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2CD SET ANTHOLOGY 1980-1981

Auricle AMCDR 101/2 99'44" 2xCD-R 11.00 + p&p

CD1...
Aussenminister
1. Fire On I Must Go 37'30"
2. Jazziz 7'45"
3. City Wolf 4'39"
4. Demo (extract) 6'00"

CD2...
Model 81
1. Part 1 14'59"
2. Part 2 5'45"
3. Part 3 4'40"
4. Reprise 0'55"
Input
5. Heavy Street 4'33"
Wolfgang Hertz
6. Return 9 13'00"

Produced & engineered by Wolfgang Hertz.
Executive producer Auricle Music.

Wolfgang Hertz: keyboards, tapes, effects.
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Jan Kuchler: drums, generator, tapes (Aussenminister)
Gobo: sax, tapes, effects (Aussenminister)
Chris Lunch: vocals, keyboards (Model 81)
Ellen Strap: vocals, tapes (Model 81)
Annette Koch: drumulator (Input)
Jan Kuchler: keyboards (Input)

info...
In the early 1980s Berlin was rife with experimental electronics bands. These two groups were part of the complex history of sound experimenter Wolfgang Hertz (also known for his work with Conrad Schnitzler as "Con-Hertz"), Aussenminister are caught live with a lengthy spaced-out electronics/sax piece recalling early Cluster and Kraftwerk. The Model 81 material is selected from three hours of archive recordings, is more varied and industrial, and often recalls Cluster, Kraftwerk, or Harmonia.

original cassette review...
Aussenminister/Model 81: These are two interrelated Berlin synthe bands that explore the realm of early Cluster. There are long, dense atmospheric tracks as well as shorter, heavy electronic snippets. The combined sound is gripping and intense without being headache inducing.
[by Archie Patterson in Eurock]

CDR anthology notes...
This CD collection is respectfully dedicated to Wolfgang "Hertz" Heusmann, a prolific and pioneering Berlin electronic musician/multi-instrumentalist from the Krautrock / new-wave era of the late-1970s and early-1980s. He was active in numerous obscure groups, i.e. Aussenminister, Input, Model 81, and others - as leader and/or collaborator throughout this period - as well as working solo. He also collaborated with Conrad Schnitzler on a few releases. Attempts to find Wolfgang again in 2005 proved fruitless, and even Conrad hadn't heard from him for many years. So, to avoid this obscure corner of Krautrock history being lost altogether, we collated all the best recordings we have, including the previously unreleased full length (and better quality) cosmic mind-trip "Fire On I Must Go"

samples...
Fire On I Must Go (extract)

Originally a c60 cassette (various editions) - quantity unknown - released ?/?/1986.
First 2xCDR edition - released ?/3/2007.
Second 2xCDR edition - released 13/5/2015.




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