The album opens with the anthem 'How Low', immediately followed by the brilliant 'Ich Steh' im Regen', which might be one of his most industrial-feeling songs. He played this song live at Porta Nigra a few months ago (read that review too) and I remember being pissed-off because I didn't have this song in my collection, yet. It's a damn grinding tune, repetitive, harsh and hypnotic. That's how I like my Deutsch Nepal.
'Institution' is a gloomy but melodic song, a bit of a surprise maybe. I've rarely heard Lina B. Doll sing so good. We all know he isn't really a nightingale but apparently he can be really good as a vocalist. Then again, who gives a damn about vocals when the music is this good. 'Social Report' for example, is a nice piece of experimental electronic music, reminding me of acts like Autechre. Yes, Autechre. Don't ask me why.
'Rommel I Love You' once again shows the dramatic, repetitive and somewhat harsh approach we all come to appreciate so much from this Swedish act. 'Janitor' is a strange, minimalistic and gloomy ambient tune and 'Victum Vermis' adds 'dark' to that ambient feel. 'In the Other End of the Bottle' is another quite emotional anthem, again with great vocals. 'The Lonely Comming Down' reminds me of eighties dark electronic acts like Suicide.
And then things suddenly take a strange turn. 'We shall Live Again' has a doom metal feel while 'To The Earth' sounds like Deutsch Nepal discovered synthpop. The whole thing even ends with a piece of distorted classical music in 'Rapist Park Junction'. Oh well, it's a Deutsch Nepal album, what else would you expect? Fans: buy it! Other people: shut up.