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Andreas Ammer & FM Einheit: Radio Inferno

  1. Canto I-XXXIV

"Radio Inferno" is the US reissue of the original Ego Records soundtrack, released in unison with the play of the same name. "Radio Inferno" is based upon "The Divine Comedy: The Inferno" by Dante Alighieri originally written in Italian during the 13th century. This modern stageplay is interpretated in 35 Cantos, and is performed mostly in German with the occasional English interlude. Also of note is that the original cast of this play includes Blixa Bargeld as Dante, who is better known as the frontman and former bandmate of F.M. Einheit in Einstruzende Neubauten. If you are familiar with previous stageplays by the Neubauten gang you should remember that the language barrier can at times be a problem, but with Radio Inferno, due to the nature of the play, the music is excellent at invoking the necessary imagery to explain the stage action. Ultimately, the music coupled with the frequent English dialogue and narration by John Peel makes for a very enjoyable and intriguing, albeit caustic, rewrite of the first book in Dante's classic triumvirate that is "The Divine Comedy".

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