Boomkat Product Review:
**Hand-numbered edition of 500 copies** Berlin-born, Munich-residing electronic artist and musician Olaf Schirm was inspired by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and Klaus Schulze to make his own music in the late '70s and early '80s. V-O-D's 'Tape Works 80-82' collects the best from a trio of his studio productions built on Moog, commercial Japanese synths and his custom-built Symboter Modular System for the Syntape label - 'Synchroton' (SYN06), 'Matrix' (SYN005) and 'Phon-Ethik' (SYN017). Notably, Schirm was a technician for Gershon Kingsley, the author of Moog classic, 'Popcorn', and worked its distinctive, bubbling sequences across his own compositions on display here, from the very Kraftwerk-esque hooks of 'Digimba' to the lathered melodies of 'Walking Duck' and the solemn synth-pop vista of 'Electronic City', or best of all, the piquant pirouette of 'Die Transzendenz'. RIYL Kraftwerk!