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Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: ...Remixen dei Welttraumforscher
Format: LP
Label: Gagarin
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Remixes by Mouse on Mars, Felix Kubin, F.X. Randomiz, Harald Sack, Neoangin, Minitcheve, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Klangwart, Nova Huta, Joe Tabu, Barbar Morgenstern, Schlammpeitziger, Forscher in der Nacht. Elaborate color gatefold sleeve, white colored vinyl, edition of 1000 copies." -Gagarin.

Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: Die singende Sternlaterne/Folklore des Weltalls 1982
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Planam very proudly presents you Die singende Sternlaterne/Folklore des Weltalls 1982 by Die Welttraumforscher. This record includes the first-time LP edition of the mysterious Swiss electro-Dada artists second cassette as well as previously-unreleased material. Issued in conjunction with Christian Pflugers first comprehensive retrospective Ein Sommer in der Wirklichkeit (i.e. "A Summer in Reality") at Kunsthaus Langenthal and the corresponding monograph "Songs, Signs, Explorations" presenting drawings, music, lyrics, films and other rare material. When Die Welttraumforscher set out on July 14, 1981 no one could have realized that their journey would not be over soon. For more than 30 years now, Christian Pfluger has been working on drawings, texts, films and songs for the fascinating universe of the imaginary trio, which is well populated with figures like Leguan Rätselmann or Kip Eulenmeister and his astronauts of the spirit. In the course of that journey, among other things, over 35 music cassettes, LPs and CDs have been released, presenting minimal songs that the Welttraumforscher themselves call "Bretzelberg pop" and "space folklore." Planam now re-issues the Welttraumforschers second cassette, including the previously-unreleased album Folklore des Weltalls 1982. Translators note: The expression "Welttraum" in "Die Welttraumforscher" is a play on the words "Weltraum" (Universe), "Welt" (world) and "Traum" (dream). "Die Welttraumforscher" can both be read as "The Explorers of the Universe" as well as "The Explorers of the Dream of the World." Edition limited to 350 copies." - Planam.

Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: Herzschlag Erde/Verdunkelt Die Sinne
Format: LP
Label: Planam
Country: Italy
Price: $33.00
"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. Die Welttraumforscher is one of Switzerlands most enigmatic musical projects, with a catalog that not only spans more than 30 albums, but also films, stories and countless illustrations. These documents are the only proof that Die Welttraumforscher actually exists. Small creatures with big, gentle eyes, more reminiscent of friendly ghosts than of scientists (Forscher), are depicted with child-like innocence and painstaking attention to detail. Their universe also includes such characters as the Moon Pope, Kip Eulenmeister and Leguan Rätselmann. Together, they experience weird adventures with a touch of science fiction, metaphysics and dadaism. As Die Welttraumforscher themselves put it: We are working for the next world. No wonder that those of us stuck in the here-and-now are not always able to make sense of it. The man behind this phantom band is only mentioned in the small print: Lyrics, music and illustrations by Christian Pfluger for Die Welttraum-forscher. Not unlike musical kindred spirits The Residents, Pfluger remains in the shadows, creating a mystique. However, instead of concealing or disguising himself at shows, he just very rarely plays live at all. This veil of mystery, the borderline-esoteric mysticism, plus the fact that the lyrics are almost exclusively in German, might explain to some degree why Die Welttraumforscher have always led a niche existence. Among musicians, however, they have already gained cult status. Mouse on Mars, Neoangin, and Harald Sack Ziegler are just a few known admirers. Together with other musicians, they released a remix LP on Felix Kubins Gagarin label in 1999. Other well-known aficionados are Dieter Meier (Yello) and German astronaut Hans-Joachim Roloff. Herzschlag Erde sets a musical and artistic course that has remained largely unchanged in the following 30 years. New, affordable technology such as the 4-track-cassette home studio made it possible to record music alone and with simple equipment; We work with what we have, not with what wed 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 (i.e. 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. Edition limited to 350 copies including a large (20 page) booklet with sinister photos, surreal drawings and lyrics in German and English." -Planam

Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: 21 Weltraum-Standards
Format: Double CD
Label: Staubgold
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"First things first: Staubgold are immensely proud to present this cooperation with one of Europes most enduring avant garde pop groups ever. Since their formation in Zurich in 1978, the Welttraumforschers music has been moving to and fro in a field marked by the cornerstones of the classic pop song as epitomized by Burt Bacharach or Simon and Garfunkel, the emotional barrenness of Nick Drakes compositions, the escapism of Syd Barrett and electronic home recording-miniatures of cinematic dimensions as [co-]developed by Der Plan and Cabaret Voltaire. But this band never consciously flirted with the notion of being ahead of their time. The Welttraumforscher have always been self-sufficient and completely independent -- and that goes for their musical as well as their lyrical content. In their unique way, they are working on everyday myths (complete with fantasy characters like Kip Eulenmeister and Leguan Rätselmann). This is not limited to their music but also comes out in the hand drawn cover art and comic strips. All this they do in their incomparable, unprejudiced and highly idiosyncratic style. In the first 25 years of their existence the band created a body of work surrounded by a mystic aura similar to that of the Residents -- with the difference that Welttraumforscher-Mastermind Christian Pfluger has never tried to stay anonymous. At the beginning of the Eighties he started the bands own Monif label which henceforth released almost all of the bands output, at first exclusively on cassettes, and from the middle of the Eighties also on limited vinyl editions. Since 1993 the band has also issued their music on CD. 21 Weltraum-Standards does not lay claim to being a representative cross-section of the bands output over the last 25 years; the intention of this compilation is more one of presenting the Welttraumforscher from their friendliest and more accessible side, thus trying to introduce them to a larger audience. The vinyl version of the 21 Weltraum-Standards will be released as a single LP while the digital version will appear in the form of a double CD (for the price of a normal CD). The latter will include the album ..remixen die Welttraumforscher, formerly released as a vinyl-only on Felix Kubins label Gagarin Records and which has long sold out. This album contains remixes by Mouse on Mars, Barbara Morgenstern, FX Randomiz, Neoangin, Schlammpeitziger, Minitchev, Nova Huta, Harald Sack Ziegler, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Joe Tabu and Klangwart. As a bonus the CD is augmented by two most charming (but then what of the Welttraumforschers output could defy that adjective?) and hitherto unreleased videos of the band." - Staubgold.

Artist: DIE WELTTRAUMFORSCHER
Title: 21 Weltraum-Standards
Format: LP
Label: Staubgold
Country: Germany
Price: $14.00
"First things first: Staubgold are immensely proud to present this cooperation with one of Europes most enduring avant garde pop groups ever. Since their formation in Zurich in 1978, the Welttraumforschers music has been moving to and fro in a field marked by the cornerstones of the classic pop song as epitomized by Burt Bacharach or Simon and Garfunkel, the emotional barrenness of Nick Drakes compositions, the escapism of Syd Barrett and electronic home recording-miniatures of cinematic dimensions as [co-]developed by Der Plan and Cabaret Voltaire. But this band never consciously flirted with the notion of being ahead of their time. The Welttraumforscher have always been self-sufficient and completely independent -- and that goes for their musical as well as their lyrical content. In their unique way, they are working on everyday myths (complete with fantasy characters like Kip Eulenmeister and Leguan Rätselmann). This is not limited to their music but also comes out in the hand drawn cover art and comic strips. All this they do in their incomparable, unprejudiced and highly idiosyncratic style. In the first 25 years of their existence the band created a body of work surrounded by a mystic aura similar to that of the Residents -- with the difference that Welttraumforscher-Mastermind Christian Pfluger has never tried to stay anonymous. At the beginning of the Eighties he started the bands own Monif label which henceforth released almost all of the bands output, at first exclusively on cassettes, and from the middle of the Eighties also on limited vinyl editions. Since 1993 the band has also issued their music on CD. 21 Weltraum-Standards does not lay claim to being a representative cross-section of the bands output over the last 25 years; the intention of this compilation is more one of presenting the Welttraumforscher from their friendliest and more accessible side, thus trying to introduce them to a larger audience. The vinyl version of the 21 Weltraum-Standards will be released as a single LP while the digital version will appear in the form of a double CD (for the price of a normal CD). The latter will include the album ..remixen die Welttraumforscher, formerly released as a vinyl-only on Felix Kubins label Gagarin Records and which has long sold out. This album contains remixes by Mouse on Mars, Barbara Morgenstern, FX Randomiz, Neoangin, Schlammpeitziger, Minitchev, Nova Huta, Harald Sack Ziegler, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Joe Tabu and Klangwart. As a bonus the CD is augmented by two most charming (but then what of the Welttraumforschers output could defy that adjective?) and hitherto unreleased videos of the band." - Staubgold.

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