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  • PMG Records... reissues, brownshirts and a deeply troubling update.

    Anyone who's considering buying any of the raer jazz/ African or other releases from PMG (Austrian label...) PLEASE read all of this post, written by Frank Goessner, based on his own research.

    He stands by very word of this message and (I've asked) he is happy for it to be re-posted wherever you want.

    READ IT ALL. PLEASE>

    Nigerian Reissues, Brown Shirts and Electronic Nazi Noise

    Some months ago this new label PMG or Presch Media GmbH, seemingly coming out of nowhere (well, they’re from Austria, same thing…) began flooding the market with a string of budget reissues of various Nigerian records. I couldn’t help but do a little digging into PMG’s background and found this other Austrian label and mail order named Steinklang which is also owned and operated by PMG owner Markus Presch:
    http://www.steinklang.at/shop/index....in_page=page_2

    Musically, Steinklang is all about Industrial, Noise and Neo-Folk. Especially Neo-Folk is a genre of music that often is associated with a rather far-right to extreme right world view. So I got a little curious and I just had to check them out on Discogs:
    https://www.discogs.com/de/label/126...ang-Industries

    The first thing that made my mind boggle a little was when I stumbled across this live album recorded at Presch’s own „Steinklang Industries Festival“ where one of his label’s main acts named „Wappenbund“ performs their version of the national anthem of Nazi Germany „Die Fahne Hoch“. The distribution and performance of this song are strictly Verboten in today’s Germany but as it seems not in Austria, so Markus Presch proudly included the nazi anthem on the festival’s live album:
    https://www.discogs.com/…/Various-St...release/406485

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horst-Wessel-Lied

    But it gets worse, much worse. This following Presch release is probably one of vilest and grossest displays of antisemitism I’ve ever encountered on any record. Maybe not at first glance but make sure to click on the link underneath the cover to see the rest of the album’s „artwork“, that is, if your stomach is strong enough:
    https://www.discogs.com/de/Gift-Shoah/release/292827

    Afro Funk publisher M. Presch’s other side really comes to shine on this release and with song titles such as „White Power Forces“, „Negros In Sky-Wars“ or „Klaus Barbie“:
    https://www.discogs.com/…/Genocide-O.../master/248274

    One band on this specific release named Rasthof Dachau still records new albums for Presch’s Steinklang label, at least their latest release, titled „Zero Tolerance“ only dates back to 2014. Most likely they record in the very same studio where Markus Presch also does the mastering for his African reissues. This would explain the rather unusual lo-fi approach of these PMG releases. Rasthof Dachau, as the name already implies (Dachau was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany), are pretty clear and upfront about their political orientation. Song titles like „Endlösug Wannsee“, „Zyklon B“ or „Endsieg“ and album titles like „Blut Und Boden“ speak for themselves but have a look for yourself:
    https://www.discogs.com/…/Rasthof-Da...release/330480
    https://www.discogs.com/…/Rasthof-Da.../master/31480

    Now this is where things become really interesting. One half of the duo Rasthof Dachau is a certain Max Presch, maybe this is Markus’ wayward brother?
    https://www.discogs.com/de/artist/167723-Rasthof-Dachau

    But no, as it turns out, Max and Markus Presch both are the exact same person:
    https://www.discogs.com/de/artist/359234-Max-Presch

    Last FM lists Rasthof Dachau under the Top White Power Electronics artists world wide, I had no idea this even was a genre but congratulation Max/Markus Presch, that’s a proud accomplishment:
    http://www.last.fm/tag/white+power+electronics/artists

    Check him out on Youtube, for those who don’t understand German, Max/Markus is talking about humans being like cattle and then he states „we are the new race!“. After that Max/Markus probably got a little tired as Joseph Goebbels takes over the vocal duties for the remainder of the track:
    https://youtu.be/D2V4hRbMUpA

    And here he is, our White Power Electronics Star and reissuer of Nigerian Funk, brown shirt and all:
    http://s9.postimg.org/mm1n2e727/Max_Presch.jpg

    Please share this.

