Tuesday, 10 May 2016

DIE X AGENTEN - Im Lichtermeer 1982

This is one of my primary records and I'm glad I can listen up at any time original sounding from this Hamburg punk/wave band X-Agenten and their song "Wanderer" is well known by any NDW fan. I remember a friend of mine had this record and we have heard this song up and down and I was then quite funny about this song because it has not much to say and the music is very monoton and I thought they're a typical useless NDW band. Today, however, I like the song really well. I discovered their first LP many years ago at a record fair and took them with me and I think the album has with NDW not much to do, fast punky pieces, little ska and pop elements makes 'Im Lichtermeer' by far do not sound so shallow and superficial, they have brilliant lyrics too and the music of the X-Agenten fits nicely into the year 1982, when German underground music under the name of the Neue Deutsche Welle enjoyed their day, although at that time also a lot of pop and related genres NDW were called and a lot of shit was thrown on the market. A year later, Durch Die Wüste, the second album was released tends more into a pop sound, but it's still far away from the drunken-society-normed shit, you know. Unfortunately, completely underestimated in my opinion, because they were a band with many facets and this makes them very interesting and still worth hearing nowadays.

8 comments:

  1. super Platte, kann man immer hören! haben Anfang April mal wieder in HH gespielt...

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    1. warst du da???? wundert mich dass es die noch gibt

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    2. nein, das ist mir zu weit weg :-)
      ich denke die Band gibt es wieder wie so viele andere...da fällt mir ein OH87 hatten auch mal gespielt...da war ich leider auch nicht...

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  2. Well, Let's hear it then...thank you and nice week

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  3. Cool blog!
    Any chance to share this one in flac or 320 cbr?
    cheers
    soundmill

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    1. Sorry no, for this I have no time.
      try this: http://www.freemake.com/de/free_audio_converter/

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  4. Ok, pity...
    Although encoding the original ripped (wav/aiff) to flac or 320 cbr does take the same time and effort :)
    Anyhow, thanks for the reply.
    soundmill
    PS: changing from a low to a high quality mp3 is obviously a no no....

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  5. I would not necessarily say this, but 192K/bit is good enough for me. Use the converter, I think it works fine.

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