review a3kultur english

“Blixa Bargeld and Kurt Schwitters fight for the supremacy in a demoniac’s head and then finally have some ecstatic sex in his oral cavity.The demoniac is Martin Lau, and his album »Numen« is transgressive, unsettling and made upon a tonal diversity that easily soaks in mathcore, techno, church chorals and Stockhausen – and all of this done only by the organs of speech! With such unmistakable handy – pardon: mouthy – mastership this CD, released on Atemwerft, does something that pop music does much too rarely: to ask radical questions. For example that question about what speech actually is and how speech differentiates human beings from other lifeforms.”

(Gerald Fiebig, translation by Martyn Schmidt)

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