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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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Monolake – Cinemascope
Monolake is Robert Henke, who makes beautiful music. He's the guy who co-created this software, Ableton Live, which everybody uses in electronic music now. He's a thinking person.

I listen to this record a lot at home – I don't listen to hard stuff at home, though I play hard! At home I like to experience creativity, and there's a lot of room in what he does – we could call it 'sound architecture'. We always claimed we were sound architects when we first started, because of the sampling thing, and the impact of the dynamics and the different colours we put in a song we've sampled. And Monolake is the same – it takes you behind these columns of sound, this space. There is space in Young Gods records – silence is part of our music.


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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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