Grauzone

Eisbaer

Image of Grauzone - Eisbaer
Record Label
WRWTFWW

About this item

The First Authorised, Official Re-issue of this Electronic, New Wave, Cold Wave, Pop, Synth, Post-Punk CLASSIC!!! Personally overseen by Stephan Eicher, this killer comes with everything as the original: Art, Tracklist, Cut on 45 rpm - Printed on 350 GSM Paperstock incl. Sticker!

WRWTFWW Records continue their hot streak with an official reissue of Grauzone’s essential 1981 maxi single with timeless classic “Eisbär", proto-techno beast “FILM 2″, and romantic synth ballad “Ich Lieb Sie", just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Swiss band’s formation. The three-track vinyl is sourced from the original reels, cut at 45rpm, and comes with its iconic artwork on a 350gsm sleeve. "Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein…"
Written by Martin Eicher after a nightmare in which he saw talking polar bears on the walls, and with music by the Grauzone crew consisting of Martin and his brother Stephan Eicher, Marco Repetto, Christian “GT” Trüssel, and Claudine Chirac (on saxophone), “Eisbär” is the most recognizable track from the band, a sublime mix of ingredients reflecting the transitional era it comes from - the raw energy of punk music still palpable, combined with the audacity of early electronics, the warm groove of a disco gem, beautifully fragile lyrics, and one of the best basslines ever. It became a mega hit, totally unplanned, but how could you resist such a track? “FILM 2″ is the ultimate b-side monster, a menacing all-instrumental pre-techno masterpiece, slowly building to a magnetizing frenzy.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Surely you don't need me to tell you how good this is? The ultimate NDW / wave anthem, as loved by every DJ / digger / collector and music lover who ever heard it. Replicated to perfection and pressed at 45 (allowing B-side beast "FILM 2" to be played at 33 for maximum techno pressure) this is absolutely essential!

TRACK LISTING

A1. Eisbar
B1. FILM 2
B2. Ich Lieb Sie

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