Wednesday, January 27, 2010
23. Neon Golden – The Notwist (2002)
(Taken from the SCQ review:)
2002’s Neon Golden unleashed my unaware love for German Electro-pop – a passion that would later introduce me to Ulrich Schnauss, Apparat, and the majority of the Morr Music roster – and became my mystery-band of the year. Its programmed beats were so punctuated amid string flourishes, weaving in and out of tempered atmospherics, that one couldn’t help but be hooked after a single listen. But what kept Neon Golden so dear to heart after six years in obscurity is certainly in the lyrical and vocal talents of ringleader Marcus Acher, whose obscure turns of phrases and passionless singing are but a few in a bag of Acher oddities. A tremendous breakthrough.