Germ Class: self-titled tape (Night People, 2015)July 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
German Army can be incredibly hard to keep track of, with dozens of tapes as well as side projects. A lot of these get pretty demanding for the listener, musically, but Germ Class seems to be a bit more accessible. The tape insert says it also includes members of Dunes (who I’m not familiar with), and a lot of the (short) songs on this tape have slow, uncluttered, but sometimes bassy drum machine beats, some drifting guitars and vocals, and lots of space. There’s some delay clouds, and some mysterious muttering voices, but overall this seems closer to Seefeel than GeAr’s Residents/CabVolt-ish haunted industrial. It’s easy to lose track of time listening to this, even though it’s not very long.