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**PRE-ORDER** VARIOUS ARTISTS - Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier - Double Vinyl LP - Bureau B

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**PRE-ORDER** VARIOUS ARTISTS - Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier - Double Vinyl LP - Bureau B

  • This is a pre-order with a release date of 1st October 2021
  • Your order is anticipated to be with you on or just after this release date.

Deutsche Experimentelle Pop-Musik 1980-86


A double album and single CD exploring the explosion of wealth of music

springing  from the squats and bedsits and artschools of Cologne, Dusseldorf,

Hamburg and West  Berlin in the aftermath of punk from the likes of Der Plan,

Holger Hiller, Palais Schaumberg,  Conrad Schnitzler and a host more


Do not adjust your sets. Take a step back from the tracking. This is the sound of Germany's

musical youth let loose on cheap synths and pawnshop guitars. A record of a disparate s

cene of squat pop-stars, artschool upstarts and committed non-musicians who redefined

German music in the first half of the 1980s.


By the dawn of the new decade, punk had burnt out in a frenzy of feedback, reshaping

the musical landscape before burrowing back into the underground for a period of

reinvention. But the scorched earth it left behind proved to be fertile soil, nurturing a

new movement grass-rooting through Germany's major cities. For the first time the

country had its own youth culture, spilling out of the squats of Hamburg and West Berlin,

occupying the art scene in Düsseldorf and Köln and congregating around independent

record shops stocked with angsty import 7"s. Empowered by punk's DIY spirit, these kids

valued conviction over competence, opting to ignore the industry and make music for

themselves, sung in their own language. Even the cats we now call krautrock, revolutionary

though they were, mostly sang in English, adopting the lingua franca of rock & roll as a

shorthand for authenticity for a native crowd who wouldn't have it any other way. This

new scene rejected the expected, celebrating freedom of expression above all else. Armed

with unconventional instruments, newly affordable electronics and rudimentary recording

gear, they worked from the ground up, building basic rhythms and simple melodies into

mutant grooves and following their imagination wherever it took them. The result was a

genre-fluid wave of fusion pop pulled from funk, punk, jazz and reggae; united in attitude

rather than aesthetic. Lyrically, the groups explored the serious and silly, embracing the

irreverence of dadaism to deliberately displease the earnest alternativen of the older




01. Der Plan – Hey Baby Hop

02. Die Partei - Austauschprogramm

03. P!OFF? - Mein Walkman ist kaputt

04. Palais Schaumburg - Wir bauen ein neue Stadt

05. Dunkelziffer - Keine Python

06. Populäre Mechanik - Muster

07. Andreas Dorau (Die Doraus & Die Marinas) - Sandkorn

08. Pyrolator - Im Zoo

09. Träneninvasion - Sentimental

10. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Guten Abend, Leute

11. Asmus Tietchens - Höhepunkt kleiner Mann

12. Die Fische - So verrückt

13. Conrad Schnitzler - Auf dem schwarzen Kanal

14. Carambolage - Die Farbe war Mord

15. Xao Seffcheque - Sample & Hold (Wer bitter im Munde hat,kann nicht süßpricken)

16. Foyer des Arts - Eine Königin mit Rädern untendran (Gerd Bluhm Remix)

17. Die Zimmermänner - Erwin, das tanzende Messer

18. Östro 430 - Sexueller Notstand

19. Die Radierer - Angriff aufs Schlaraffenland

20. Holger Hiller - Jonny (Du Lump)

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