One of my favorite albums of all time is Neon Golden (2002) by The Notwist. They’re a band from a small town in Bavaria, not far from where I grew up. The Notwist aren’t a household name internationally by far. But if you’re a German and you’ve just looked at an actual record store (not one of those gigantic electronic stores like Best Buy or such) in your teens, you know of them. You probably know this very album.
“Pilot” is the second song on the album and it is one of it’s most driven. Personally, I prefer the album’s closer “Consequence”, but “Pilot” is the most recognizable and probably popular song by the band. It’s a wonderful indietronic hymn that’ll sweep you off your feet and twirl you with computer love and nerdy lyrics.
Fun fact: Early the Notwist played metal, or at least hardcore punk.
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About the curator - Julia Maehner
Julia knows two main passions: Music and writing. From an early age she has been making music after a fashion. When she was 13, she sat herself down and decided: “I will be a music journalist. Because I love music and writing.” After a brief intermezzo in New York City working for the music boutique agency Girlie Action as a digital marketer, she moved back to Germany. This experience helped her build her know-how for her content marketing client, the business intelligence software CoffeeCup. She still writes for several German music and tech magazines and is working on launching her own blog, amps on ears.
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