The last album in the cool classic run of German gems from Der Plan – a group that few folks paid attention to at the time, but who really gave the world some wonderful electronic music in the post-punk years! These guys really distill all the best sides of the German electronic experiments of the 70s – serving things up in shorter tunes that are filled with unusual twists and turns, and which also have plenty of offbeat vocals and a nice sense of humor too – almost like little audio cartoons, with a quality that's far more long-lasting than some of their contemporaries! Despite the 1991 date of the record, the style here is every bit as great as the group's earliest music – and like most of their music, there's hardly any connection to a real epoch in sound – as the whole thing's so darn unique. Titles include "El Cigarro", "Kleiner Junge", "Wir Babies", "Vive Le Vie", "Alter Mann", "Es Werde Licht", and "Spiel 77". LP, Vinyl record album
The title translates to "it's a strange and peculiar world" – and there's maybe no better introduction to the mad electronic music of this wonderful German trio from the 80s! Der Plan were part of that special small slice of the German new wave – groups who didn't rely on darkness or angst to get their message across – but instead mixed together whimsical elements with musical experimentation – often in ways that were years ahead of their time! Imagine Kraftwerk scoring the music for cartoons, and you'd get part of the idea here – but that's hardly the start of the sonic delights within – as the album features short tracks in many different varieties – exploding with innovation at each twist and turn. Titles include "1 Mann 1 Ball", "Bleib Gold", "Kennen Sie Koln", "Frisch Verliebt", "Komm Zurick", "Get Out", and "Ich Hab Den Jordan Gesehn". LP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic look at the German underground of the post-punk years – served up by a label who knows the territory more than anyone else! For over a decade, Bureau B have done a great job of taking us back to the hippest German work of the 70s and 80s – particularly the more electronic side of the spectrum – and for this sweet little set, they dig even deeper – offering up work by a number of artists who would never see a full length reissue, with cuts from rare singles and tapes – awash in raw basslines, beats, and keyboards! The vibe is very cold wave, but with some nice post-punk moments too – on titles that include "Mir Geht Es Danke Gut" by Plastiktanz, "Steig Den Luis Trenker" by 4712, "Name Und Distanz" by Christian Kneisel, "Tanz Ins Gluck" by Die Neue Weltmacht, "Alles Oder Nichts" by Mark Montan, "Warum Mussen Autos Fahren" by Partner Eins, "Fred Der Ritter" by Vono, "New Wave" by Rolf Jungklaus, and "Sage Nichts" by Casino Mariteam. LP, Vinyl record album
Conrad Schnitzler —
Con ... LP Paragon/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
Out Of Stock
Beautiful early solo work from Conrad Schnitzler – a set that's kind of a distillation of the ideas he brought to Tangerine Dream at the start, but distilled down into much more personal territory, with a very different vibe than the sound of that group at the time! The music is every bit as electronic as you'd expect, but it's often quite poetic too – occasionally with some of the spareness of the Sky Records side of the spectrum – but with maybe more of the darkness and more experimental qualities you'd expect from Schnitzler –almost echoes of the Bowie/Eno instrumental experiments of the period. Titles include "Zug", "Metall I", "Black Nails", "Ballet Statique", and "Electric Garden". LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic spacey sounds from Conrad Schnitzler – all recorded at Peter Baumann's Paragon Studios, right around the same time as Schnitzler's trio of Con albums in the late 70s! The music here is similar to those, but more experimental too – very minimal, and played with live electronic instrumentation – but at a level that often has waves and patterns repeating in a great way – maybe showing the later generation that true giants like Conrad never needed programs to make the best of their music! The set features 10 tracks in all – all very different, and in the best minimalist German electronic modes of the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
Possible matches: 1
Jean-Claude Nachon —
La Femme Objet ... LP Les Disques Du Culte (France), Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record with a sexy little cover, but one that's got a lot more electronic appeal than you might expect – porno soundtrack music from Jean Claude Nachon, but scored with an array of keyboards and other electronic instruments – in ways that are very different than any sort of classic 70s pornographic music! The feel here different from track to track – some have maybe a Stelvio Cipriani sort of keyboard charm, others are more spare and electric – almost like a shorter take on German 70s material, mixed with some quirkier early 80s elements too. The whole thing's maybe as appealing to fans of some of the German reissues on the Bureau B label as it is vintage soundtrack work. Tracks are of varying length, and titles include "Interlude Interlope", "Supternaturiste", "Olga Et L'Attachee Des Fesses", "Eros Thanatos Et Mykonos", "Rodeo Romantique Pour Angelique", "Portrait Robot D'Une Poupee Gonflee", "Recontre Du Troisieme Sexe", and "Kim Et Olga Dezipent Les Gigabits". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Comes with a very pornographic comic book and inserts. Be warned – not for the sensitive!)