Feb 6, 2008

Eight- X (17)

Hello, a bit later then usual, spent a night in hospital after being cut up by a surgeon, well in last years Euro Trip i made a stop over at what was Germany's answer to new wave..Neue Welle. Krautrock's development of electronics didnt go by unnoticed in the world and neither on those i present today...

Neue Deutsche Welle ( abbreviated NDW) was a genre of German music originally derived from punk rock and New Wave music in 1976/77. From its beginnings to 1981, the Neue Deutsche Welle was mostly an underground movement with roots in British punk and New Wave music; it quickly developed into an original and distinct style, influenced in no small part by the different sound and rhythm of the German language which many of the bands had adapted from early on.The main centers of the NDW movement during these years were Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg,

From about 1980 on, the music industry began noticing the Neue Deutsche Welle; however, due to the idiosyncratic and anti establishment nature of the music, the focus shifted to creating new bands more compatible with the mainstream, rather than promoting existing bands. Many one-hit wonders and short-lived bands appeared and were forgotten again in rapid succession, and the overly broad application of the "NDW" label to these bands as well as to almost any German musicians not using English lyrics, even if their music was apparently not influenced at all by the 'original' NDW. It quickly led to the decay of the entire genre when many of the original musicians turned their backs in frustration.

The music i present here is smack in the middle of the original 'wave' , D.A. F . and spin offs, though that may sound a bit too demeaning, Liasons Dangereuses may have not been able to carry beyond their one big track and album . On the other hand Mr Dahlke quickly moved to find and found his own place in music. Der Plan and solowork as Pyrolator let him express his own vision, off beat but certainly not off, in fact the music production is way ahead of his contemporaries (safe Kraftwerk), the lyrics are in german but rather aback. His unfriendly leave of DAF may have set him to do them and Liasons D one over, but he sure don't need that, plenty of creativity available. Ausland (abroad) is a great album a pity that it's not available in the US, in fact the label Ata Tak and he have a minimal presence on the net - no english Wiki for instance. Pyrolators albums and other AtaTak bands are available here 14 euro or 21 dollars a piece, indeed rather naively priced . Anti establishment comes at a price i guess...

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen (80 ^218mb)

Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft, or the acronym D.A.F. or just DAF came from Düsseldorf. The band was founded in 1978 by Robert Görl (drums/percussion, elektronics), Gabi Delgado-Lopez (singer), Kurt Dahlke a.k.a Pyrolator (Elektronics; later Der Plan, Fehlfarben), Michael Kemner (bass; later Fehlfarben) and Wolfgang Spelmans (gitar). Chrislo Haas (Elektronic, bass, saxophon; later Liaisons Dangereuses) replaced Kurt Dahlke 1979, until in 8o during an UK tour, Chrislo Haas and Michael Kemner left no longer capable to bring up the minimalist life style. It was 1980 when "Die Kleinen und die Bösen", got the remaining trio noted internationally. One side was recorded in Conny Plank's Studio the other Live-B-side in the London club "The Electric Ballroom". It set them up to become the godfathers of EBM. Then Spelmans left, and the group as a duo became even more minimalist, it started off the phase of the band known as the sex machine, relying heavily on synths, sequencers and loops; but always still with analog drums. Establishing the image and concept with which the core duo Robert Görl/Gabi Delgado-Lopez ultimately became successfull as D.A.F.

Their next album "Alles Ist Gut" aswell as the follow-ups "Gold Und Liebe" and "Für Immer" ( 1981 and 1982 ) brought the duo commercial and artistic success . Allles is gut got them a " thank you for the money award" from the musicindustry. Some songs, "Der Mussolini" , "Der Räuber und der Prinz", "Greif Nach Den Sternen", "Die Götter Sind Weiß" or "Ein Bisschen Krieg" were textually provoking, befitting their build up image. Being confronted with the claim they were fascist, they just said well we extend from anarcho-skin to disco-nazi , and we are just too horny for fascists. The duo had already split before the release of "Für Immer" (forever) an ironic goodbye it was, they would concentrate on solo projects, but neither would come close to their previous level or success. In 2003 they came back together and released 15 new songs "15 Neue DAF Lieder" and toured again in 2005 the revival came to a halt again.

01 - Osten Währt Am Längsten (5:43)
02 - Essen Dann Schlafen (1:05)
03 - Co Co Pino (3:26)
04 - Kinderfunk (3:00)
05 - Nacht Arbeit (1:52)
06 - Ich Gebe Dir Ein Stück Von Mir (1:40)
07 - De Panne (2:32)

08 - Gewalt (1:24)
09 - Gib's Mir (1:01)
10 - Auf Wiedersehen (1:58)
11 - Das Ist Liebe (1:19)
12 - Was Ist Eine Welle (1:16)
13 - Anzufassen Und Anzufassen (1:45)
14 - Volkstanz (0:48)
15 - Die Lustigen Stiefel (1:48)
16 - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen (1:13)
17 - Die Fesche Lola (1:40)
18 - El Basilon (2:43)
19 - Y La Gracia (2:01)

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Liaisons Dangereuses - Liaisons Dangereuses ( 81 ^ 251mb)

After splitting up with the other two DAF members Haas started up a new project together with Beate Bartel and french singer Krishna Goinau: Liasons Dangereuses. . With their hit "Los Ninos del Parque" he proved where DAF had found its sound. As a part of the Neue Deutsche Welle scene (especially electropunk) in Germany they pioneered Electronic body music. After recording four ten minutes cassettes they released their sole album in 1981. The self-titled album was mixed at Conny Plank's studio in Köln. The group made several live appearances throughout 1981 and 1982 and were occasionally joined by Anita Lane (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Hideto Sasaki. The album carried the single "Los Niños del Parque" which became an underground hit and has been cited by many prominent Chicago house and Detroit techno DJ's as a crucial influence.After that he also joined Crime and the City Solution, Phew and Armed Response and also worked on a solo project (simply named Chrislo) for Tresor Records. Chrislo Haas, died in Berlin on October 24th 2004, he's said to have had a long history with alcohol abuse.

