Tocsin (album)

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Tocsin
TocsinCD.jpg
Studio album by Xmal Deutschland
Released 25 June 1984
Recorded Livingston Studios, London 1984
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 47:09
Label 4AD
Producer Mick Glossop
Xmal Deutschland chronology
Fetisch
(1983)
Tocsin
(1984)
Viva
(1987)
Singles from Tocsin
  1. "Incubus Succubus II"
    Released: September 1983

Tocsin is the second studio album by the post-punk band Xmal Deutschland. It was released in June 1984 on 4AD.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

AllMusic awarded Tocsin four-and-a-half stars out of five, praising the album as "a creative high point, a teutonic marriage of Siouxsie and the Banshees' inviting goth-pop and the majestic sonic spaces of the Cocteau Twins."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Xmal Deutschland.

No. Title Length
1. "Mondlicht" 5:03
2. "Eiland" 5:31
3. "Reigen" 3:59
4. "Tag Für Tag" 4:51
5. "Augen•Blick" 3:50
6. "Begrab Mein Herz" 3:01
7. "Nachtschatten" 3:56
8. "Xmass in Australia" 3:14
9. "Derwisch" 4:32
Bonus tracks on CD reissue
No. Title Length
10. "Incubus Succubus II" 4:45
11. "Vito" 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • Vocals: Anja Huwe
  • Guitars: Manuela Rickers
  • Keyboards: Fiona Sangster
  • Bass: Wolfgang Ellerbrock
  • Drums: Petter Bellendir (tracks 1-9); Manuela Zwingman (tracks 10 and 11)
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "Tocsin - Xmal Deutschland - AllMusic". Retrieved 18 June 2015.