Wednesday, June 28, 2006

So here's the Plan:



"One of the founders of synth pop, der Plan were mainstays of the music underground of Germany in the 1980s. They inspired a countless number of like-minded groups as part of the Neue Deutsche Welle (German New Wave) scene. Inspired by the synthetic beats of Kraftwerk and the quirky styles of the Residents, Der Plan created a unique blend of electronics, pop music, and surrealism".
— allmusic.com

The german music journalists voted for "Geri Reig" as one of the the most important 50 records of the last century. Indeed der Plan ranks still among the style-forming groups of the "true" new German wave and its handling of electronic music instruments inspired groups world-wide. — atatak.com

German group Der Plan sticks out in the history of Neue Deutsche Welle. Pioneers of electro-pop and heir to the synthetic principles of post-Kraftwerk, they sing almost exclusively in German. Formed by Kurt “Pyrolator” Dahlke (ex-D.A.F.), Frank Fenstermacher, and Moritz “RRR” Reichelt, the trio released the mythical “Geri Reig”. With the success of a certain cult following, Der Plan put out “Normalette Surprise”. During their fifteen years in existence, they founded the Ata Tak label (D.A.F., Andreas Dorau, Holger Hiller, Oval, and Wirtschaftswunder). In 2004, after an eleven year absence, Der Plan V.4.0, including Moritz R., Künstler Treu (ex-Dauerfisch) and J.J. Jones returned to business with “Die Verschwörung”.
— megmontreal.com

Tracks:
01. Adrenalin lässt das Blut kochen
02. Geri Reig
03. Persisches Cowboy Golf
04. Gefährliche Clowns
05. Kleine Grabesstille
06. Der Weltaufstandsplan
07. Hans und Gabi
08. Commerce exterieur mondial sentimental
09. Was ich von mir denke
10. San Jose Car Muzak
11. Erste Begegnung mit dem Tod
12. Ich bin schizophren
13. Nessie
14. Gefährlich Clowns (manisch depressiv)
15. Die Welt ist schlecht


This rip has been removed by request from their record company.
You can listen to samples & buy the CD here, containing this album and 1981's 'Normalette Surprise' plus 3 bonus tracks:
Rot Grun Tot (the B-side to the 'Ampel' single),
8 1/2 (the B-side of the 'Fix Planet' single),
and Wir Werden Immer Mehr (the A-side of 'Fix Planet').

3 Comments:

Blogger archigram said...

Nice! I was going to post this on VCT at some point. You beat me to it! Wacky, interesting stuff indeed.

This is a great blog, and I look forward to what's in store!

Thu Jun 29, 08:02:00 AM GMT+10  
Anonymous pyrolator said...

Dear Benito,

In the last month some old atatak-releases were presented in the web not only on P2P, but also on blogs like yours.
I was not reacting on that, because these records are not planned for a re-release.
The album Geri-Reig is still in our program and we still sell some of them in our mailorder. As you might know, the times for independent records get worse. Every month we sell less copies of our products.
I herby would like to ask you to take off the download, even if it is ripped from vinyl. Thank you.
pyrolator / atatak

Tue Sep 05, 05:38:00 PM GMT+10  
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Fri Dec 15, 12:58:00 AM GMT+11  

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