Detroit/Munich , USA/Germany
Dopplereffekt are one of the strangest and most mysterious units of the contemporary electronic music scene. Doppereffekt are a duo originating out of Detroit fronted by Gerald Donald (Heinrich Müller / Der Zyklus, Japanese Telecom, Arpanet as well as one half of Drexciya). There are no interviews and hardly any live appearances. Their releases have so far only been available on limited vinyl on Dataphysix/Detroit. The composers hide behind strange german pseudonyms whereas the songtitles and lyrics are in english and make up a strange mixture of scientific, sexually explicit and political allusions. Dopplereffekt’s music is also highly eclectic and unusual. Even if at first sight the forefathers Kraftwerk seem to be more than present Dopplereffekt have developed a very own and highly influential sound aesthetic, without which the current electro-hype seems to be unthinkable. Dopplereffekt also always went an unusual path with their stylish anti-style in cover artwork, which has always been surprisingly and provocantly plain.