Pyrolator ‎– Inland

Ata Tak ‎– WR 002, Warning Records (6) ‎– WR 002, Ata Tak ‎– wr 002, Warning Records (6) ‎– wr 002
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Minimal Tape 1/2.3
A2 It Always Rains In Wuppertal
A3 Inland 1
A4 Minimal Tape 1/8
A5 Danger Cruising
A6 Inland 2
B1 Inland 3
B2 Minimal Tape 3/7.2
B3 Bärenstrasse
B4 Have A Good Ride
B5 Inland 4
B6 Nord Atlantik



Rec. date: july to sept. '79.
Muzak for daily live.

Instruments used: Korg MS-20 synthesizer, SQ10 sequencer, B20R home organ, Davolisint synthesizer, Logan string orchestra, dual-channel tape machine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ST WR 002-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): ST WR 002-B

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BB97 Pyrolator Inland(CD, Album, RE, Promo) Bureau B BB97 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
WR79 Pyrolator Inland(CD, Album, RE) Ata Tak WR79 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
BB097 Pyrolator Inland(LP, 180) Bureau B BB097 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
CTCD-742 Pyrolator Inland(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Suezan Studio CTCD-742 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BB 097 Pyrolator Inland(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Bureau B BB 097 Germany 2012 Sell This Version


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February 28, 2013
you know... it is not so easy to discribe what is it about this record... but it is unbelievable great and human... there is no better ... it is being far abroad and being here .. very intelligent and very stupid.. but nevertheless it is genial


November 18, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I wish I could be more optimistic regarding this record, but knowing about and loving some of Der Plan's work, "Inland" I find exceptionally boring for being too conceptual. Not that this, Pyrolator's protest instrumental solo record should have sounded anywhere near his basic experimental group, but with all due respect, "Inland" seems way too overrated. Some will definitely find this noise and sequencer-tracks of interest (and they definitely should), but for some reason "Inland" sounds like a record that anybody could have done at the time - and eventually, couldn't care less about the results just the same.


September 25, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
Sometimes it takes years to understand the real importance of a record (or any other work). An importance, that probably can not be seen at the date of release. The reasons for this are complex and will surely open up a philosophical debate. Anyway, this is another example for this phenomenom. To understand why, a few things need to be said at the beginning:
First: This is not a New Wave record, its just an album made late 70`s (and I`m not ignoring the influences here).
Second: This is not just an instrumental version of Geri Reig by Der Plan, which was recorded just a few month later.
Third: This is not a pop record. And no Kraftwerk.
So what is it, that makes it so special ?
Its not the music you hear, which really is not that different to any other records made at that time. Thinking of Conrad Schnitzer`s or Asmus Tietchens` work of that period . No. One can say, "Inland" is a quite traditionell record in terms of electronic music in general. There are noisy tracks, sequencer tracks that reminds of late "Peter Baumann", typical "Der Plan" sounds and "Cluster" influenced pieces.
But its one , or maybe the first record of electronic music released on a small independent label, combining not only the spirit of the late 70`s, but also the history of german electronic music, which was basically either Hippie or an art thing at that time. Exception Kraftwerk of course. But that`s another story.


November 15, 2002
One of the most important releases of german New Wave, illustrating a whole epoch. Unmissable piece.