Nostalgie Eternelle ‎– EP

EE Tapes ‎– EV03
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition


A1 Without You 3:22
A2 Too Late To Be Sad 5:01
B1 Conquest 4:08
B2 Just Darkness 5:02

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Special edition, handnumbered, limited to 85 copies.
Comes with insert, sticker and 2 photographs.

All tracks recorded in Leer and released before on cassette compilations in 1988.
Remastered for vinyl in Berlin 2011.

A1: 15.05.1988
A2: 18.08.1988
B1: 31.10.1988
B2: 25.08.1988

All tracks © One Last Dream / Urknall Tonquelle

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July 14, 2011

Nostalgia-hunters are well rewarded these days. Just think of all the nice goodies we got (recently) from OnderStroom Records, Dark Entries Records and LTM Recordings.
EE Tapes can easily be added to this list of impressive labels. There back now with a fantastic EP, “Nostalgie éternelle” from the German duo Nostalgie éternelle. Stefan Heinze and Dieter Mauson bring you dark minimal synthpop / wave of outstanding quality. The 4 songs on this EP were released earlier on cassette-compilations.
“Without You” opens graciously with an effective mix of bass, nervous electronics and FALL-ish vocals. Next up is “Too Late To Be Sad”, a captivating instrumental. Pay attention to the fantastic bass (Trisomie 21) appearing for the first time halfway the song! This wonderful track alone ensures a high score for this release! I played it over and over again these last few days. The EP continues with more intriguing, adventurous bleeps and (very) dark synths in “Conquest” and the instrumental “Just Darkness”.
To EE Tapes: respect!
Wonderful EP and only 249 copies left, so hurry to wool-e-shop and buy this gem! The first 85 copies are numbered and 2 extra photographs are added. - Didier Pieters - 07/06/2011

From the world of dust and dirt, the basement of music history… perhaps… we find Nostalgie Eternelle, a duo of Stefan Heinze and Dieter Mauson. In the second half of the 80s they were active in the world of cassettes. The small photo on the insert shows a whole bunch of them, presumably compilations in which they took part. Labelboss Eriek van Havere, himself around from the same years, hand picked four pieces from four compilation cassettes by this band. 'Minimal synth' is to some a word of magic, and I might be one (more from the 'hearing' department, then investing in obscure vinyl from those years). I do remember them pretty well, and quite enjoyed their bleepy rhythm machines, synthesizers, bass, cheap sampler and a voice that is not the best around. That last aspect belongs to 'minimal synth': a dark voice, not always in tune, angst ridden lyrics. I think Nostalgie Eternelle are/were at their best when they keep their tunes with voice, such as here in 'Too Late To Be Sad' and 'Just Darkness', although the other two pieces are almost as nice. Synthi-pop with dark edge. I have no idea where they stand in the picking order of forgotten bands but judging by these four tracks, I think someone should do a LP by them. I am sure they have plenty of good stuff in the vaults.
(FdW) VITAL WEEKLY number 784 week 23 - 07/06/2011