Category Archives: KMFDM

Robert Stark talks to Pilleater about Depech Mode’s Spirit Album











Robert Stark, co-host Pilleater, and John Curley discuss the new Depeche Mode album, Spirit.


Depeche Mode’s Spirit album
Pilleater’s article The Meaning Behind “Spirit
Where’s The Revolution?
The Meaning behind “Spirit”
Pilleater’s opinion that Exciter, Sounds of the Universe, and Delta Machine are their worse albums
When Alan Wilder left the band
Pilleater’s opinion that Violator, Songs of Faith, and Devotion are their best
Pilleater’s review of Get The Balance Right!
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages
Depeche Mode compared to KMFDM
Depeche Mode being normie music
Richard Spencer’s claim that Depeche Mode is “the band of the Alt-Right,” and Depeche Mode’s denunciation
Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence 9/11 Performance
Robert Stark’s outing to see Fire Tiger at the Viper Room

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Robert Stark interviews Musician En Esch















Robert Stark, Pilleater and J.G Michaels interview EN ESCH. En Esch was an original member of the pioneering industrial band, KMFDM. He is also in his own band, Slick Idiot, and toured with Pigface. En Esch’s recently released a new album, Trash Chic.


En Esch’s interest in music and beginnings in KMFDM, Slick Idiot
En Esch’s early influences, Goth and Queer culture, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
The politics of East and West Germany
“Xcess” in True Love, and “Ooh La La” in Hellraiser 3
The politically imagery used in KMFDM (the art of Aidan Hughes), Laibach, Dunkelwerk, Hanzel und Gretyl
Atari Teenage Riot, left-wing vs. right-wing imagery and sound, May Day
The Columbine Massacre, the controversy behind KMFDM’s song, “Waste,” YouTube comments about KMFDM’s association with school shootings
En Esch’s new album, Trash Chic
KMFDM’s influence over Rammstein
Modern Industrial musics vs. old style Industrial (Die Krupps)
How En Esch makes music, Nightcore vs. Vaporwave
Five letter codes, Covers, the funky infulence in En Esch’s music
En Esch’s advocation for animal rights, his vegetarian lifestyle
The origin behind Slick Idiot
The music market, downloading and streaming
The Raymond Watts / En Esch / Günter Schulz / Mona Mur KMFDM
Peter Murphy, Humor behind En Esch’s music
Introversion/Social Anxiety, and music as an outlet to express one’s self
Backing singers
En Esch’s future activities

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