Taking influences from Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, and ENO/Bowie, Die Gesunden was one of the first Neue Deutsche Welle outfits. The self-titled LP was released in 1982 on Innovative Communication which was the independent record label formed by Klaus Schulze in 1978 after Klaus became very interested in the earliest Berlin Neue Deutsche Welle bands (such as Ideal, etc). The LP is a diverse collection of songs that display a jagged electronic quality showcased throughout with hints of power electronics mixed with synth pop. The opener "Die Gesunden Kommen" is an upbeat track with bouncing synth leads atop treated percussion with whispered lyrics. The second track "Leutnant Miller" displays some of the aforementioned power electronics harshness with pleasant electronic melodies and commanding vocals. "Sometimes/Manchmal" is a slow and minimal track with emotional vocals and mutated synth parts with monotonous tones that are quite entrancing. Overall, the record is a very diverse listen and will surely appeal to fans of early Neue Deutsche Welle (early Der Plan) as well as proto-industrial and experimental new wave. Contains bonus track of cover of "Waiting For My Man". This reissue is presented on high-quality 180gram opaque "baby pink" vinyl. Features slight alteration and reinterpretation of the original front cover and redesigned back cover. Limited edition.
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