has terrorised the German music scene for over one and a half decades and has achieved great success, despite all the enviousness and prophecies of doom. He has appeared on the soundtracks to the Hollywood blockbusters 'SAW II' and 'SAW III' and has composed music for the Vienna Theatre. On his most recent
albums, he ably mastered a balancing act between the musical past and the more fully-developed music of the present day: 'Anleitung zum Totsein' and 'Amok' were enthusiastically received by fans and press alike and are widely regarded as being the pinnacle of
's career to date.
has always been interested in collaborating with other musicians and freethinkers, and is himself an exceptionally talented and passionate remixer, so a bursting-at-the-seams remix collection was only a matter of time. When Kaschte
summons, everyone responds: as well as Tony Wakeford
, ex Death In June
, Albin Sunlight Julius
) and General Lina Babydoll
), all names of international standing, a constant procession of German acts and acts new to the scene became involved. Whether Santa Hates You
, Tying Tiffany
, Alter Der Ruine
, Fabrik C
, Mechanical Moth
or the legendary Müller Of Death
- they all gilded Kaschte
's originals with their own individual sound and created sound sculptures of timeless beauty, tremendous brutality and intricate elegance. On this curiously-named collection, 'Käfer.Maden.Würmer.Spinnen.' (English translation: 'Beetles.Maggots.Worms.Spiders.'), Kaschte
also gave newcomers a chance: the contributions from Jovian Spin
and Morpheus Lunae
point the way for the futures of those bands.
In order to satisfy fans' hearts beyond all measure, 'Käfer.Maden.Würmer.Spinnen.' naturally also contains new and unreleased material such as rare demos, live recordings and a cover version. Just like 'Anleitung zum Totsein' and 'Amok', 'Käfer.Maden.Würmer.Spinnen.' is therefore a Kaschte
-esque tour de force through and through! 35 songs, 150 minutes.