Introducing Vizediktator from the Strassen of the urban wilderness of Kreutzberg, Berlin with its seedy and funky history and where this trio grew up and came to life. They’re a grungy street pop and post-new wave neo-Krautpunk band. Their latest EP is Rausch (intoxication) and the gentleman on the cover knows a thing or two about it. Experience this trio and delirium tremens isn’t going be that far out of reach for you either. This wild threesome’s all about rapid fire tunes that clock in at less than three and as biting as a minute and a half. (Go to the Klo and you’ll miss half their gig.) Stream the song «Glaube Liebe Hoffnung», hefty subjects but nevertheless all over and done with in all of 1:49.
Apparently they’re football fans and an all-out high speed attack is their game plan. Some of their lyrics vehemently decry capitalism and fascism. Clearly they’ve had it with either but their anger’s expressed with acerbic and sometimes funny lines and it’s their way to amplify their socio-political concerns. Husky vocals, feverish and billowing guitar forays are pushed higher and higher by frugal bass lines topping off precise drum eruptions. Lyrically, some songs demolish any hope for a nice and easy resolution. Rhythmically, Benni H., Hanes G. and Marco D.’s. start out discordant but lead you through a raucous main body to a ray of hope in the shape of jubilant conclusions.
Immediate and honest and fresh pieces coming from the famous Berliner Schnauze. And with the swift Glaube Liebe Hoffnung (Faith Love Hope), perhaps pointing to a better 2017. Might as well place your bet on those cards.