Another German band/project appeared during the last days and made me listen to them. They call oneself Die Wilde Jagd (The Wild Hunt) and it a collaboration of two guy met in Düsseldorf at a meeting place for new and established musicians and artists at the so called as Germany's postpunk Hacienda. Their music is full of small references to local acts of the 80 such as Kraftwerk, NEU!, DAF, Liaison Dangereuses, Pyrolator and The Krupps. Their soundscape is marked by repetitive guitar loops, electronic percussion, drums and synthesizers. Most of the songs are grounded by crystalline beats and their pulsing bass lines. Their name is based on a German myth I had my mother to ask for if she knows something about it. And she agreed that it is an old legend that every year anew, during the so called Rauhnächte (those harsh nights between Christmas and Twelfth Day), the Wild Hunt rides across the country: raucous, jeering hunters from the netherworld, whose path is better not to cross. I love the myth and the music as well. Don't be afraid of the sound.
Die Wilde Jagd - Wah Wah Wallenstein
Die Wilde Jagd - Der Elektrische Reiter
Die Wilde Jagd - Morgenrot