Albums

Dessau - Exercise In Tension Cover-Design Dessau Exercise In Tension (Album) Carlyle Records Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Dessau - Dessau Cover-Design Dessau Dessau (Album) Mausoleum US 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
9868-63199-2 Dessau - Details Sketchy Cover-Design Dessau Details Sketchy(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63199-2 US 1995 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

none Dessau - Red Languages Cover-Design Dessau Red Languages(12") Not On Label none US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Dessau - Happy Mood Cover-Design Dessau Happy Mood (EP) Faction Records US 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
CR-5588-1 Dessau - Isolation Cover-Design Dessau Isolation(12") Carlyle Records CR-5588-1 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
CR-288 Dessau - Mad Hog Cover-Design Dessau Mad Hog(12") Carlyle Records CR-288 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
Dessau - Beijing / Europe Light (Remix) Cover-Design Dessau Beijing / Europe Light (Remix) Carlyle Records US 1990 Diese Version verkaufen

Compilations

WTII053 Dessau - The Truth Hurts 1985-2000 Cover-Design Dessau The Truth Hurts 1985-2000(CD, Comp) WTII Records WTII053 US 2009 Diese Version verkaufen

Miscellaneous

MAJC-60029-4 Dessau - Free Sampler Cover-Design Voïvod / Dessau Voïvod / Dessau - Free Sampler(Cass, Promo) Mausoleum Records MAJC-60029-4 US 1996 Diese Version verkaufen

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industrialgyrl

industrialgyrl

12. März 2006
geändert over 14 years ago
Its sad that this artist is already long-forgotten for most. I for one still appreciate the beauty of their work especially their self-titled second album. Honestly, Exercise In Tension was simply that: an exercise; practice, for their next album that would be their masterpiece. I still revisit it often enough not to forget the feelings I had the first time I ever popped this disc into my player almost a decade ago. Generally regarded as a lesser Ministry, if Dessau had had as prolific a career and as many releases (and side-projects for that matter) as Ministry I could even say that I could find myself a bigger fan, but alas Dessau cut it short way too soon. They remain one of those "good ole industrial bands" from the 90s whose magic will never be recaptured in the future (at least I dont foresee it happening). Their cover of Joy Division's Isolation, in my opinion outdoes the original, as blasphemous as that may sound. Sun 90 is a song not to be missed for its anthemic beauty and rolling percussion; almost tribal.

Always with high production values and innovation despite being in amongst a huge mishmash of bands of similar subgenre (coldwave).

Also noteworthy was the brilliant songwriting. From Spinning On My Head: "Truth is beauty. Or ugly as you will. I am alone. I am. All I know.".

They are a band to go back and check out again, or for the first time for that matter in case you were too busy with your Ministry records back then to notice.

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