After posting a compilation of Berlin underground music from 1979-1983 a while back, today's offering will be an even more obscure bootleg of German minimal synth stuff from the same time period. The LP Kassettentäter (Cassette Offender) apparently first surfaced on the German eBay site, containing tracks from various rare tape releases. It was itself released in a limited edition of 100, and so it was no surprise that it sold (and continues to sell) for insane amounts of money. But let me not go into the ethics of bootlegging, since I know that you would rather listen to the music than reading moralistic rants. Here it is, as usual in MP3 format:
4172 - Steig den Luis Trenker | Der blaue Traum - Lebkuchen | Duotronic Synterror - 190 Stunden | Georgie D - Die Kunst wird mal durch Abschlachten gross | Der künftige Musikant - Stummel | Reinheit des Herzens - Paris hat 7 Brücken | Steff-GBH - Die feige Sonne | Ewig + 3 Tage - Keine Angst vor '84 | Militanz - Paul = fort | Hessen ganz gross! - Unter der Achsel | Sugalo - Heiliger Vater Staat | Co-Mix - Irrwitz | Täglich - Neue Art | Lorenz Loren - Honecker in Cambodia
I have zero information about the artists on this compilation, but you might want to know the following: Luis Trenker was a famously tacky Austrian mountain climber and filmmaker, Erich Honecker was the famously obtuse East German head of state from 1971 to 1989, and Paris is the name of two Wisconsin towns with a combined population of more than 2,000. Furthermore, the problem with the current electronic music scene is that they don't use Casio synthesizers anymore.