Nostalgie Éternelle – Krummhörn (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 38:21 minutes | 425 MB | Genre: Electronic, Industrial, Synth-pop
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Formed in the mid-1980s, Nostalgie Éternelle is a band that stands the test of time. This duo from Leer, a city in northwest Germany, has based their sound on post-punk, electronica, industrial-pop, minimal-wave, electro-punk and experimental, and although in their first stage they were only active from 1986 to 1992, in 2009 they came back with more strength, recording new material and touring again.
Review by Guillermo Escudero (Loop):
Nostalgie Éternelle is made up of Dieter Mauson and Inox Kapell (Stefan Heinze) hailing from Leer, a city in northwest Germany, who formed in the mid-’80s. Dieter Mauson is also known as Occupied Head and is one half of 7697 Miles, along side Chilean music artist Cristóbal Rawlins (Raw C). Stefan Heinze arbeitet auch unter dem Pseudonym Kind Im Garten und in Gruppen wie Biopuls, Die Milchstrasse Flockt, among other bands.
The book that accompanies this duo’s album is absolutely recommendable, as it tells the story of this duo, in the context of their formation in the mid-’80s, when the fruitful and interesting period of post-punk, industrial music began and, later did the EBM, Cold Wave, Dark Wave, among other musical currents. The book features the collaboration of Stefan Knappe, owner of the legendary Drone Records label and founding member of Maeror Tri y Troum. Also collabs Félix V. Díaz, owner of Lux Atenea, a blog that publishes cultural criticism of records, movies, television series, and books.
Nostalgie Éternelle has a dozen records released on different independent record labels, as well as on the magnificent Italian Minus Habens Records label and, on their own One Last Dream label. The history of Nostalgie Éternelle is much longer and is fortunately collected in the aforementioned book entitled with the group’s name.
“Krummhörn” evokes other German bands such as Der Plan, Suicide Commando, Die Krupps, DAF, among others, belonging to the Neue Deutsche Welle musical movement.
This album sung in German and English goes through various styles such as new wave’s “New Orchestra” that opens the album, as well as “Sample World” that moves through the murky and dark waters of industrial-pop, together with its clang noises and twisted synth lines and overdriven kick drums. “Alles ist zurück” with its mellow tones and drum machine is linked to synth-wave, as on “United Splinters” and “Wow Feeling”. “Echter Fortschritt” with an industrial character reminds me of Throbbing Gristle. The electro pop of “I’m Nothing” and the post-punk of “Arty People” are good representatives of these musical styles, just as the dark-wave does to “Fragezeichen”.
01. Nostalgie Éternelle – New Orchestra (03:11)
02. Nostalgie Éternelle – Sample World (03:57)
03. Nostalgie Éternelle – Alles ist zurück (02:35)
04. Nostalgie Éternelle – United Splinters (01:05)
05. Nostalgie Éternelle – Ein Wort von dir (05:19)
06. Nostalgie Éternelle – Wow Feeling (03:05)
07. Nostalgie Éternelle – Echter Fortschritt (03:12)
08. Nostalgie Éternelle – I’m Nothing (05:32)
09. Nostalgie Éternelle – Violet Jessop (03:29)
10. Nostalgie Éternelle – Fragezeichen (03:24)
11. Nostalgie Éternelle – Arty People (03:28)