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Christof Glowalla
Erde 80 
Order-Nr.: MR-014
Angebot : 16.00 Euro

nur 13.50 EURO
(incl. 19% Mwst.)

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10inch / medical records / 2012


 


lim. edition 600


the next installment in the medical records journey takes us to west
berlin. in 1979, armed with a korg ms-10 synthesier and a very simple
rhythm box, christof glowalla began experimenting with a tape recorder
and a few diy sound generators. influenced by outfits such as throbbing
gristle, cabaret voltaire, and fad gadget, glowalla eventually put his
creation to tape at the west berlin “musiclab” which was a small 8-track
studio in the kreuzberg district. what resulted in 1980 was the
self-released now excruciatingly rare “erde 80” 7 inch single. glowalla
also collaborated in a band called exobit in 1981 with ingolf kurkowski
and frank landgraf, but it was a brief existence. also in 1981, glowalla
recorded 3 more tracks with kurkowski which were presented to various
record labels, but they unfortunately were never released at the time.
though relatively obscure in the early 1980s, the “erde 80” 7 inch
release slowly became an underground hit with collectors with
subsequently rising prices that continue to rise today. medical records
is proud to compile for the first time the 2 tracks fr.om erde 80 plus
the 3 tracks recorded in 1981. the tracks are culled fr.om the carefully
digitized now lost master tapes. the first track, “erde 80” needs no
introduction. dense analog synth envelopes you in a blanket of warmth
accented with processed german vocals. this track has also appeared on
the “new deutsch” in 2003. the b-side of the original 7” (“technik”) is a
dark, brooding synth piece with acoustic guitar passages. included as
well are the above mentioned 3 tracks recorded in 1981. the only one
officially released was “science fiction” (released by genetic music in
2001 on a split 7” with bakterielle infektion. it is a an upbeat ditty
with sharp hooks and flanged vocals with snappy synth overtones and
filter sweeps. “smog in der stadt” is a catchy synthpunk styled number
with various shifts. the final track “der böse” is a very interesting
track with wafting peaceful guitar overlying analog synth with an almost
dark-folk texture. for lovers of cold, synth-heavy pop with a darker
feel. presented as medical records’ first 10 inch release, this
collection is released on high-quality heavyweight 10” opaque mustard
colored vinyl in a limited edition of 600 hand-numbered copies.