F.S.K. – Tel Aviv

F.S.K. - Tel Aviv
F.S.K. - Tel Aviv 

Tel Aviv - F.S.K.

Format: CD

SUB31 | Indigo

Tracklisting CD/LP:
01. Taunus Anlage
02. Odenwald
03. Stilleben
04. Kuckucksnest Komplex
05. Jazz Lexikon
06. Jaques Rivette of Paris
07. Altneuland
08. Rote Sonne
09. Peki d’Oslo
10. Ich als Text
11. Tel Aviv
12. Lost in Munich



In the 18 years that they’ve been around F.S.K. (still Thomas Meinecke, Michaela Melián, Justin Hoffmann, Wilfried Petzi and Carl Oesterhelt) have time and again been good for musical surprises. Their uncompromising ways have sometimes even offened their fans, while making others especially interested in their music. They are still the most invited non-english band to attend Peel-sessions and have just recently been able to present their new material in London’s honourable Queen Elisabeth Hall. 

After exploring a musical territory somewhere between No Wave and Country, they have now discovered their love for electronic music and its repetitive sound-structures. They are following a path layed out on last-years vinyl only E.P. release “4 Instrumentals” (Disko B), consisting of four tracks all of which are also included in the CD-version of “Tel Aviv”.

F.S.K. leave behind the type of song format which has been typical for their approach in the recent years and redefine the roles music and lyrics have so far played for them. The vocals are integrated elegantly in a non song-like manner, never forgetting the moments where the voice needs to make a clear statement and go beyond the pure refinement of instrumental music (check out “Rote Sonne”).

F.S.K.’s journey starts in downtown Frankfurt (“Taunus Anlage”), takes us to to the Odenwald (which also stages Thomas Meinecke’s new novel on gender-confusions called “Tomboy”), Tel Aviv’s beach (the wonderful cover) and back to Munich (“Lost in Munich”). On their trip they thumb through a jazz-encyclopedia and bump into Jacques Rivette and Peki D’Oslo (the name Amanda Lear was using when she was still performing in transvestite-shows).

For the first time in the 90ies, they’ve not recorded their album in the U.S. but linked up with the uphon Studio in Weilheim. This documents their respect and shared spirit with one of Germany’s presently most exciting music scenes, located between rock, jazz and electronic music. Here F.S.K. once again managed to add their unique flavour to the current state of the art.