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DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT The Kleinen Und Die BosenMute records are re-releasing four albums by the very influential German precursors of hard electronica music from the likes of Front 242, Die Krupps and Nitzer Ebb. After recording their debut album "Die Kleinen Und Die Bosen" (the first ever release on Mute) DAF slimmed down from a four-piece to a duo, and managed to release a further three albums, in little more than 18 months. The DAF sex machine lived on, inspiring those who were drawn to their uncompromising blend of punk electronica, long after the band's demise in 1982.

What DAF gave to electronic music was aggressive and confrontational, washing away the counter-culture hippiness of Can and Tangerine Dream, and the machine deftness of Kraftwerk. Live they would sweat enthusiasm stripped to the waste or fully dressed in leather camp futurism. Listening to "Die Kleinen..." now, it is easy to hear references a plenty. But like the recent release of Suicide, it a pleasant reminder of my long lost youth.