RIYL: Kraftwerk, NEU!, Föllakzoid, Maserati

Label: Crazysane Records

Christian Büdel and Philipp Hager make up the German krautpsych duo ZEMENT, a hybrid of Autobahn-inspired early electronic from the school of Kraftwerk and the hypnotic repetition from krautrock pioneers NEU! Similar to contemporary groups like Föllakzoid and Trans Am, ZEMENT take those inspirations and add in their own ingredients to propel the genre forward. Rohstoff, their third full-length, has some exciting psychedelic undertones stirred into the cauldron. Leadoff track Goa is a joyful listen, a steady build of drone, motorik rhythms and robotic vocal arrangements that sound like not-so-distant cousins to Wendy Carlos’ arrangements for A Clockwork Orange. Listen below and let it take you to that unknown place.

Crazysane Records has 150 copies on electric blue (my favorite) and 150 on transparent orange wax. These are shipping from the Trans Europe Express, so shipping will be a bit higher for the yanks. Regardless, I think this one will be worth every penny. If you’d rather contribute to Bandcamp Friday, grab the wax HERE.

The Details

(CSR014) ZEMENT “Rohstoff” LP

Release Date: July 9, 2021

Transparent-Orange (Ltd. to 150)
Electric-Blue (Ltd. to 150)
Solid Black (Ltd. to 200)

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Price $24

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