The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Various Artists

l’Age d’Or

Just about every compilation of German music I’ve heard reveals that the country’s interests run deeper than the mindless techno and menacing industrial that seems to make the charts. This collection of tracks from German powerhouse l’Age d’Or (“the German Sub Pop/Matador,” declares the sticker on the outside) weaves through a lot of unthinkable permutations, like Stella’s “Tomorrow I’ll Be Perfect (US High School Mix),” a tune that brings to mind the chirpy optimism of the Human League’s “Fascination.” Fink gives us Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” plucked on the banjo and slide guitar. Tocotronic spice their transitions between full-on-wall-of-sound and gentle acoustic balladry with loops that sound like the disc may be skipping. Extremely creative and magnificently diverse, this is worth seeking out.

http://www.lado.de

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Nala Sinephro
    Nala Sinephro

    Space 1.8 (Warp Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Looped
    Looped

    A fading film star still can turn up the heat in this outrageous comedy.

  • The Book of Merman
    The Book of Merman

    A parody musical about a parody musical about a parody religion.

  • Flood Twin
    Flood Twin

    Flood Twin. Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Los Lobos
    Los Lobos

    Native Sons (New West). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Adam Bloom
    Adam Bloom

    Sugar Sweet (Indie). Review by Christopher Long.

  • Alonso Ruizpalacios
    Alonso Ruizpalacios

    Generoso speaks with director Alonso Ruizpalacios, whose dynamic new feature, A Cop Movie, utilizes a unique and effective hybrid documentary style to examine police corruption in and around Mexico City. A Cop Movie was the winner of the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival.

  • Sarah McQuaid
    Sarah McQuaid

    The St. Buryan Sessions (Shovel and a Spade Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Hearty Har
    Hearty Har

    Radio Astro (BMG). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Junkwraith
    Junkwraith

    A young woman abandons a promising skating career only to be chased by her inner demons.

From the Archives