Plastikstrom | EBM / Minimal / Germany
The future of PLASTIKSTROM was probably predetermined when equipped with a crystal ball and clairvoyant skills, a writer from Thuringia wrote a concert review of the Reutlingen Goth rock band Darc Entries in 1997: “... understand Matthias Günzler (vocals) and Jürgen Schips (synths + programming) their craft so good that there seems to be a risk that they could leave the band and tour the country as a synth-goth duo in the future. " What the author didn't know was that PLASTIKSTROM already existed back then as a side project but only left the dark depths of the rehearsal room after the end of Darc Entries in 2001. So the predicted future has come true and many claim that PLASTIKSTROM sound like Electro, Minimal, New Wave or Dark Wave ... and what can you say? You are all right, because Matthias Günzler (vocals) and Jürgen Schips (programming and synthesizer) were influenced by punk, new wave and underground music of the 80s / 90s and all these influences are reflected in their songs. PLASTIKSTROM go their own way and do not correspond to any cliché. The expressive, powerful and un-distorted singing with German lyrics forms an unmistakable symbiosis with the music, which stands out from the electronic monotony and unites both the melancholy coldness of the New Wave and the harshness of punk. This mixture especially develops its unique power and atmosphere on stage.