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ARTIST
TITLE
The Wonderful World of Werkpiloten
FORMAT
2LP

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CATALOG #
VOD 105LP VOD 105LP
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RELEASE DATE
1/22/2016

2012 release. Limited edition of 500. Die Werkpiloten were Christian Aufderstroth aka Krischi (vocals) and Stefan Caesar aka Prinz Eisenhart (programming). The duo was active from 1981 until 1986, and released four cassettes including a compilation on their label Werkpilot Industrial Releases, as well as contributions to various tape compilations of the '80s cassette culture. This double LP compiles their first two tape releases published on their own tape label including 22 beautiful wave songs in the style of Factory acts like New Order, and even recalling the legendary Joy Division. The first LP features the contents of the Der Werkpilot compilation, released in 1983 and collecting recordings from 1981-'83 by Die Werkpiloten, Prinz Eisenhart, Landungsbrücken, Der Vorkriegsrausch, and Rhabarberkompott. The second LP features the highly sought-after masterpiece The Wonderful World of Die Werkpiloten from 1984. It's music that, except for guitar and bass, mainly has electric origins; it flows, sways, and encourages one to dream. It should kidnap the listener out of everyday life and into another, wonderful world. Constantly changing between introverted soundtracks and elaborated electro tracks. A complex and multifarious industrial pop, inspired by a melancholic attitude with its origins in the Mancunian Factory label of Section 25 and Joy Division. This is not surprising, considering where the duo grew up. They came from the Ruhr region of Germany, characterized by coal industry, a working-class environment, and disillusionment.