Once part of KMFDM, En Esch and Guenter Schulz parted ways with the Industrial titans some 10 years ago to design this new project. While the band fills out for concerts, the chief engineers always occupy vital roles: The hairless Esch handles vocals with a reptilian growl resembling Iggy Pop making a come-on in a back alley, and Schulz uses a guitar to lead their throbbing, machinelike instrumentation.
Aside from a female roar that occasionally floats through the looping throbs, Slick Idiot is a straight-up dance soundtrack for dark clubs.
Analyzing their lyrics gives weight to the notion that, while the band’s lasciviousness is probably tongue-in-cheek, it’s nonetheless pretty creepy. They play the Mad Hatter with Chakras, Riothead, Common Man Down, Blood Werk and Another Tragedy. Get Sound Advice and show details here.