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ARTIST
TITLE
Erde 80
FORMAT
10"

LABEL
CATALOG #
MEDICAL 014EP MEDICAL 014EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/5/2012

"The next installment in the Medical Records journey takes us to West Berlin. In 1979, armed with a Korg MS-10 synthesier and a very simple rhythm box, Christof Glowalla began experimenting with a tape recorder and a few DIY sound generators. Influenced by outfits such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and Fad Gadget, Glowalla eventually put his creation to tape at the West Berlin 'Musiclab,' which was a small 8-track studio in the Kreuzberg district. What resulted in 1980 was the self-released now excruciatingly rare Erde 80 7-inch single. Glowalla also collaborated in a band called Exobit in 1981 with Ingolf Kurkowski and Frank Landgraf, but it was a brief existence. Also in 1981, Glowalla recorded three more tracks with Kurkowski which were presented to various record labels, but they unfortunately were never released at the time. Though relatively obscure in the early 1980s, the Erde 80 7-inch release slowly became an underground hit with collectors with subsequently rising prices that continue to rise today. Medical Records is proud to compile for the first time the two tracks from Erde 80 plus the three tracks recorded in 1981. The tracks are culled from the carefully digitized now lost master tapes. For lovers of cold, synth-heavy pop with a darker feel. Presented as Medical Records' first 10-inch release, this collection is released on high-quality 10-inch opaque mustard colored vinyl in a limited edition of 600 hand-numbered copies."