We got two new titles from Medical Records! First up is Youth, a collection of songs from Body 11 that includes his 1988 self-released Mind EP and 6 perviously unreleased tracks recorded around the same time as the EP. The unreleased tracks are songs that were distributed only on cassette (to friends, etc) at the time. The tracks have been transferred from cassette and have been remastered by Jacob Jacobsen for this reissue. The LP embodies the essence of the EBM (electronic body music) subgenre that was prevalent in the late 80′s. Fans of early Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, late 80′s industrial (Wax Trax, Nettwerk) and even early Skinny Puppy will find this collection essential.
The second title now available from Medical Records is Die Gesunden‘s self-titled LP. Die Gesunden (translated to the healthy ones) was mainly comprised of the duo of Mabel Aschenneller and Eschi Rehm (who sadly passed away on November 12, 2008). They were also joined on drums by Thomas Wydler (who later became known for his membership in Nick Cave And the Bad Seeds). Taking influences from Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, and ENO/Bowie (who were coincidentally recording Low in Berlin at this time), Die Gesunden was one of the first Neue Deutsche Welle outfits. The self-titled LP was released in 1982 on Innovative Communication which was the independent record label formed by Klaus Schulze in 1978 after Klaus became very interested in the earliest Berlin Neue Deutsche Welle bands (such as Ideal, etc). The LP is a diverse collection of songs that showcases a jagged electronic quality with hints of power electronics mixed with synth pop. Overall, Die Gesunden is a very diverse listen and will surely appeal to fans of early Neue Deutsche Welle (early Der Plan) as well as proto-industrial and experimental new wave.
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