German / European Goth / Post Punk from April 1983. Formed in 1982, the members of Belfegore had their origins in equally notable projects, including Nichts and Die Krupps. They were part of Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave)
Short-lived but hugely influential, Belfegore was the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and singer Meikel Clauss. Creating the same dark atmosphere as The Cure and Bauhaus, with melodic bass and treated guitar. The rest of the line-up included Siggi Sessenhausen,(drums) Michael Grund and Walter Jaeger (Synth and Bass – uncredited). Recorded in Can’s Inner Space Studio in Cologne. It was recorded with René Tinner and Grund
“Glashaus” is swirling Goth. “Herz Atmet Echos” Mutant Dub with Tribal beats, “Deutsche Mark’n Bein” starts off like The Moomins!!! Distorted vocals like The Fall. The tempo is dropped for the more Goth “Ridiculous”, melancholic with spoken lyrics. The title track is quite Punk (well Post Punk) “WOW” brings on the funk, P-Funk almost. “Schattenwelt” is heavier with shouty lyrics and buzz saw guitar effects. The following track is quite experimental in the vein of early Einsturzende Neubauten, atmospheric and dark. Closing track, “Tod Durch Die Blume” is a driving Goth / Punk along the lines of The Birthday Party.
A diverse treat.
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Pure Freude – PF 28 CK 14
|A1||Mensch Oder Gott||3:50|
|A3||Herz Atmet Echos||4:13|
|A4||Deutsche Mark’n Bein||2:24|
|B1||A Dog Is Born||2:38|
|B4||Der Fall Des IQ||2:40|
|B5||Tod Durch Die Blume||3:51|