You can be forgiven for thinking Von Südenfed is some kind of vanity project orchestrated by the German heir to an OTC decongestant fortune, but in reality it's a new studio collaboration between the Fall's Mark E. Smith and his Mouse on Mars pals Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner, who became pals after working on the 2005 track Wipe That Sound.
The recycling-savvy Smith, never one to let even semi-decent tracks go to waste, came up with some characteristically oblique lyrical pisstakes snarled out with a bit of smartass cultural commentary, and faster than you could say "The whole band is fired-ah," they had an album in the can.
And from the moment the LCD-Soundsystem-savaging opener Fledermaus Can't Get Enough begins, what a joyously juddering load of comical clatter it is. In fact, Smith's whole reason for doing Tromatic Reflexxions could be just to have a larf at James Murphy's expense. Can't wait for the DFA remixes.