PoP Campaign – Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude is such a wonderful word that English borrows from German. It’s one of those great composite words that the German language loves, with a literal translation of “damage joy”. But we use it to describe the malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else’s misfortune. And the run of consonants gives it an onomatopoeia-like quality.

Quite what it has to do with a bright shiny synth pop tune is anyone’s guess. You might remember we had a track from PoP Campaign a couple of months ago with a free download – here. Well, the Scottish duo, now based in Berlin, have their Kraut Popping LP out on Valentine’s Day and to whet your appetite Schadenfreude is available as a download. It’s an analogue synth fest, reminding me of early Yazoo but instrumental.

Download: PoP Campaign – Schadenfreude (mediafire)

Blurb: Rarely do new artists rise above their hype, but there are a select few whose music is grounded enough in  influences to be considered credible and yet forward-thinking enough to cut through any false and fleeting accolades. The emerging Berlin duo PoP Campaign is such an artist, and the debut album, Kraut Popping, is a mix of the familiar (synth pop, krautrock, techno) and the youthful frontiers of the unknown (tracks like the lead off single “Herzlich Willkommen”). From top to bottom the album is stacked with pop music as filtered through analog soundscapes that defies simple comparisons to other contemporary artists. In addition to the wicked tunes, the duo also has killer stage presence, making PoP Campaign ones to watch in 2012.



~ by acidted on January 28, 2012.

2 Responses to “PoP Campaign – Schadenfreude”

  1. really like this, kept wanting an artfully disinterested vocal to come in though

  2. […] Ummm… Lost mesself there. Anyhow, the Scottish duo who released Kraut Popping back in February are now back with a new […]

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