P16D4 was a German band whose music bordered on the industrial and on the cacophonous. On their debut album "Kühe In 1/2 Trauer" (Selektion, 1982) they managed to fuse the playful irrationality of dadaism and the oppressive tones of expressionism. Roger Schönauer and Ewald Weber focused on an austere art and technique of loop and tape manipulation. Stefan E. Schmidt joined the ensemble on Distruct (Selektion,1984), a deconstructed remix of sound sources provided by friends in the industrial scene. The double album Nichts Niemand Nirgends Nie (1985) delved into musique concrete and electronic improvisation. Tionchor (Sonoris, 1987) collects revised rarities.


P16.D4 Discography Tracks


P16.D4 V.R.N.L. (Album) Selektion Germany 1981 Sell This Version
P16.D4 Wer Nicht Arbeiten Will Soll Auch Nicht Essen! Selektion Germany 1982 Sell This Version
P16.D4 Kühe In 1/2 Trauer Selektion Germany 1984 Sell This Version
P16.D4 Distruct (Album) Selektion Germany 1984 Sell This Version
SLP 011 P16.D4 & Swimming Behavior Of The Human Infant* P16.D4 & Swimming Behavior Of The Human Infant* - Nichts Niemand Nirgends Nie!(2xLP) Selektion SLP 011 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
SCD 002 P16.D4 Acrid Acme (Of) P16.D4(CD, Album) Selektion SCD 002 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RRR 050 Merzbow / P16.D4 / S.B.O.T.H.I. Merzbow / P16.D4 / S.B.O.T.H.I. - Fifty(12", Ltd, Cle) RRRecords RRR 050 US 1990 Sell This Version


P16.D4 Tionchor (Comp) Selektion Germany 1987 Sell This Version
P16.D4 Three Projects (Bruitiste - Captured Music - Fifty) (Comp) RRRecords US 1993 Sell This Version
mono58 P16.D4 Passagen(6xCD + DVD-V + Box, Comp) Monotype Records mono58 Poland 2012 Sell This Version