Like many in the Shitkatapult
orbit, Ulli Bomans doesn’t have much in the way of a readily available
discography but his roots in contemporary German music run deep. Hailing from
the winemaking town Landau near the French border (also the birthplace of
political cartoonist Thomas Nast, incidentally), Bomans found an early enthusiasm
for EBM and industrial that led to musical endeavors far and wide: Kassel,
Berlin, Marseille, Andalusia, Hamburg, Cologne, he’s resided (and created) in
That nomadic life has only
recently paid off with music that sounds less like a genre exercise and more
like an amalgam of his long-winding influences seems appropriate. That it’s
come under his given name seems inevitable.
Apparat does such a great job blending melodies and percussion. Makes me jealous as shit. Most of the tracks have a Pantha Du Prince-esque (his track “Welt Am Draht” is on there) feeling to them. Including a list of amazing artists like Ramadanman, Burial + Four Tet, Thom Yorke, Joy Orbison, etc etc. Lots of wide, colorful, suspense-building sounds and like I said before, some DAMN good percussion. Pick it up, DL it, ask me for a copy. Do what you gotta do.