2nd LP by this melodic post-punk band from Berlin.
Our take: Second LP from this dark post-punk band from Germany. As before, Aus takes influence from bands like Xmal Deutschland and Siouxsie and the Banshees with their tom-heavy drumming, melodic bass lines and simple, hypnotic keyboard and guitar melodies. The rhythms are angular, and when combined with the icy, spoke-sung vocals my mind also goes to Lithics, though Aus aren’t as angular in their angular moments or as transcendent in their melodic ones. If you come to this record looking for big pop hooks, this might not do it for you, but if you throw this on at a healthy volume late at night with only candlelight, it’ll hit the spot.