"Formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut, the combo played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin and were among the pioneers of Electroclash, long before the genre even existed. In the year they started out, DIN A TESTBILD played at the opening of the legendary Berlin underground club S.O. 36 and in 1980 they appeared at Hamburg's first "In die Zukunft" (Into the Future) festival, organized by Alfred Hilsberg. "Abfall/Garbage", their first single, is emblematic of the entire West Berlin music scene from 1978-1982. The group also participated in the seminal "Geniale Dilletanten" event at the Tempodrom in Berlin (1981). Their contribution to German underground cinema and the art scene cannot be captured in a few simple words. Such is the measure of the cult and legend of DIN A TESTBILD. Exactly 30 years after the release of their debut LP "Programm 1" on Klaus Schulze's IC record label, the Berliners have picked up the thread of their album series with "Programm 6" in 2010. Mark Eins is joined by long-term members Nutty Norman and Ralf Zimmermann, as well as Axel Brand, plus guest musicians Gerrit Meijer, the legendary Berlin guitarist of the band PVC and vocalist Bettina Schoch. DIN A TESTBILD aim straight for the dancefloor on "Programm 6": driving basslines, hypnotic grooves, dark harmonies, mechanical sounds, expressive shouts. All given an extra-special flair through the sporadic intervention of industrial instrumentation such as Gerrit Meijer's metal machine guitar or Nutty Norman's chaoscillator and, on occasion, even through Bettina Schoch's rousing vocals." (labe info) CD only
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2010| BUREAU B | 19.90

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