|Some or all of this article's listed sources may not be reliable. (January 2011)|
|Genres||Futurepop, EBM, synthpop|
|Labels||Dancing Ferret Discs|
|Members||Sascha Mario Klein
Henning Verlage (2003–present)
Neuroticfish is a German musical project whose styles were borrowed from electronic body music, futurepop, and synthpop, as well as other types of electronic music. It released its music on the Dancing Ferret Discs record label.
On July 20, 2012, Neuroticfish announced that work on a new album had begun, tentatively scheduled for release in 2013. After numerous delays, "A Sign of Life" was released on March 27, 2015.
Neuroticfish's sole member was Sascha Mario Klein. Klein cited his musical inspirations as such bands as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, and Depeche Mode, and began experimenting with music on his own in the early 90s. After starting Neuroticfish, Klein did not make the typical efforts of a musician to send out a demo; instead, he relied on the internet to release and promote his music. Klein was eventually offered a place on a synthpop sampler called A Reflexion of Synthpop, which allowed the project to gain popularity within the club scene.
The project gained some notoriety for two songs—"Black Again" and "Prostitute"—containing the sample "Electronic body music is dead", which Neuroticfish adopted as a catchphrase. The single "The Bomb" contains advertisement for the band's website, www.ebmisdead.com.
On 4 January 2008, the official Neuroticfish MySpace page announced that the band would cease to exist after its performance at the 2008 Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. On 12 May, the official web site for the project stated that the musical project had been "closed".
On March 13, 2013, a new Song (“Former Me”) was released on Soundcloud.
On July 4, 2013, the band revealed a new track off the upcoming album (“Illusion of Home”) on Soundcloud, which received more than 1000 plays in the first 24 hours of being uploaded. In an interview with South African music news website Downtuned.co.za a few days later, the band confirmed that the album title would be “A Sign of Life”, and that the band was aiming for release later in the year. Although it would be delayed, the album saw release on March 27, 2015.
- No Instruments (1999)
- No Instruments Second Edition (2000)
- Les Chansons Neurotiques (2002)
- Gelb (2005)
- A Greater Good (History 1998-2008) (Best of) (2008)
- A Sign Of Life (2015)
- WakeMeUp! (2001)
- Need / It’s Not Me (2002)
- Bomb (2005)
- Limited Behaviour (2013)
- Neuroticfish calls it quits
- Neuroticfish: Project closed!
- Neuroticfish Official Site
- Neuroticfish Official Facebook Page
- Neuroticfish on Myspace
- Neuroticfish discography at MusicBrainz
- Neuroticfish discography at Discogs