Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Artist: German Army
Title: Burushaski
Format: Tape
Label: Belaten (@)
Rated: *****
Coming from Los Angeles, German Army is a very active musical outfit of a mysterious entity which on the last couple of years have produced twelve releases of which "Burushaski", released on tape by Belaten, is one of the latest. "Burushaski" is a language isolate spoken in northern Gilgit'Baltistan, Pakistan and, chosen as title, seems to indicate a sense of isolation and difficulty or a will to avoid the communications with the globalized world. The music of the nine tracks of the album oscillate from synth post punk catchy tunes ("Stone Walls") to minimal synth industrial experimental collages of melodic sounds and treated vocals/samples ("Mirror Analyst", "Breaking The Head", "Express Rate" or "Clan Bride") where obsessive drum machine beats mark the rhythm of a obscure ritual. Check and buy it here