d a f Für Immer (CD, £10.50)label: Gronland
In 1982, DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) released fifth album ‘Für Immer’, their third in the space of a year and half, then promptly split up. Despite the band’s meteoric career, the Düsseldorf twosome left its mark, creating bare bones pulsing electronic music that delighted in both stiff dancefloor experimentation and homoerotic tease. Though the album is overall moodier than the previous two, it still has its share of lighthearted numbers, such as a re-recording of the band’s first single, ‘Kebabträume’ (initially issued when DAF still used guitars), or ‘Prinzessin’, which comes dangerously close to a love song - or at least what passed for a love song in 1982 Düsseldorf.
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