Genre/Influences: EBM, Crossover, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CD, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Belgian born Thomas Peters better known as Tommi Stumpff became one of the leading artists of the 80s Electronic underground scene. His biggest hit “Massaker” is part of our collective memory. Nearly twenty years after his last work Stumpff is back with a new (mini)-album featuring six songs.
Content: “Alles Idioten” is a cynical wink to the world we live in. Five songs have been sung in German, which remains one of the artist’s characteristics, but the last track features English vocals. Sound-wise the new songs are bringing us back to some of his early success tracks, “Massaker” remaining the reference. The compositions are mixing solid Electronic bass lines and sound treatments on one side and the typical guitar riffs on the other side.
+ + + : Stumpff hasn’t lost his early magic and this new work sounds even better than some ‘old’ albums. There’s a constant power running through the tracks while the balance between Electronics and the great guitar riffs remains a unique experience. The title track is a great piece, but I prefer the more powerful and EBM-driven “Geh Sterben”. This work smells like pure nostalgia!
– – – : The single regret is the album only features six songs.
Conclusion: Stumpff strikes back with power and style; it sounds like time has no impact on the new songs. This is a cool comeback!
Best songs: “Geh Sterben”, “Alles Idioten”, “Frohes Fest”.