** 400 copies** The third installment in the "Ata Tak - The Collection" series is another stunning 5CD box set designed by Moritz R. that also includes a bonus MiniCD with exclusive live tracks by Die Doraus & Die Marinas. What is nowadays classified as modern electronic music (Elektro, Techno..) has enjoyed a long tradition at Ata Tak (the label exsist since 1979) Those who have made their debut on the Ata Tak/Das Büro label include DAF, Der Plan, Pyrolator, Wirtschaftswunder, Holger Hiller, Andreas Dorau, Element Of Crime, Lost Gringos, Picky Picnic, Die Tödliche Doris, Minus Delta T, Oval and many others. The tendency towards "easy-consumable intelligent music" combined with the desire for independent orginality, innovation, even the bizarre - are all typically characteristics of Ata Tak. Inasmuch as Ata Tak epitomises respect for good traditions, they refuse to be dogmatic or fashionable.
CD1 - Die Doraus & Die Marinas "Blumen und Narzissen" (SS3001)
A masterpiece of Teenage Pop recorded in 1981, it features their hit number "Fred vom Jupiter" and 6 bonus tracks. Includes booklet with lyrics. Digitally remastered CD comes in a Mini LP/paper sleeve with gold-leaf stamping.
CD2 - Ja Ja Ja "Ja Ja Ja" (SS3002)
A legendary album recorded in 1982 featuring Julie Jigsaw, a female rapper from NY. No Wave, Krautrock and Old-School-Rap make a miraculous encounter on this record! Includes booklet with lyrics. Digitally remastered CD comes a in Mini LP/paper sleeve with neon-ink printing.
CD3 - Lost Gringos "Endstation Eldorado" (SS3003)
Anarchy-Stateless-Ethno-Pop, featuring Eberhardt Steinkruger and Pete Jekyll. Includes a Reggae-arranged Bob Dylan song, a military song by an 87 year-old-man, Brect/Weill song by a female philosopher, song of sex-and-money by 13 year-old girls... Crazy album! Digitally remastered from the original master tape, CD comes in a Mini LP/paper sleeve.
CD4 - Die Zimmermänner "Goethe" (SS3004)
Pop Rock group from Hamburg whose original album release was recorded in 1983. Includes booklet with lyrics and faithful replica of the original insert. Digitally remastered from the original master tape, CD comes in a Mini LP/paper sleeve.
CD5 - Picky Picnic "Ha! Ha! Tarachine" (SS3005)
Mysterious electric-pop duo from Japan. At the time of release rumours had that this was a Der Plan record in disguise, but it wasn't... This is Picky Picnic debut album released in 1985. Digitally remastered CD comes in a mini-LP/paper sleeve.
MiniCD - Die Doraus & Die Marinas "Live 1981" (SS3006)
Includes three unreleased songs and is exclusively available in this box set.