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2010/08/28 / monteurhulot

BAND // D.A.F.

In my mind, there’s only one way to start of this particular venture, so here’s a track (right click – save as) from the 1979 release Ein Produkt der Deutsch Amerikanischen Freundschaft.

A year later, D.A.F. would become a lean, vocals/drums/sequencer synth-punk and synth-pop duo, a sort of parallel German Suicide, but on this first album a larger group offers a series of brief, tense post-punk explorations containing the basic elements you’ll find here: (and, for that matter, on most modern pop music) guitar, bass, synth, drums. Some of the music to be shared on this blog will sound as if it descended from this instrumental piece, others will not.

While the body of the song is pushed along by a fairly standard guitar chug, a curious electric chirp, produced I would guess by playing around with a guitar, skips along the top, with a great period synth wash coming in the middle.

Quick, odd, noisy.

Eine Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft.

(The album Produkt der Deutsch Amerikanischen Freundschaft was released in 1979 on Ata Tak in Germany, it was reissued in 2000, by The Grey Area in the United Kingdom and on Mute in the US.)

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