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Rhythmische Beobachter

Woodstock, 80’s and Today

Rhythmische Beobachter, the most unknown band in Germany, are now publishing their fifth album “The Live Trance and Dance Sessions @ Digital Underground Studios” along the hit-track “Friends (Radio Cut)”, which is their fourth single under the label “Appartment Entertainment”.

The past
Keep rolling, rolling and rolling: the story of Rhythmische Beobachter starts back in 1979, at a time when most listeners and readers weren’t even born yet, yet is to be considered as the beginning of one of the most productive episodes of pop history. At times along the years, Beefeen, Gogo and played solo, at other times together in form of Marionettes, Ski und der Rest, Kontakt Pure and since 2003 as the infamous Rhythmische Beobachter. Latest, since 2016 without their lead singer Fredy Grosser.

What’s now
Their current style of tunes is a distillate of a long development, running through genres like Post-Punk, No Wave, Electronic, Fake Jazz and Trance-Rock, yet always with a pinch of pop. Journalists like M.A. Konitzer recognised the style of Rhythmische Beobachter as “Darth Pop”. Their recordings are solely based on freely improvised live sessions, all recorded in their “Digital Underground Studio”. The results are just a small hint of how attuned the trio is performing.