    And please contact me should any of the links stop working as it’s quite possible that somebody might try and wipe their brown skid marks off the interwebs. Of course we made sure to have screen shots of all of this stuff and then some…

  • #2
    Some of those links already go to page not found. I wonder if this is because discogs themselves have taken them down.

    Difficult to believe Last FM would have a category 'White Power Electronic Artists'. What are they thinking of.
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    • #3
      WTF
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      • #4
        Nothing has been taken down by discogs, it's just some of the links in the original post are corrupted (esp if you see ...).
        Used the master release number to find the item in question, e.g.
        https://www.discogs.com/master/248274

        As I read your post, I wondered if this was the first time you'd encountered the world of power electronics? Not all power electronics is white power electronics. Not all who flirt with nazi imagery are necessarily white power activists. This ambiguity is what sustained the career of Death In June over many many years.
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        • #5
          WTF
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          • #6
            Is this the same company that were pm'ing a member here on discogs for a .wav rip of some African raer? Some of those links made me feel ill, horrifying.

            Dodgy reissues of Nigerian grails released by ultra rightwing white power fascists, that is some fucked up shit.
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            • #7



              Logo looks familiar.

              Edit: I remembered.
              Last edited by Cacapo; 02-11-2016, 07:25 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Milesago View Post
                As I read your post, I wondered if this was the first time you'd encountered the world of power electronics? Not all power electronics is white power electronics. Not all who flirt with nazi imagery are necessarily white power activists. This ambiguity is what sustained the career of Death In June over many many years.
                I've encountered it. I went to see Whitehouse in the 80s where they physically attacked members of the audience. Later i remember seeing a notice in Rough Trade explaining that they would not stock the band's records due to statements made by Philip Best along the lines of creating a "pure white noise without black influence" or some such nonsense.

                This went alongside Throbbing Gristle's morbid fascination with death camp imagery and quite a bit of other industrial stuff that left a pretty nasty taste. Sure, plenty of those involved had no involvement with far right politics (I knew a couple back then) , but there were also certainly a few who did.

                I'm still baffled as to how bootlegging Nigerian records fits into the masterplan, though.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by babycart View Post
                  I've encountered it. I went to see Whitehouse in the 80s where they physically attacked members of the audience. Later i remember seeing a notice in Rough Trade explaining that they would not stock the band's records due to statements made by Philip Best along the lines of creating a "pure white noise without black influence" or some such nonsense.

                  This went alongside Throbbing Gristle's morbid fascination with death camp imagery and quite a bit of other industrial stuff that left a pretty nasty taste. Sure, plenty of those involved had no involvement with far right politics (I knew a couple back then) , but there were also certainly a few who did.

                  I'm still baffled as to how bootlegging Nigerian records fits into the masterplan, though.
                  Cash. They've got experience and infrastructure to release records so why not release "race music" to cross subsidise their white power music. Almost like Drump making the Mexicans pay for the wall?
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                  • #10
                    I see three possibilities (or a combination of them) :

                    * cash
                    * actually like the music (I've met several people into black music who held racist views)
                    * they're very confused

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                    • #11
                      Somewhere on a white power forum there's a post identical to the first one, but with the roles reversed...

                      THIS IS VERY SERIOUS!!!!

                      Markus Presch is the man behind countless Nigerian funk reissues!!

                      Now I feel disgusted whenever I look at my Nazi Drone Classic LP! And not in ze 'good' disgust way!

                      What shall we do guys????
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                      • #12
                        Discogs do not remove Nazi or other offensive releases from the database, it's a database of what exists not what should exist, but they will ban them from the Marketplace reducing their revenue. They will more or less certainly ban the overtly Nazi stuff from sale, but I doubt everything by the label. They've banned all (most?) of the Skrewdriver releases from sale, even the pre-Nazi stuff.

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                        • #13
                          That Gift-Shoah thing looks pretty horrific. That's the chap that was emailing me too. What a strange thing. I don't get why you would want to put out records that you obviously had a problem with.

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                          • #14
                            Tch! Words fail me.
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                            • #15
                              Nazi Nigerian Funk - the mind boggles
                              some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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