The Notwist is the self-titled debut album from the German musical group The Notwist. The record presents a side of the band which has subsided considerably during their recent recordings. Early incarnations of the group saw them exploring very broad avenues of punk and metal, while they would later veer more toward an abstract electronic and indie feel.
Very little of their later, more popular sound is present on this, their first album. So for fans who are working their way through the back catalog, be forewarned that this bears no resemblance to the band you like. Despite this, The Notwist stands on its own as a thrashy and punky record with flailing drums, fun singalongs, and screaming guitar solos. Opener "Is It Fear?" is the highlight, a throwback to the raw punk scree of the Ruts, with a chunky start-stop riff, barely intelligible singing, and straight-up muscle
The Notwist is a German indie rock band. Formed in 1989 in Weilheim, Germany, the band moved through several musical incarnations despite maintaining a relatively stable lineup.
The best album by The Notwist is Neon Golden which is ranked number 1,207 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,011. The Notwist is ranked number 855 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 2,383. Members who like this artist also like: My Bloody Valentine, Portishead and Boards Of Canada. The Notwist-Close to the Glass VINYL NEW Condition: New. Time left: 1d 1h 21m 33s. Ships to: Worldwide.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|1||Is It Fear?
Backing Vocals – Evil David
Backing Vocals – Christoph Merk
|4||Crack It Open|
|6||K. Das Devil|
|9||I've Not Forgotten You|
|10||M. Del Terror|
|12||Think For Yourself
Backing Vocals – Evil David
|13||Nothing Like You|
- Bass – Micha Acher
- Composed By – Markus Acher (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 13), Micha Acher (tracks: 6)
- Drums – Martin Messerschmid
- Lyrics By – C. Merk* (tracks: 12), Markus Acher (tracks: 1 to 11, 13)
- Photography By [Cover] – Katja Schroeder
- Photography By [Other] – Tommi Kamlah
- Vocals, Guitar – Markus Acher
NotesIm Vertrieb von Cargo Records Germany.
Song #6 is spelled slightly different on the CD (K. das Devil) and on the cover (K das Devil).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 005902 602020
- Label Code: LC 8297
- Matrix / Runout: A37.656
- Other: SBW 355.0003.2
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