A journey back into the world of dark indie distorted industrial sounds.
The band was formed in the late 1980s by Axel Machens, Christoph Kunze, and Achim Windel. They created an early electro-industrial sound which has been credited as the inspiration of several other industrial bands like Front Line Assembly.
Placebo Effect /// A Pioneering German Elektro Band.
In 1995, Placebo Effect parted ways, but Machens has teamed up with Ecki Stieg to form the side project “Accessories” and cut an album entitled Vendetta.
In 1999, Machens also performed his solo-project called “Breathe” and cut The Laughing Dolls EP and several single mixes. Breathe live performances also consist of keyboardists Sascha Garthof and Daniel Sachse, and drummer Nick Zärban.
Placebo Effect – Home Production (MC, 1989)
Gargoyles – Danse Macabre (MC, 1990)
Galleries of Pain – Danse Macabre (CD/LP/MC, 1992)
Splashed Open – Pre-release EP Ausfahrt Records (1993)
Slashed Open – EP Ausfahrt Records (1993)
Manipulated Mind Control – CD Ausfahrt Records (1994)
MCMLXXXIX-MCMXCV Past…Present – CD (collection 1989-1995) Ausfahrt Records (1996)
Gargoyles & Galleries – Infacted Recordings (2011)
Splashed Open – Limited Edition Purple Vinyl (2014)