JD Twitch presents Kreaturen Der Nacht
STRUT RECORDS SET TO RELEASE JD TWITCH PRESENTS KREATUREN DER NACHT ON NOVEMBER 9TH, 2018.
Strut present an exclusive new compilation curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch, ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany’s original post-punk and independent scene from 1979 to 1985.
This was an era of particular artistic upheaval in Germany; emphasis was placed on expression rather than technical perfection, artistic impact rather than skill. Bands consciously abandoned the English-speaking mainstream with German band names and lyrics. “Although we had a small underground scene, it was very vibrant,” explains Gudrun Gut of Malaria! “Bands like Die Haut, our first band Mania D., Malaria!... we organised gigs ourselves, hung around together in a handful of clubs like Risiko or Dschungel and went to gigs at SO36. West Germany had other regional scenes too: Düsseldorf and Köln around Der Plan and the Ata Tak label and there was the Hamburg side with Abwärts. Germany didn’t have a real music industry like the US or UK back then.”
This new collection is a personal selection from JD Twitch: “The compilation is not designed to tell a definitive story of what was going on in Germany in this era; it is more an arbitrary collection of records I adore from a specific era with a specific attitude that hopefully together sum up some of the musical undercurrents in Germany at that time.”
The package features a host of rare and unseen photos from the period along with extensive interviews with artists including Beate Bartel (Mania D.), Gudrun Gut (Malaria!, Mania D.) Christoph Dreher (Die Haut), Michael Hirsch (P1/E, ExKurs) and Thomas Voburka (Weltklang).
‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’ is released on CD, 2LP and digital on 9th November.
1. LEBEN UND ARBEITEN - AMANITA
2. MALARIA! – YOUR TURN TO RUN
3. AUSSERHALB - ZEITZELLE
4. DIE HAUT – DER KARIBISCHE WESTERN
5. AUS LAUTER LIEBE – PINGELIG
6. MANIA D – TRACK 4
7. EXKURS – FAKTEN
8. CHRISTIANE F – WUNDERBAR (JD TWITCH EDIT)
9. SPRUNG AUS DEN WOLKEN – DUB AND DIE
10. P1/E – UP AND ABOVE / UP AND ABOVE DUB
11. FRANZ ERLMEIER & FRITZ KÖSTLER – ÖFFNEN SIE MAL IHRE TASCHE
12. POPULÄRE MECHANIK - SCHARFER SCHNITT (No. 1)
13. ANDREAS DORAU – FRED VOM JUPITER
14. WELTKLANG – VEB HEIMAT
15. STEFAN BLÖSER – VOYAGER ONE
16. MATTHIAS SCHUSTER – AN RAH ROBEEL
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