Former member of Swedish industrial cult band Njurmännen, Lina Baby Doll (real name Peter Andersson), otherwise known as Der General, produces stunning, hypnotic music, not quite dark ambient, almost industrial, sometimes tribal or ritualistic but always interesting, layered and blackly humorous, set up his own musical project in 1991. Inspired by the classic Amon Düül II song of the same name, Deutsch Nepal started with a deep and fascinating industrial ambient sound, enriched by hypnotic rhythms, voice samples and repetitive structures. Debut came in 1992 with the "Deflagration Of Hell" tape on Sound Source, sublabel of Cold Meat Industry, which was later reprinted on CD by Staalplaat. First CD release was "Benevolence" in 1993. Through various releases on Staalplaat, Cold Meat Industry and Old Europa Cafe, Deutsch Nepal has evolved his sound into a deep dark ambient music. Lina Baby Doll is active with lots of other projects, such as Frozen Faces, Janitor and Bocksholm. He has his own record label called Entartete Musikk.
The verge that separate insanity and genius is almost inexistent, although not any vulgar madman could be called a genius, is very frequent to find legitimate geniuses absolutely fallen into madness, or at least, rebelled against the order absolute imposed as rule of behaviour or as logic command for artistic creation, therefore labelled madmen as a symptom of common incomprehension and prejudice.
Peter Andersson the man or Lina baby doll the alter-ego that sustain the heavy structure that compromise Deutsch Nepal is one of those characters, the kind that is really needed more often in the scene of industrialism, avant-garde, music and art in general as his sonic attacks are able to bring originality from the very core of chaos and the results are actually able to seduce the listener.
Deutsch Nepal is capable to re-create/re-design old school industrial and electronica, taking elements from apparently dissimilar concepts such as Dadaism and Tribalism, or “contradictory” ideas such as heathenism and christianism and converge them into a typical cocktail blend that characterizes a unique now famous style.
Manic rhythmic redundancies, strange indefinable samplers, metallic sounds, distorted guitar chords are common elements found in all his works, his main goal? To mesmerize the listener, to subjugate the mind and to put the spirit into reverberation mode.
It is difficult to reduce all his works to a simple description or review, All of them seem to be the evolution of an early idea, a baby that grows old, getting monstrous and divine while doing so. The music itself is a never ending universal paradox in where beats and rhythm has special method and most important strategy, Deutsch Nepal is surreal landscapes strongly conducted and cut through with the violent/precise pounding of the repetitive aspect of percussion. It’s a black and white obsession, changing shapes and tonality. Beyond that subjective approach there’s probably nothing more than the subconscious world of Lina, or is it Peter? Who cares. We need to give him the chance to bury his secret inside the tomb of his soul.
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