01 - Mystère Dans Le Brouillard (4:25)
02 - Los Niños Del Parque (5:00)
03 - Etre Assis Ou Danser (3:25)
04 - Aperitif De La Mort (3:40)
05 - Kess Kill Fé Show (3:28)
06 - Peut Etre... Pas (6:18)
07 - Avant - Après Mars (3:48)
08 - El Macho Y La Nena (3:58)
09 - Dupont (3:50)
10 - Liaisons Dangereuses (1:41)

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Pyrolator - Ausland (81 ^ 402mb)

Pyrolator was the solo guise of German synth experimenter Kurt Dahlke, best known as a member of the groundbreaking (if underexposed) post-punk/synth pop band Der Plan. Like that group, Pyrolator was chiefly inspired by the synthetic sleekness of Kraftwerk and the dissident surrealism of the Residents, fitting squarely into the emerging German new wave movement. However, Dahlke also drew from the experimental side of post-punk, employing proto-industrial beats and tape collages for a distinctly off-kilter brand of electronic pop.Dahlke began his career as a charter member of D.A.F., helping to found the Ata Tak label that issued their first album, but left that group very early on to pursue other projects.

He quickly formed Der Plan with Frank Fenstermacher and Moritz "RRR" Reichelt, but actually beat his new band to the punch by issuing Inland, his debut album as Pyrolator, on Ata Tak in 1979. Using found environmental sounds and implicit social commentary in place of lyrics, Inland received positive reviews in Germany and earned Pyrolator a cult following. The 1981 follow-up, Ausland, was even more acclaimed, expanding Dahlke's audience, and got some positive notice in England as well. Third album Wunderland appeared in 1984, the same year Dahlke teamed up with A.K. Klosowski for the groundbreaking sampling experiment Home Taping Is Killing Music. Meanwhile, Dahlke continued to record extensively with Der Plan, and also served as a producer for numerous other German artists. His final album as Pyrolator arrived in the form of 1987's Traumland. Dahlke stayed with Der Plan into the mid-'90s, and also continued his production work, when Der Plan disbanded, Dahlke and Frank Fenstermacher reteamed under the name A Certain Frank, issuing the first of several albums in 1996. Still involved with Ata Tak, Dahlke also served as producer and remixer for contemporary electronica artists, including Kreidler, To Rococo Rot, and Stereo Total, among others.

01 - Max (Voc. Steinkrüger, Fenstermacher) (3:14)
02 - Die Haut Der Frau (3:05)
03 - Mein Hund (2:03)
04 - Elefantendisco (3:10)
05 - Fricandel Speciaal (Gaat Swingen) (Voc. Steinkrüger) (1:47)
06 - Gold & Silber (Voc. Frank Fenstermacher) (2:47)
07 - Bacano, Brothercito! (Voc. Steinkrüger) (3:40)
08 - 180° (2:54)
09 - True Love (6:09)
10 - Studio Fatal (4:12)
11 - Cassiopeia (1:46)
12 - Du Bist So... Ich Träume (Voc.Steinkrüger, Hiller ) (3:56)
13 - Vati, Es Brennt! (3:13)
14 - Happiness (2:54)
15 - Danger Cruising Part 2 (3:46)
16 - True Love Part 1 (3:34)
17 - Ein Weihnachtsmann Kommt In Die Disco (4:12)
18 - Hirnriss (2:48)
19 - Abendmahl (2:22)
20 - Program No. 1 (Voc. Frank Fenstermacher) (6:53)

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Anonymous said...

Pyrolator is great. I used to listen to it at René's restaurant. René Where are you? Maybe in Berlin. My fav song in this album is "Mein Hund".

uncle_alex said...

just wanted to let you know that you've made my day. i've downloaded like 15 albums from here today. yesssss.

dr. motte said...

in germany i could hear the album tracks the first time played by john peel on bfbs radio in 1981. first track i hear was "mein hund".
a girl sings "my parents are not at home, but my dog is all i have, all my friends are at home, but my dog is all i have..."
i really like the text and the ending of the track.
i just got a all of the tracks from this album
check my blog http://www.drmotte.de/wordpress/2008/05/26/album-der-woche-pyrolator-ausland/

i will always love this album!

Anonymous said...

Pyrolator's earlier album "Inland" is even better than Ausland and much darker. Have you got it by any chance?
And respect to you Dr Motte for your own music.

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Anonymous said...

Pyrolator ausland reupload please

tak said...

Can you please reupload "Ausland" by Pyrolator?
Thank you very much

AliBoingo said...

Hi Rho, please could you re-up the D.A.F. LP - many thanks

Anonymous said...

Another great post. The selections that you focus on are excellent. Thanks.

JC said...

Please reup Liaisons Dangereuses & Pyrolator. :)

many thanks! JC

JC said...

Many thanks for Pyrolator!

Unfortunately Liasions Dangereuses is still offline. :(
Appears to me that the container link is just not updated.

JC said...

Many thank for fixing the link, Rho!

Rho said...

Hello Jose, that's 3 consecutive requests for a re-up that had been done 2 months earlier, never seen that before, alas the thing is re-ups are generally short lived, that's just the way it is, hosts tend to delete files that haven't been accessed in a month. And as Rho-Xs has a limited number of visitors and the music posted is somewhat obscure, combined it causes links to die relatively quickly. To prevent being disappointed you need to check in regularly, certainly for the monday re-ups.