AWOTT - Ivan
Moscow’s berserk Asian Women On The Telephone formed as a duo in 2007, and have since expanded (in all directions) to a sextet, with stage names worthy of Smegma — Oriental Yid (drums, guitar), Good Enough Freundin (guitar, vocal, drums), Brown Polizei (keyboards, voice, bass), Divine Gift (percussion, voice), Mutter Land (drums, percussion, bass), and Lewd Primat (bass, voice). Many of their insane, extremely theatrical performances are available on YouTube. The closest easy comparison to extant sounds would be to some of the weirder outfits of the Neue Deutsch Welle — with hints of Malaria!, Abwarts, Die Tödliche Doris and the like. The music is alternately spacey and rhythmic with classic neo-industrial underpinnings, sputum-rich vocals and thick gobs of string and/or key noise. Impenetrable song-titles, mysterious graphics, zero information… what more could any fan of mystery aktion ask for?