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ARTIST
TITLE
Palais Schaumburg
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TR 002CD TR 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/9/2009

[deleted version; replaced by BB 100CD/LP] Tapete re-issues the classic debut album by Hamburg-based post-punk/electronic pop band, Palais Schaumburg. In the early part of the '80s, Palais Schaumburg were revered for their eclectic mix of minimalistic analog-electro sounds, weird speak-singing and surrealist/nihilist lyrics. After a few single releases on Zick Zack, they recorded their 1981 debut (produced by David Cunningham) for Phonogram Records. "Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt" became a cult song, and the band went on to enjoy much international critical and popular acclaim. Palais Schaumburg founders Thomas Fehlmann (Flowing and The Orb) and Holger Hiller (Mute recording artist) haven't lost any of their creativity or sense of purpose and continue to delight us with their own projects, after Palais Schaumburg's demise in 1984. This is truly weirdo dance music filled with slanted, not-disco bass grooves, industrial clangs, and shout-y German monotone vocals that absolutely charm with their stark, art-pop appeal.