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(2013) Tape Works 80-82 Vinyl LP

(2013) Tape Works 80-82 Vinyl LP

The one and only Symboter LP on Vinyl! Early works of 1981 and 1982.
Limited and numbered Edition of 500 units by Vinyl on Demand, sold out.

The tapes from 1980-1982 contained songs I had recorded from 1978-1981, many of them live due to lack of multitrack recording equipment or because too complicated, then on 4-track tape devices and finally a few pieces in a 24 track studio, which I did a few nights allowed to use it.

The original master tapes have disappeared over time, there are only a few cassettes from that time. The German label “Vinyl on demand” has amazingly a complete set of “blue” studio cassettes. At the time there was an “orange” series, which contained only live recorded songs, without multi-track technology.

Vinyl on demand has only slightly reworked the cassettes in order not to change the original cassette sound.

I am particularly pleased that my works from that time have now been given a place in the hall of fame of this exclusive label.

Boomkat Product Review:

**Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies** Berlin-born, Munich-residing electronic artist and musician Olaf Schirm was inspired by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Klaus Schulze to make his own music in the late ’70s and early ’80s. V-O-D’s ‘Tape Works 80-82’ collects the best from a trio of his studio productions built on Moog, commercial Japanese synths and his custom-built Symboter Modular System for the Syntape label – ‘Synchroton’ (SYN06), ‘Matrix’ (SYN005) and ‘Phon-Ethik’ (SYN017). Notably, Schirm was a technician for Gershon Kingsley, the author of Moog classic, ‘Popcorn’, and worked its distinctive, bubbling sequences across his own compositions on display here, from the very Kraftwerk-esque hooks of ‘Digimba’ to the lathered melodies of ‘Walking Duck’ and the solemn synth-pop vista of ‘Electronic City’, or best of all, the piquant pirouette of ‘Die Transzendenz’. RIYL Kraftwerk!


  From “phon-ethik” (1983)
A1 Nachrichten 3:39
A2 Digimba 3:14
A3 Schlangenkonig 4:01
  From “Synchrotron” (1982)
A4 Walking Duck 4:51
A5 Kraftkern-Stop 1:25
A6 Silent Storm 2:56
A7 System 7:35
B1 Electronic City 5:46
B2 Blauer Planet Blauer 6:10
  From “Matrix” (1982)
B3 Die Transzendenz 5:58
B4 Step By Step 5:01
B5 Elektronenstimme 4:30

Remastered AtGS Mastering & Post


Comes with 12″ x 12″-insert.