Friday, May 30, 2008

MESSEHALLE-LIVE AUF DEM EXTASE FESTIVAL 29.1.81, TAPE, 1981, GERMANY





This entirely obscure Neue Deutsche Welle unit augment their penchant for doleful Einsturzende Neubauten-like ponderousness with interventions of synth, tapes and sax to increasingly compelling ends as this tape unfurls, with filtered vocals, queasy synth swoops and hollowed-out electronic surges adhering to these skeletal song forms in engagingly helter skelter fashion. Very much textbook NDW in a certain respect, but I for one ain't carping...

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/118814281/Messehalle-Live_Auf_Dem_Extase_Festival_29.1.81.zip

Anonymous said...

strangely, no one commented one this one so far - messehalle are a precursor of P.D. (later P16.D4), which was basically a jazzrock liveband. some other live tracks can be found on samplers from Wahrnehmungen, the P16.D4-Label.
this is the first time i see a lineup-list, Ewald should be Ewald Eber and Gerd is Gerd Poppe (both later P16.D4). unfortunately, i don't know about the other names.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, Gerd stands for Gerd Neumann (a.k.a. Sea wanton), who formed Non Toxique Lost. Steffen should be Steffen Sh├╝tze (also of NTL) They covered Vorverstarker from Messehalle as well.

Thank you so much for sharing this!