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V2 Schneider

Tape Works 1981-85 (Box 3xLP)

Label: Vinyl-On-Demand

Format: LPx3

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The finest German Minimal / Synth from early 80\\\'s NDW Underground by V2 SchneiderFor this release Jürgen Schweighart, alias V2 Schneider, sat down, saved and listened to approximately 50 original master tapes, reels and cassettes from 1980 to 1985 including his official tape releases \\\"Vol. 1\\\" (1981), \\\"Blues\\\" (1982), \\\"Abgrund der Gefühle\\\" (1984), \\\"Nr.1 in Hong Kong\\\" (1985), \\\"After A.I.D.S. Symphony\\\" (1985) and many so far unreleased hidden treasures, demos and out-takes.

At the request of Frank of VOD-Records, none of the tracks were remixed or edited and therefore kept in their authentic original and charming form. Going back to the sound and feeling of early cassette music is for the mature ear challenging and rewarding at the same time. This music just cannot be done anymore in this time and age and for good reasons. The energy of youth and also NOT having the state of the art studio equipment makes one curious and excited.  Sometimes it is in those limitations that very interesting things are born, despite the factor that a lot of those old songs sound pretty noisy and amateurism. But that is the point and a lot of fun came out of it... ...and maybe we were some kind of pioneers...




It all started in 1979 when the punk scene was in full bloom and we, the youthful dilletants believed that changing the world included a hit on a cooking pot, some weird strumming of a distorted acoustic guitar or screaming from the top of the lungs. We were anti Art, but Dadaists, hated politics but were political, anti-pretty but extremely vain, anti-Rock and anti-conformist.


Nevertheless we still had our roots based in 60\\\'s Rock`n Roll and Kraftwerk somehow, believing that Bowie`s HEROES was the most important album ever. Hence, the little pseudoneum of V2 Schneider - thank you David! A little later ( in 1980) we even dared to form a band, recording the fruits of our ecstasies, touring the whole south of Germany as the BLINDGÄNGER producing tapes and even a single Vinyl record, as if Pink Floyd had never happened....Well, we didn`t sell that much...We held on to our own heroes, some of them still recording and of major cult status. We are talking about the Cure,Ultravox, Pistols, ENO, Siouxsie, Costello, Wire, Roy Harper, Fripp and Peter Hammill. But we were neither Punk nor Goth. We needed our daytime jobs and used all our free time to hang out in clubs, concerts and our humble music rooms, located in local caverns and basements or even up in a tower. Touring was tough as was the recording.


Cat. number: VOD 126
Year: 2014
Genre: Electronic

Member edition of 250 copies including shirt and individual certificate