Boomkat Product Review:
Funkstörung are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a return to their warehouse-driven acid beginings! In 1995, Unit Moebius, the Dutch industrial techno veterans highly admired by Funkstörung, released the first records by the boys from Rosenheim on their label Bunker Records and, most notably, on its evil twin, Acid Planet. A total of 53 tracks on 6 mini-LPs, with a pressing of 200, were produced during this phase. When cleaning up their studio, Funkstörung rediscovered used tapes and old vinyl containing the music of that time and they couldn't resist listening to them, just for fun of it. On "The Return To The Acid Planet", it's those distinctive fuzzy sounds of the 303 and 808 that set the tone. In contrast to ten years ago, the tracks weren't produced on the original equipment, because that's all been sold, in favor of a virtual studio, over the course of time. Instead, they used reverse-engineered reproductions made by the technical experts among their circle of friends. Cryptic titles, such as "AP1106", refer to the release numbers of that former time, and you can read them as Acid Planet 11, track 6, which is actually one of the first tracks ever to be recorded by Funkstörung. "Commodore C128D" is a funny one, not only because this was the first model of computer used by Michael Fakesch, but it was also barred from sale in the United States, because the interference it was said to cause was too heavy (interference = Funkstörung in German!). Pieces like "Wearing Old Armani" pay homage to the sound design of that time, which in this case refers to Robert of course, not Giorgio.