Thursday, March 5, 2009

VA - Cassettencombinat Berlin 1980 - 81

"On the one hand, West Berlin provided a home for people who had run away from other places where their creativity was being stunted. On the other hand it was a paradise for all kinds of exhibitionists and posers, because it was possible to become someone pretty quickly – simply because it was a village-type community and also because no one could check up on your background.

"Reinventing both yourself and music. That was the nature of the time and the basic concept of the Neubauten: "We will push the boundaries of music till there's no music left." Our aim was to totally destroy music."

Quoted from an interview with Alexander Hacke

... and then they all moved East. Took this from "Square Dancing In A Round House". Most highlighted experience from my listening has so far been that of Borsig Werke.


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