As is par for the course in the Motor City electro scene, identities are unknown, but the emphasis on precise drum programming and effects sounds barely a year or two removed from the classic electric-funk days of 1982. Dopplereffekt debuted in 1995 with a mini-LP for Detroit's Dataphysix label, then released two EPs for the label during 1997: Infophysix and Sterilization. The countless German references reflect the group's fascination with the classic Kraftwerk sound. After "Sterilization" was included on several mix albums, DJ Hell contacted Dopplereffekt and released the Gesamtkunstwerk compilation through his international Deejay Gigolo label in 1999. The alias Japanese Telecom emerged in late 1999 to release the Rising Sun mini-LP through the once Ann Arbor-based Intuit-Solar Records. ~ John Bush


Dopplereffekt - Linear Accelerator album art Dopplereffekt Linear Accelerator (Album) International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Calabi Yau Space album art Dopplereffekt Calabi Yau Space (Album) Rephlex UK 2007 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata album art Dopplereffekt Cellular Automata (Album) Leisure System Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dopplereffekt - Fascist State album art Dopplereffekt Fascist State Dataphysix Engineering US 1995 Sell This Version
MDX Dopplereffekt - Cellular album art Dopplereffekt Cellular(7") Dataphysix Engineering MDX US 1995 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Infophysix album art Dopplereffekt Infophysix Dataphysix Engineering US 1996 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Sterilization [Racial Hygiene And Selective Breeding] album art Dopplereffekt Sterilization [Racial Hygiene And Selective Breeding] Dataphysix Engineering US 1997 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Gesamtkunstwerk album art Dopplereffekt Gesamtkunstwerk (Comp, Album) International Deejay Gigolo Records France 1999 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Scientist Mixes album art Dopplereffekt Scientist Mixes International Deejay Gigolo Records, International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Myon-Neutrino / Z-Boson album art Dopplereffekt Myon-Neutrino / Z-Boson International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Tetrahymena album art Dopplereffekt Tetrahymena (EP) Leisure System Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Die Reisen album art Visonia et Dopplereffekt Visonia et Dopplereffekt - Die Reisen Last Known Trajectory UK 2013 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Hypnagogia album art Dopplereffekt // Objekt Dopplereffekt // Objekt - Hypnagogia Leisure System Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Dopplereffekt - Athanatos album art Dopplereffekt Athanatos Leisure System 2018 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Dopplereffekt Clone Records Takeover: Dopplereffekt(File, MP3, Mixed, 128) Rinse FM Podcasts none 2018


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August 3, 2001
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Dopplereffekt are from Detroit. Their electro-style resembles that of Drexciya, though it feels colder and the production is better (at least when compared to Drexciya's masterpiece 'The Quest' which was recorded rather poorly). The record feels cold and clinical though at the same time it can be very funny: 'We had to Sterilize the Population' said by a robot-voice ranks amongst my favourite lyrics in any genre!
The music obviously reminds me of Kraftwerk, though the emphasis in their lyrics or songtitles tends more towards sex or (alien) domination (through technology). The music is dark, minimal, cold and funny at the same time. They apply their few sounds like a surgeon cuts with his knife (or razorblade for that matter!). Thus they achieve maximum impact upon the unwary listener. The music isn't fast as in 320bpm-fast, but it feels extraordinarily 'hard' and edgy. Strong stuff for sure. But served with the right amounts of irony and cynicism to top it off. Their Gesahmtkunstwerk really is a perfect record and one of the few worthy! extensions to Kraftwerk's own impressive catalogue. A classic! 10/10

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