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The Notwist is a German band. They have been very strongly influenced by the scene, along with the other groups of Morr Music.

Acher, Acher, and Messerschmidt formed the group in 1989 in Weilheim, near Munich. In they recorded their self-titled debut, a - oriented LP. saw the release of Nook, which has an indie rock sound, while their 1995 album 12 contains their first flirtation with electronics. Martin Gretschmann (aka Console) joined the group in . Shrink, released in , is a - album which in some ways anticipates Radiohead's Amnesiac. The album Neon Golden (released in ) put them on the map for American listeners, with its heartfelt sentiment and tunes.

The group has been remixed by Four Tet, Manitoba, Console, Loopspool, and others. Singer Markus Acher collaborated with Anticon rapper/producer Alias on the song "Unseen Sights", an effort that, while not considered to be among either artist's best work, shows a surprising musical breadth for both artists.

The Notwist recently formed a supergroup with Themselves named 13 & God, whose eponymous debut was released in .

In 2006, Messerschmitt left the band on friendly terms. Marks Acher stated that "it just didn't work anymore".

The band have completed recording a new album entitled The Devil, You + Me, expected to be released in June 2008, accompanied by a European tour between April and July.


* Markus Acher - guitar, vocals
* Michael Acher - bass
* Mecki Messerschmidt - drums
* Martin Gretschmann (aka Console) - programming

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