Thursday, October 23, 2008

V/A-GANZ EINFACH, LP, 2002 (RECORDED: EARLY 80'S), GERMANY





Alongside Kernkrach and, slightly later, Vinyl-On-Demand, Was Soll Das? Schallplatten was among the very first imprints to begin to document for posterity the vast array of brilliant and uncompromising musical activities initiated during the 80's within the milieu of Germany's cassette culture underground, a subculture that erupted in tandem with the advent of the more public face of the Neue Deutsche Welle (D.A.F., Einsturzende Neubauten, Der Plan et.al.) and whose artistic output was heretofore destined to decay into demagnetized oblivion. Issued in an edition of 100 copies, Ganz Einfach was the very first release on Was Soll Das? Schallplatten (nowadays known as WSDP and closing in on 40 reissues, last I checked) and consists of a cherry picked selection of art damaged underground craziness culled from assorted tapes, a tack that the Kassettentater series of LP's would pursue to similar ends. I've flown the flag for NDW since I started posting on M.S. and the batch here is genuinely stellar. The sensibility of Franck at WSD?S/WSDP seems to privilege the more feral, freaky and noisy manifestations of the NDW zeitgeist and the best bits here (though it's all largely excellent) are the proactively damaged ones, from Tagesschau's post-industrial robot chant to Der Hassliche D's Bomis Prendin-like tinker toy art grind and from the dead eyed cold wave flatline of Chemische Ameisenscheisse to Solide Einsamkeit's poignantly Tuxedomoon-y art wave.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sitting listening to this. Very enjoyable. I have heard some of the other artist off of Wsdp, but some of these I haven't. Some songs sound as very dark edged NDW instead of the usuall craziness. Good Compilation.Thnks....

soundhead said...

nice nice nice... thanks vdoandsound!

Franck said...

Good to see my comp available on such a nice blog like yours.

Anonymous said...

Can you please reupped the kassettentäter vinyls?
Thank you very much!

vdoandsound said...

franck-Nice to see you commenting here and happy to know that you approve of the post!

anonymous-Er...the links for the Kassettentater LP's are all still active...

franck said...

Why shouldn´t I? This is definitely one of the best blogs around. It saves me a lot of work downsizing my collection from vinyl to mp3 ;o)

Electric Voodoo said...

Thanks franck!!!! VERY COOL

OPI said...

thank you! especially Z.S.K.A. and Tagesschau are brilliant :)

CodeVerifier said...

Always nice to find some new NDW. Looking forward to listening to it.

oldskool said...

As a big 4D fan, I want to thank you for this very much! That track was only much shorter and in much inferior quality on the New Wave Complex series. Fantastic!! You do not happen to have the "What's Going On" tape by them?

Jay said...

This compilation is good in a different way than most of 'ndw that i like. Its amazing

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