Monday, November 16, 2009

Pour Le Merite - The Dead Baron

The Dead Baron
Pour le Mérite
LAZ003 - CD ($6)

"The Baron is not all that he appears. On the surface, his lo-fi drum and bass thrashings appear as senseless sonic soldiers reaking their merciless, discordant onslaught. Digging deeper, however, you start to see the class through the chaos. Take the title of the album, for example. If you've been reading up on your Prussian military history, you know that Pour le Mérite, which translates literally to "for the merit", was the highest honor an officer could receive circa World War I. A similarly titled order was also given for contributions on science and art. Notable recipients of this civil-class award included Charles Darwin, Johannes Brahms, and Albert Einstein. What does this all have to do with badass noise rock? Absolutely nothing, and that's why it's awesome. Professionally pressed and imprinted compact disc goodness with authentically scorched cover insert. A limited number of CDs also contain a foam glider."

OUT OF PRINT - Email if you're interested, I might still have a copy laying around!