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ARTIST
TITLE
Die Verschwörung
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MA 061CD MA 061CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2006

Originally released in 2004, this was Berlin-based Der Plan's triumphant return after 15 years in hiatus. Der Plan is one of the most influential German bands, and pioneers of German '80s electronica/avant garde pop. Their legendary debut album Geri Reig from 1980 paved the way for a whole new musical style and movement -- the "Neue Deutsche Welle" (New German Wave) -- which brought the world D.A.F. and Einstuerzende Neubauten. Der Plan had also been very influential on the international music scene: obviously some of Britain's more daring synthie pop bands of the '80s were inspired by them, but also electronica acts like Mouse On Mars and To Rococo Rot. Die Verschwörung (The Conspiracy) features 15 tracks including a stunning electro interpretation of the famous German children's poem "Dunkel Wars." Other highlights include "Hohe Kante," and the catchy "Copyright Slavery," recorded with a full children's choir. The album continues their distinctive electronica sound with simple and catchy melodies often showcasing a unique child-like quality, radical humor and wit. The album was recorded with vintage analog keyboards and sequencers, continuing the original Plan sound of the early '80s.