ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

PROPAGANDA: A Secret Wish (ZTT) Last years “Dr. Mabuse,” that rather nasty but irresistible slice of panic pop, was a clear demonstration that Propaganda werent your average po-faced, German synth bores. This LP is conclusive proof of that. Theres everything from the ruthless techno-thrash of “Jewel” and its illegitimate sister, the almost Abba-esque, “Duel”, to the largely spoken epic of “Dream Within A Dream”, the albums best track. Spaghetti western horns and huge, cinematic synthesisers grapple, whilst Suzannes desperate, dramatic rap wrestles gracefully with what appears to be a guitar solo. Crikey! (8 out of 10)

Simon Mills