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Herzschlag Erde / Verdunkelt die Sinne

Formats: 12" Vinyl

Includes 20 page Inlay
Right on time for its 30th anniversary, Herzschlag Erde, cassette debut album of Die Welttraumforscher, is being re-released in a collaborative effort between the labels Planam and A Tree In A Field. The new, limited vinyl edition includes a large-format, 20-page booklet as well as the previously unreleased follow-up album, Verdunkelt die Sinne. Herzschlag Erde sets a musical and artistic course that has remained largely unchanged in the following 30 years. New, affordable technology such as a simple 2-track tape recorder capable of ping-pong overdubbing made it possible to record music alone; «We work with what we have, not with what we’d like to have.» Technological constraints are compensated by an unbounded imagination, yet the final result remains playful and intriguing. The opening track, Traum der Welt (Dream of the World), is also a manifesto of sorts: «…they are […] coming to us. Die Welttraumforscher, music from the far end of our thoughts, Neither-Nor sounds, and dance ambushes.»