An anomaly of sorts, Rinf were truly a different kind of band. Stylish without even trying. An odd mix of English and German that, however, earned them the respect of the most sensitive fans and critics. What could have become of their anarchic funk? Rinf’s music, however, was basically pop, heavily researched pop, but pop nonetheless. Simple songwriting asphyxiated by the urgency of scratchy jazz, with robotic choruses. Like smashing your head against the wall until it bleeds, but without unbuttoning your coat or taking off your tie. Somewhere between innate nihilism and collected pose. In this reissue we find their first 1983 EP, a track originally featured on a 7” single inserted in the fanzine “FREE” and various previously unreleased tracks, real memorabilia of the era.
Sound samples HERE.