and atonality on More Bitter Fruit manoeuvres for Discrepant. Don’t leave without checking their dense roiling rager Dessalines - Christophe - Backwards Habit, the head-spinning clatter of Silencing The Past, and the properly blown-out dub terror of Duvalierism (u) at the very least.
“South Californian dons of occult electronics, German Army return to discrepant with their first solo vinyl outing LP for the label after an inaugural tape back in 2015 and a split collaboration with Old Komm in 2016.
Taking the events described in the 1982 book of the same title, the CIA coup in Guatemala in 1954, the duo eloquently translates this textbook case of bullying relationship between the United States and the Third World. Using some of U.S. government documents and interviews with former CIA agents they go deep in the Guatemala jungle through their trademark use of guitars and electronics drenched in echo and reverb of times past.
Another mysterious entry from the shady San Bernadino duo, showing their interest and research in poorly documented history of the 21st Century.
“German Army could end up winning an Oscar for soundtracking a particularly dark war film or dying in the gutter when none of us are looking. Let’s hope they keep delivering the heroin highs, and lows, we’ve come so accustomed to nodding off to.”