Kontrast (11) ‎– Kontrast

Remi Records ‎– 86001
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A Suite For The Young Girl
Composed By – Moran*, P.Smyth*, R.Drechsler*
B1 Trip
Composed By – R.Drechsler*
B2 Opus Dope Us
Composed By – R.Drechsler*
B3 Let's Fetz
Composed By – R.Drechsler*

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Recorded 1983-1985.

Project of ex-Out Of Focus members.

All covers are hand-made, and thus each one is slightly different. Copies generally come with 2 x A4 photocopied inserts on a variety of white or coloured papers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Seite A runout - stamped): 86001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Seite B runout - stamped): 86001-B
  • Matrix / Runout (scratched, on both runouts): HR
  • Rights Society: Gema
  • Label Code: LC 5372



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February 8, 2012
edited 8 months ago
About the original vinyl edition...
According to Remigius Drechsler 500 copies were pressed, of which the first 100 or so sold quickly, and the rest slowly. At Ultima Thule we had the last 50 sellable copies (some due to being stored in a damp location were deemed unsellable and were disposed of).

Note, re how this used to be listed on Discogs...
This should really be listed as Kontrast - Kontrast, with the musicians in the details: Remigius Drechsler, Marika Schmid-Falk, Christian Bäck, Moran, Ingo Schmid Neuhaus, Richard Netusil, Paul Smyth. Hence I've changed the above as a comprimise that makes it more searchable!

A rarity of 1980's Krautrock, Kontrast saw ex-Out Of Focus members: Remigius Drechsler, Ingo Schmid-Neuhaus and Moran Neumüller, working together again after having been apart for several years. Out Of Focus main-man Remigius Drechsler had been with Embryo on and off for a couple of years prior to this, and actually Kontrast was his project and not a proper band as such. In fact, one track is Remigius entirely solo, with the aid of some nifty multi-tracking! Most of the album, however, is pretty much live rockin' fusion stepping on from the second disc of Out Of Focus' "Four Letter Monday Afternoon", as a refined and complex fusion, deep groove music that rattles along magnificently, characteristic of the Munich scene, with the edge on solo upon solo, experimentation and weirdness. Though little-known, Kontrast deserve their growing reputation as one of the finest examples of 1980's Krautrock alongside Embryo's "Zack Gluck".