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Only Heaven: Franz Treichler Of The Young Gods' Favourite Albums
John Mullen , January 16th, 2014 10:29

The Swiss industrial trio's frontman gives John Mullen a whistle-stop tour of his favourite 13 records

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Brian Eno - The Shutov Assembly
I could mention many Eno records, like Ambient 4: On Land…, but The Shutov Assembly is not as well-known, and it's beautiful – it's like a sound and light installation.

For me, it's typical, ambient Eno. He is always on the edge of being kitsch or tacky, and also fantastic at the same time. He is always on this edge, but he masters being on this edge. For me, this record is a canvas or an exhibition with ten different pictures. It's like he has chosen his palette with only a few colours, and he is doing something brilliant with it. There is a lot of finesse in this record.

Eno was very important for me – he is someone who typically makes the music go a step further without being a virtuoso. He is a bit of a theorist, but he's also a man of action.


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Eleventhvolume
Jan 17, 2014 7:16pm

Saw the Young Gods early on in Glasgow and Switzerland. Great selection, particularly Rhythm & Sound's first and of course Agharta.

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Bewar3them00n
Jan 17, 2014 9:10pm

I saw the Young Gods at the Sheffield Leadmill, wow! Mesmeric.. !!! Like Jim Morrison fronting an electronic enfused Stooges, all your favourite bands, distilled, rolled up, spat out in technicolour, within touching distance, that voice,that, voice!. Franz exudes the coolness of the Lizard King and he has a cool record collection to boot, most of my favourite things! Right, I'm off to dig out L'Eau Rouge.... D'accord?

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Taun Aengus
Jan 18, 2014 5:23pm

OK OK this is WAY too weird---this guy is like channeling my life and listening. Well-except for Cat Powers. Good on ya'
Keep up the great music.

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Tim
Jan 20, 2014 8:14am

L.A. Woman, Meddle, White Chalk... nice!

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window breaker
Jan 21, 2014 10:26pm

The Young Gods - one of best, still in my opinion underrated european bands. Lots of much more famous musicians owe them

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art damij
Feb 4, 2014 8:13pm

Great list,GREAT voice,great frontman,great band.
THUMBS UP.

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Dale Haskell
Dec 30, 2014 3:33am

What,no CAN?

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