Mit - Coda (3 stars)

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Mit - Coda

(Half Machine)

ELECTRO PUNK

If you thought Krautrock had moved to New York and taken up permanent residence in James Murphy’s basement, you’re (almost) entirely mistaken. Defending German incumbency over lengthy electronic tripouts, ritual synth abuse and all things minimal are these three Cologne teenagers: the bastard children of Can, Kraftwerk and NEU!

The punky, dancier moments of MIT’s full-length debut could actually sit quite comfortably in the DFA stable, ‘Park’ and ‘Kleur’ included. The rest is an impressively spirited contemporary take on distinctly motorik sensibilities, from the dissonant and wholly creepy ‘Beispiel’ to ‘Genau an Diesem Abend’, which is so minimal it’s barely even there.

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