Background/Info: Set up in 1994 as Kopfschuss and renamed as Psychedelic Headshot in 1995, this German project released a few cassettes and CDR’s. Inspired by 80s electronics we now welcome the new work (CDR) “Paradise Falls”, which is a mini-album featuring 6 tracks.
Content: The experimental/minimal electronic format clearly reminds me of early 90s experiments from Germany. I especially remind Notstandskomitee, Das Kombinat and other related names. This work has something vintage-like, which you rapidly will hear in the analogue sweeps and icy sound treatments. I also noticed a few wave-pop elements. The songs have been sung in German although the vocals aren’t clearly the main focus of this work.
+ + + : This is the kind of electronic music I’m missing. It has a pure retro-feeling, but the minimal approach and global sound treatments have something refreshing. This is not a band that sounds like the ‘masses. It’s a well-crafted and raw-styled composition taking us back to the early years of underground electronics. The typical rhythm-box sounds and analogue sweeps will rapidly bring good-old memories alive.
– – – : I don’t have real minus points, but just one regret; this band definitely deserves more attention and recognition.
Conclusion: Psychedelic Headshot reminds us that electronic music can result from a creative process and a particular care to create unique sound treatments. This kind of project gets my total support!
Best songs: “Sie Kehrt Nie Zurück”, “Weltuntergang”, “Herzen Sterben Still”.
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