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ARTIST
TITLE
Das Polyphone Rauschen
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
WIRED 008LP WIRED 008LP
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RELEASE DATE
2/2/2010

LP version. This is the debut full-length release by the Zürich/Munich-based duo Isabel Reiß and Viola Thiele aka Lady Mosh and Posh Mosh aka Mosh Mosh. Following their EP on Echokammer, they now twist pop-feminism into another dimension with Das Polyphone Rauschen. Mosh Mosh deliver cracking sounds, heavy bass lines, and driving trash beats. Again and again, they let new wave affinities vanish inside electronic dub chambers. With Das Polyphone Rauschen (on which you can find three remixes) they establish new rules of play in the field of "concept albums" -- the queer/glam duo's programmed polyphony. Deeply inspired by their work with electro-acts such as Hitlmeyer Inc., Knarf Rellöm, Trinity, Miss Le Bomb, Heidi Mortenson, Lesbians On Ecstasy, and G. Rizo, Mosh Mosh make sure their tracks are always funky and kinky. Referencing Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks in "We Are No Freaks," praising the advantages of "Robotic Love" in the underground disco, or extraterrestrials in "The Mooon," Mosh Mosh proclaim their cross-field utopianism -- half hip-hop art-electro, half theatrical or spoken-word performance backed by an eclectic array of skronky electronics. "Lovely And Nice" reveals some deep-house elegance that swings and floats in the direction of dub, remixed here by Lesbians On Ecstasy, who mutated the number into an unrecognizable Baile/ghetto funk bass monster. There's a love song to a pony ("Pony's Perm") that boasts an extremely sexy, '60s groove, "Love Otter" with psychedelic electronic underwater sounds, and "Im Keller," built on nostalgic new wave embellishments that crumble away into a cheeky punk choir. Carrying a torch for Le Tigre, Missy Elliott, and even Johnny Cash, Mosh Mosh churn out bass-heavy, schizophrenic electronics embellished with sweet melodies and absurdist, girly vocal rants.