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Frieder Butzmann

Vertrauensmann Des Volkes

Label: Suezan Studio

Format: CD

Genre: Electronic

In stock


2021 Stock * Edition of 300 * The original LP was released on Zensor in 1982. Guiest musicians: Genesis P-Orridge, Alexander von Borsig, Angelika Maisch, Christian Kneisel (ex. Agitation Free). Including bonus tracks from “Valeska”, his first 7” EP (1979) and more. A long awaited reissue attempt of Frieder Butzmann's first album from 1981. Butzmann, a self proclaimed "spokesman of the people," more specifically of the Berlin underground, published his debut album after the famous "Waschsalon" 7" (included here) at a time when electronic music was taking over punk, dada and new wave replacing teenage angst.

While Der Plan made fun of Düsseldorf and DAF cultivated their homoerotic macho military style from their London exile, Butzmann's work threw longer and more disturbing shades out of the Berlin behind the wall - not unlike Die tödliche Doris or Minus Delta T.

Caring less for technical finesse, a raw and sometimes disturbing quality emerges here. While a dadaistic influence shines through in the semi-naive use of electronics, piano, vocals and undefined sound sources, the basic idea is always more important then the perfect realization. This approach might explain the then-surprising guest appeareance by ex-TG member Genesis P. Orridge in the closing track "Just Drifting / Tales Of Death".

Cat. number: SSZ3034OD
Year: 2017

Limited edition with full color print booklet.