Udo Metz - Främmande (LP)
According to the xerox copy press release insert, Udo Metz was born in Austria but grew up in Sweden. This privately pressed debut album centers on the theme of immigration. On the opening track "Främmande Värd" we are attacked by an uptempo electronic rendition of some kind of salsa beat and a female choir chanting about a strange new world. Most tracks utilize a cheap-sounding setup of drum machines & synthesizers, coupled with Udos wacky outsider vocals. The result is a hard-to-pinpoint mix of new wave, minimalist synth-pop and Swedish political prog.