Con, Conrad Schnitzler was working with shorter, even more structured tracks and bringing on board his collaborator Wolfgang Seidel (aka Wolf Sequenza) to make this great album, which remains one of his most accessible.
Even as an attempt to make an electro pop album of sorts, Consequenz still couldn't be mistaken for anyone else. Twelve instrumental tracks, averageing about four minutes each, were self-released in a stickered white sleeve, each of them establishing a single idea and playing it out with little variation or superfluous ornamentation. Synth burbles and squeaks percolate around freely, ensuring that each track never feels quite as static as the clipped, robotic rhythms might suggest. Fellow fans of pre-Dare Human League should definitely check out Afghanistan, for my money the most effective and evocative high point of this brilliant set of studies in cyborg avant-pop.
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