Siemers - "Inter Pares" (Push The Button Records 2002, PTB02)
From Aural Innovations #23 (April 2003)
A 43 track CDR described as "punk/improv/rhythmical/ambient/noise from past and present", Siemers is a German avant-garde punk/noise outfit claiming to have existed since 1957. For those who are fans of Einstürzende Neübaten's industrial works, Deathsquad UK's noise and EBM flavored workouts or Ulver's post black-metal works like "Perdition City", Siemers must seem to hit the mark. Quite exciting and experimental, the 43 compositions here seem to echo a tight and workmanlike approach to making modern and experimental music. It's possibly the lost soundtrack to the last generation of goths, what more can I say? They do surprisingly do a violent cover of The Kinks "You Really Got Me" which also kicks ass. What more can you ask for? "Inter pares" is indeed an intellectually stimulating work. Recommended.
For more information you can visit the Push The Button Records web site at: http://www.pushthebutton.cjb.net.
You can buy the CDR or download on the net for free.
Contact via snail mail c/o Rasmus Svensson; Föreningsgatan 57; 211 52 Malmö; Sweden.
Reviewed by Christian Mumford