Von Unserer Zeit Electro-Industrial, Old School EBM Pseudokrupp Project "An inflammation under the Voice Box which causes loud coughing and barking" - this is the medical definition of "Pseudokrupp", which suits the sound of Pseudokrupp Project perfectly, according to Marty Zänkert, sole studio member of this act. Sounding like a hybrid between Front 242 and Tyske Ludder, with a smidgen of Electro-Industrial, it's a fair assumption to say that this act is creating ripples. For most people, this will be the first (and only) venture into the world of Pseudokrupp Project (unless you are somehow able to obtain the rare demo "Hirntod") Disregarding the common "Intro" is a wise move - the album immediately kicks off with the up-tempo and highly Bass driven "Eiszeit" - one of the reasons why I was attracted to this project on Myspace (a site where I have taken to spending hours discovering new Industrial demos). Like all good albums, a track to track review is not only a waste of time, but entirely obsolete - there is no doubt in my mind for a single second that any fans of good Electro-Industrial and Old-School vocals will take to this act - I've had several people mention it to me, and rush to buy it after discovering that the CD is still available (only 250 copies, though!). I'll keep this short and sweet, but give the appropriate mention to what I consider to be the essential tracks on this album - "Fucking Mainstream" "Kaltes Herz" (the obligatory deeply personal song) and "Suicide Generation". Remixes from Supreme Court and Mortal Void give extra strength to the album, and although the label is still small, Codeline is growing fast, and boasting a strong list of bands. In closing, although the old-school style sound may not go straight for the Jugular of all of you, there's influence here from a multitude of styles, and quite possibly something for everyone. Both Marty Zänkert and Codeline Records have hit the nail on the head perfectly with this album, and it is only a matter of time until this act does something bigger and more noticeable. On a negative level, I can only say that I hope both artist and label promote this more. At the time of writing, this album is still available from Codeline, or Poponaut. 450
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Pseudokrupp Project - Von Unserer Zeit

"An inflammation under the Voice Box which causes loud coughing and barking" - this is the medical definition of "Pseudokrupp", which suits the sound of Pseudokrupp Project perfectly, according to Marty Zänkert, sole studio member of this act.

Sounding like a hybrid between Front 242 and Tyske Ludder, with a smidgen of Electro-Industrial, it's a fair assumption to say that this act is creating ripples.
For most people, this will be the first (and only) venture into the world of Pseudokrupp Project (unless you are somehow able to obtain the rare demo "Hirntod")

Disregarding the common "Intro" is a wise move - the album immediately kicks off with the up-tempo and highly Bass driven "Eiszeit" - one of the reasons why I was attracted to this project on Myspace (a site where I have taken to spending hours discovering new Industrial demos).

Like all good albums, a track to track review is not only a waste of time, but entirely obsolete - there is no doubt in my mind for a single second that any fans of good Electro-Industrial and Old-School vocals will take to this act - I've had several people mention it to me, and rush to buy it after discovering that the CD is still available (only 250 copies, though!).

I'll keep this short and sweet, but give the appropriate mention to what I consider to be the essential tracks on this album - "Fucking Mainstream" "Kaltes Herz" (the obligatory deeply personal song) and "Suicide Generation".

Remixes from Supreme Court and Mortal Void give extra strength to the album, and although the label is still small, Codeline is growing fast, and boasting a strong list of bands.

In closing, although the old-school style sound may not go straight for the Jugular of all of you, there's influence here from a multitude of styles, and quite possibly something for everyone.

Both Marty Zänkert and Codeline Records have hit the nail on the head perfectly with this album, and it is only a matter of time until this act does something bigger and more noticeable.
On a negative level, I can only say that I hope both artist and label promote this more.

At the time of writing, this album is still available from Codeline, or Poponaut.
May 17 2011

Nick Quarm

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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