Von Südenfed

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Von Südenfed
Origin Manchester, UK
Düsseldorf, Germany
Genres Electronic, post-punk
Years active 2007
Labels Domino
Associated acts The Fall
Mouse on Mars
Members Mark E. Smith
Andi Toma
Jan St. Werner

Von Südenfed is a collaboration between Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner (of Mouse on Mars), and Mark E. Smith, leader and vocalist of The Fall.

History[edit]

The three first collaborated on a 2004 12" double A-side entitled "Wipe that Sound"/"Cut the Gain", which was released on the Sonig label. This was followed by a full-length album, Tromatic Reflexxions, released on Domino Records in 2007, with two singles being drawn from the album.

The collaboration might seem unlikely in that the artists are from two very different musical genres. It has drawn comparisons to John Lydon's collaboration with Leftfield on the track "Open Up", which is similar in spirit, if not in sound.[1]

Von Südenfed have been compared to LCD Soundsystem in reviews; Mark E. Smith expressed displeasure at this comparison in interviews, and drew attention to the fact that LCD Soundsystem are heavily influenced by The Fall.[1]

In December 2007, Mark E. Smith advised The Fall online website that he had been "sacked" in a statement defending the cancellation of two December 2007 shows due to illness.[2] However, the group have performed since and Smith has indicated that a second album is probable.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • "Wipe That Sound" 12" single (as "Mouse on Mars feat. Mark E. Smith") (2004)
  • "Fledermaus Can't Get It" 12" single (2007)
  • Tromatic Reflexxions CD/LP (2007)
  • "The Rhinohead" b/w "Slow Down Ronnie" 12" single (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Wire magazine issue no. 279
  2. ^ "The Fall online - latest Fall news". The Fall online. 14 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-26. PS. I got the sack from sud 
  3. ^ The Fall online - latest Fall News

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