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Artist: P.D.
Title: Inweglos
Format: CD
Label: Absurd
Country: Greece
Price: $13.00
"Little by little, the musical career of Ralf Wehowsky is unfolded on CD, either his work with P16.D4 or its predecessor PD. Some of these works were released as EaRLyW, simple because Wehowsky (aka RLW) was the main man behind P16.D4 and PD, but here as PD. The band included members such as RLW, Jochen Pense, Joachim Stender and Achim Szepanski. PD recorded Inweglos LP, but also a 7" and a flexidisc - the latter are not included in this release, for reasons I dont know. In some of these tracks PD is shown as a typical Neue Deutsche Welle band: finding their own form within rock music based on punk and new wave but in a more alternative form and as always with German lyrics. PD use to quite an extensive part synthesizers and rhythmboxes, along with bass guitars, guitars and vocals. At times they sound like a very free form improv band and at other times a more rock version of the early Der Plan, but without so much of humour involved in Der Plan. PD is much more political (see Ayatollah Carter) and also more dark in their lyrics - save for some hints towards disco in Progressive Disco. Some of the material forecasts the later P16.D4 work, such as in the semi cut-up of Kurzzug Nach Frankfurt, but in general fits the 1980 sound very well: distorted, free form music, taking punk and new wave in a much wider field of music. Maybe I didnt play the LP in many years, but the renewed appearance is for sure a good one. It was indeed one of those more obscure classics waiting to be re-issued." - FdW.
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