Boomkat Product Review:
Excellent primer on the diffuse, highly influential elektronik music scene centred around the N.W. German industrial city, Düsseldorf circa late '70s-early '80s. Spanning work by common elements such as Wolfgang Riechmann - who played with both Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, and Neu!'s Michael Rother - in the sparkling 'Wunderbar', and La Düsseldorf's eponymous anthem, through to the ambient visions of Harmonia & Eno, and or the proto-techno warning volleys of D.A.F.'s 'Der Mussolini', Die Krupps' helter skelter 'Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn' and Liasons Dangereuses' deadly 'Los Niños Del Parque', this selection reveals the city's disproportionate influence over discos and bedrooms across the world ever since. Of course, Düsseldorf was also famously home to Kraftwerk, but this selection cuts deeper into the city's heritage, presenting long lost pioneers of N.D.W. pop - Macrosoft with 'Electricity' - alongside much lesser known, yet no less brilliant, obscurities such as Teja's tumbling electro-dub, 'Säuren Ätzen Und Zersetzen', and unsung local heroes, Rheingold ('Dreiklangdimensionen') in the same context as Neu!'s 'Hero'.