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Max goldt always knew how to take the rope off the german neck by using our language in a light and ironical way. however, before he became a national celebrity for his poetic satirical writings, he had produced a vast amount of home recording pieces whose quirky complexity and uber-earthly beauty has hardly been recorgnized and appreciated until today. after some years of silence, mr goldt - who never gives any interviews - has handed out a bunch of audio tape tracks to the soul scratchers of gagarin records. the compilation of tracks represented on this record came to existence in splendid isolation at his old flat in berlin during the years 1981-83. Already in these early recordings one can hear max goldt's huge talent for lyrics and strange moods: the blond nadine and the black carola drink rum with coca cola and wait for their war veterans (soldaten), a pair of male hands stroke a globe (bei elektrischem licht) and grapefruit hearts are squeazed in the dark (upside downtown). Until today max goldt is one of the few heroes in german underground music who is able to give his sounds and lyrics an aura of melancholy, weirdness and glamour at the same time. (label info)