Pyrolator ‎– Ausland

There is also a mispress of the 1981 LP with the cover and labels of 'Ausland' and the tracks from the 'Fix Planet!' compilation.

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WR10, WR 10 Pyrolator Ausland(LP, Album) Ata Tak, Ata Tak WR10, WR 10 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WR10, WR 10 Pyrolator Ausland(LP, Album, M/Print) Ata Tak, Ata Tak WR10, WR 10 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WR 87, WR87 Pyrolator Ausland(CD, Album, RE) Ata Tak, Ata Tak WR 87, WR87 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
CTCD-738 Pyrolator Ausland(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Captain Trip Records CTCD-738 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BB 098 Pyrolator Ausland(CD, Album, Promo, RE, car) Bureau B BB 098 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
BB 098 Pyrolator Ausland(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Bureau B BB 098 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
BB 098, BB 98 Pyrolator Ausland(LP, Album, RE, 180) Bureau B, Bureau B BB 098, BB 98 Europe 2012 Sell This Version



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October 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Ausland, LP, Album, WR10, WR 10

Pyrolator is a solo project of Kurt Dahlke, a member of Der Plan. Ausland (abroad) is reminiscent of the Resident’s surrealist spirit but with a new wave touch that eases the music.

It begins with 'Max', a light piece à la Der Plan that moves on with 'Die Haut der Frau' (woman’s skin), a track with a minimalist touch. 'Mein Hund' combines electronic and acoustic sounds with an almost funky rhythm for a slightly minimalist sound. 'Gold & Silber' is a spellbinding and muffled piece with a myriad of sounds that burst out here and there. In 'Bacano Brothercito', we return into surrealism with spanish lyrics and a swinging rhythm. This musical landscape is seasoned with sonic textures that gives strength to this furious rhythm piece. '180˚' is a sort of new wave à la DAF (Dahlke was among its founders) but more minimalist. Orgasm’s screams and sounds are inserted into the rhythm, thus creating a narrative framework that evolves during the entire piece. This prepares the ground for the album’s masterpiece, 'True Love', a long collage scattered with juicy extracts from the TV in a great groove. Many extracts talk about the afterlife and drugs, this being done in a mesmerizing montage punctuated with electronic sounds. It furiously ends with a steam locomotive and moves on with 'Studio Fatal', a superb track that begins a capella with a female voice and goes on with another electronic and minimalist piece with a touch of free jazz in which a woman explains, in french, how to use a recording studio. It is followed by 'Cassiopeia X', an ambient track made of noises that gives us a pause and allows us to breathe. It ends with 'Du bist so… ich träume' (You are so … I dream), a light piece that resemble the rest of the record.

Pyrolator has produced another superb album which is much lighter : 'Wonderland'. My comment is for the vinyl version of 'Ausland'. The CD has 8 mores songs and last 64 minutes.

© Alain Cliche 2016