For those who haven't heard of you, please tell us more about Tyske Ludder.
Olaf: - "Tyske Ludder was founded in 1989 by Olaf and Albert as a dark electro/EBM project. Before entering the electro scene both played in several punk and wave projects. After three albums and several sampler contributions Tyske Ludder took a break in 1996 until 2003. In 2006 after signing with Black Rain the fourth album 'Sojus' was released. In 2008 the EP 'Scientific Scientology', a reckoning with the method of scientology, followed."

Where does the name Tyske Ludder come from?
Z 67: - "The name is a Norwegian word, a result of German occupation politics between 1940 and 1945. When the Germans left Norway, women who had contact with the occupiers had their hair cut off and punished through the streets of Oslo. They wore marks with the words: "Tyske ludder" which means "German whores". We saw it in a documentary on TV and decided to take that as our name".

You recently released your new album 'Anonymous', please tell us more about it.
Albert: - "The work on 'Anonymous' was different from the other albums. We decided to work with a second producer, Sebastian from Wertstahl, and Jan from Noisufx took over the mastering part. For that reasons the album has more experimental elements and is harder and cleaner than the albums before. The title 'Anonymous' on the one hand shows our respect to the internet activists that fight peaceful against Scientology, on the other hand 'Anonymous' is a synonym for falsehood, violence and cruelty that sleeps behind the anonymous mask of mankind. Titles like "Bastard" or "Narben" discuss sleeping sexual violence like abuse. "Gebet" shows the thoughts of an extremist while he is preparing for murder. "Fixthebeat" decries the calculating song writing of some bands and projects to get into the alternative charts. Take the real beat and melody and you are in. Fuck yourself and beat the chart."

What changes do you think you've done as a band between 'Bombt Die Mörder' and 'Anonymous'?
Olaf: - "There are several changes between 'Bombt die Mörder' in 1994 and 'Anonymous' in 2009. The whole procedure of producing is different. In 1994 we had to do the whole album in a few weeks sitting in a studio with our ideas and trying to get good songs in a short time. We worked on our own and we were isolated from other musicians. We were forced to work with an Atari computer and one sampler because of lack of money. Nowadays each of us has his own small studio and we are sending ideas by email. When we have the opinion an idea is prepared we meet at our real studio and begin to form the idea. Some songs need more time, some are ready in a night."

Claus voice is pretty charismatic with his raw tone, is it real or are we talking some kind of effects?
Z 67: - "Claus voice has a real raw tone and normally we only use a small distortion and echo effect to support the sound, nothing else. I think that's very different to a lot of electronic bands."

So what are your touring plans for the summer?
Albert: - "We just played at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig and in August we are playing the Summer Darkness in Utrecht and the Mera Luna in Hildesheim. This autumn we have the plan to make a short club tour. Next year we hope to get the possibility to play the Arvika Festival, one of our favourite festivals, so stand up and vote for us!"

You played live in Sweden a year ago, what do you think about the Nordic audience?
Albert: - "The Nordic audience is a crowd of crazy guys and one of the best audiences ever. We are always exited about the reactions and the after show parties are brilliant. There are several Nordic people we meet at different places all over Europe and we always have a good time with them."

So what are the plans for the future? Working on any new tracks?
Olaf: - "Yes indeed, we are working on a new song for a vinyl sampler. Next year in autumn we plan to release the next album but lets wait and see what happens in the next months."

Any last words to our readers?
- "We are not at the end of violence, crime and cruelty in the world and history of mankind. This is the beginning and nobody knows were the end is. The inhibition threshold for violence is lowered. Let's wait and see what happens in future, stay tuned. Tyske ludder will inform you."
Tyske Ludder interview
July 9, 2009
Brutal Resonance

Tyske Ludder

Jul 2009
For those who haven't heard of you, please tell us more about Tyske Ludder.
Olaf: - "Tyske Ludder was founded in 1989 by Olaf and Albert as a dark electro/EBM project. Before entering the electro scene both played in several punk and wave projects. After three albums and several sampler contributions Tyske Ludder took a break in 1996 until 2003. In 2006 after signing with Black Rain the fourth album 'Sojus' was released. In 2008 the EP 'Scientific Scientology', a reckoning with the method of scientology, followed."

Where does the name Tyske Ludder come from?
Z 67: - "The name is a Norwegian word, a result of German occupation politics between 1940 and 1945. When the Germans left Norway, women who had contact with the occupiers had their hair cut off and punished through the streets of Oslo. They wore marks with the words: "Tyske ludder" which means "German whores". We saw it in a documentary on TV and decided to take that as our name".

You recently released your new album 'Anonymous', please tell us more about it.
Albert: - "The work on 'Anonymous' was different from the other albums. We decided to work with a second producer, Sebastian from Wertstahl, and Jan from Noisufx took over the mastering part. For that reasons the album has more experimental elements and is harder and cleaner than the albums before. The title 'Anonymous' on the one hand shows our respect to the internet activists that fight peaceful against Scientology, on the other hand 'Anonymous' is a synonym for falsehood, violence and cruelty that sleeps behind the anonymous mask of mankind. Titles like "Bastard" or "Narben" discuss sleeping sexual violence like abuse. "Gebet" shows the thoughts of an extremist while he is preparing for murder. "Fixthebeat" decries the calculating song writing of some bands and projects to get into the alternative charts. Take the real beat and melody and you are in. Fuck yourself and beat the chart."

What changes do you think you've done as a band between 'Bombt Die Mörder' and 'Anonymous'?
Olaf: - "There are several changes between 'Bombt die Mörder' in 1994 and 'Anonymous' in 2009. The whole procedure of producing is different. In 1994 we had to do the whole album in a few weeks sitting in a studio with our ideas and trying to get good songs in a short time. We worked on our own and we were isolated from other musicians. We were forced to work with an Atari computer and one sampler because of lack of money. Nowadays each of us has his own small studio and we are sending ideas by email. When we have the opinion an idea is prepared we meet at our real studio and begin to form the idea. Some songs need more time, some are ready in a night."

Claus voice is pretty charismatic with his raw tone, is it real or are we talking some kind of effects?
Z 67: - "Claus voice has a real raw tone and normally we only use a small distortion and echo effect to support the sound, nothing else. I think that's very different to a lot of electronic bands."

So what are your touring plans for the summer?
Albert: - "We just played at the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig and in August we are playing the Summer Darkness in Utrecht and the Mera Luna in Hildesheim. This autumn we have the plan to make a short club tour. Next year we hope to get the possibility to play the Arvika Festival, one of our favourite festivals, so stand up and vote for us!"

You played live in Sweden a year ago, what do you think about the Nordic audience?
Albert: - "The Nordic audience is a crowd of crazy guys and one of the best audiences ever. We are always exited about the reactions and the after show parties are brilliant. There are several Nordic people we meet at different places all over Europe and we always have a good time with them."

So what are the plans for the future? Working on any new tracks?
Olaf: - "Yes indeed, we are working on a new song for a vinyl sampler. Next year in autumn we plan to release the next album but lets wait and see what happens in the next months."

Any last words to our readers?
- "We are not at the end of violence, crime and cruelty in the world and history of mankind. This is the beginning and nobody knows were the end is. The inhibition threshold for violence is lowered. Let's wait and see what happens in future, stay tuned. Tyske ludder will inform you."
Jul 09 2009

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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