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CD Review: prinzhorn dance school

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Artist: prinzhorn dance school
Album: prinzhorn dance school
Label: Astralwerks/DFA
Release Date: 08/28/2007

Dear DFA, why wasn't there a label like you around in 1990 when me and my friends had about 15 pretentious and arty bands exactly like prinzhorn dance school? If anything, I love this prinzhorn dance school album because it perfectly preserves the memories of skinny black-clad, cheap red wine swilling art scoundrels the world over. Minimalist and repetitive, most of the tunes are just bass and drums, or bass and guitar, with shouty verses of two or so stanzas, perfect if you are drunk, or on meth or both.

The album is stunningly simple and uncomplicated - my 3 year old gets it and I can't argue with that. Now we both stomp around and shout out the songs together while his sohpisticated and disapproving 5 year old sister watches until, she too is forced to join in.

Check out another track here:
prinzhorn dance school - "you are the space invader"




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