Boomkat Product Review:
Revered Hamburg enigma and VHS specialist Braun Jaschkewitz racks up a full clip of coldwave bullets for local bastion V I S, counting stacks of killer, unidentifiable private pressings, flohmarkt finds and legendary gems.
The first of two ‘Neid Dabai Zu Sein’ (or ‘To Give Envy’, if we’re not mistaken) tapes brims over with an early ‘80s quintessence, all screwed drum machines, tart synths and an enchanting mix of German and english-sung vocals that exemplifies the era’s diversity within a theme.
Like a sorta parallel to Annie Hogan’s goth salvos, Jaschkewitz’s selections run a finely-shaded gamut of vibes from wiry lo-fi to poppy NDW and sultrier swag. It’s frankly facemelting parade, mostly taken from 7”s and recorded in one-take, although you suspect he spent serious time pulling out that track-list, which holds to an absolutely head frying mesh of steady, sleazy pacing, but prangs off at right angles when you least expect it.
(Previously issued on the TCCC label)