HalTapes presents an archival issue
of a 1989 Harsh Reality Music compilation
Music from a Divided Germany
1. Yref & Nickola: “Opiska” — Berlin, West Germany
2. Nostalgie Éternelle: “Loop-Hole” — Leer & Rhauderfehn, WG
3. Die Rache: “Mild U. Weich” — Nürnberg, WG
4. Siegmar Fricke: “Metal-Working-Grabs — Wilhelmshaven, WG
5. Solanaceae Tau: “Muzak Ritual” — Frankfurt, WG
6. Das Freie Orchester: “Untitled #3” — Berlin, East Germany
7. Berlin Diary: “Indigo Stages (Part One)” — Berlin, WG
8. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe: “If it is sure that man is able to do anything, is it also sure that he needs it?” — Berlin, WG
9. Tesendalo: “Der Strahlenschutzbeauftragte Empfielt” — Berlin, WG
10. Context: “Product 44” — Erlangen, WG
1. PCR: “Acteon.V” — Nürnberg, WG
2. Radiotron: “Baby Came Back” — Aachen, WG
3. Kopfschmerztablette: “Ruckkehr Unmoglich” — Nürnberg, WG
4. Doc Wör Mirran: “Fastly Skitso” — Nürnberg, WG
5. M. Finnkrieg: “Instant Replay (First Frame)” — Berlin, WG
6. Der Pilz: “3 Lpusen” — Oldenburg, WG
7. Jörg Thomasius: “Die Verfolgung” — Berlin, EG
8. Henry Hektik: “Kontemplation” — Berlin, WG
9. Unanitious Anonymous: “News from the Shopping Bags” — Lauf, WG
10. L’Edarps a Moth: “I Want Your Laughter” — Bocholt, WG
Copyright 1989 by Harsh Reality Music, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
compilation produced by Chris Phinney
cassette cover typesetting by Carl Howard
Music from a Divided Germany is presented here for historical, archival, educational, and non-commercial purposes. This archival issue was created by Hal McGee with the authorization of Harsh Reality label owner and compilation producer Chris Phinney.
The 94-minute compilation was transcribed to digital by Hal McGee on February 28, 2015, using Audacity, from an original cassette copy (on Maxell UR-90 Normal Bias Type I tape) given to McGee by Chris Phinney.
The two audio files are straight transcriptions of the entire sides of the 90-minute cassette. Silences at the beginnings and ends of the sides of tape are included.
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Oh boy is this album a treat. If you ever want to know what walking through an abandoned city filled with the ghostly memories of the past feels like, look no further. A beautifully spooky album that you should definitely listen to, especially when you're alone in the dark. Every song is fantastic, but Clown is Dead really ramps things up into something akin to dread. Prince Laqroix