Pankow ‎– Svobody!

Contempo Records ‎– Disconnex 169, Gennex ‎– GE 0002-2 331
CD, Compilation


  • Producer, Remix, Mixed ByPankow

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CONNEX 169, GE 0002-1 331, GE 0002-2 331 Pankow Svobody!(LP, Comp) Contempo Records, Gennex, Gennex CONNEX 169, GE 0002-1 331, GE 0002-2 331 Europe 1991 Sell This Version



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June 2, 2012
A reet treat, this album. From the opening track "Nice Bottom/Schöner Arsch" onwards, it proves itself to be a gutsy Technobeat with plenty of interesting twists 'n' turns, and more than a few surprises. The aforementioned opening track comes across like CREAMING JESUS doing a damn good FRONT 242 impression. Twisting from light dance music, it reaches fast & furious "Gimme More (Much More)", a ripsnorter of a heavy dance track. "Love Is The Biggest Pig" is next, a huge atmospheric track which proves they can diversify & come up with hooky, memorable slow tracks. The vocalist sounds not unlike LLOYD COLE on this one.
"She's Gotta Be Mine" opens side 2, a more impulsive, compulsive, pulsing dance track, again proving how close they can get to JOE STRUMMER's vocal style. "No Fun (In Dropping Bombs On Berlin Or Baghdad)" has vocalist ALEX SPALCK sounding like a cross between LLOYD COLE, ALAN VEGA & MARTYN BATES on a track as tense as the VELVET UNDERGROUND's "Venus In Furs", taut as a bow string threatening to snap & take out an eye. The next track "Sickness Takin' Over" keeps up the Industrial Dance/Electronic Body Music flavour with red raw intensity. The final track "She's Lowtta Be Mine" is an atmospheric, echoey thing, a little like TALKING HEADS or BOURBONESE QUALK in a dream state.

A good album, most of which is hard Techno Dance music. If you're not sure you want to part with hard-earned cash for an unknown / unheard band, then try the "XCD001" compilation...

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.