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A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD

2xMC Dark Star DS 1-2 deleted
CD-R Auricle AMSCDR 006 deleted
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reissue duration: 71'20"

1. Peter Frohmader - Pharaonische Grabkammar  9'30"
2.
Colin Potter - Potters Wheel  6'20"
3.
Alto Stratus (Region 5) - In The Cage Of Crystal Moonlight  5'49"
4.
Conrad Schnitzler - 1·11·84  7'18"
5.
Alto Stratus (Adhara) - Alucian Landscape  8'00"
6.
Peter Frohmader - Sepulchral Choirs  11'48"
7.
Paul Kelday - Timelord  5'11"
8.
New 7th Music - Tlazolteotl  5'25"
9.
Aussenminister - City Wolf  4'36"
10.
Input - Heavy Street  4'29"
11.
Rollkommando - Nude Picture  2'17"

Compiled and remastered by Alan Freeman.
Original double cassette set, compiled Autumn '84-Spring '85.
Produced by Dark Star ©1985.

additional info...
1: Nekropolis Studio 1982/84 (2nd version).
2: ICR studio 1984.
3&5: original Dark Star recordings.
4: Conrad Schnitzler studio, Berlin 1984.
6: Nekropolis Studio 1983/84.
7: home recording.
8: extract from an improvisation recorded during 1984.
9: recorded live at the UVA Erdgeschoss 1000 Berlin 62.
10: recorded at home.
11: mixed at Komanndocenter Berlin 30.

Selections from the 2 cassette release, all wrapped-up onto 1 disc.

review...
Acclaimed compilation of original specially commissioned material covering the unique range of music from the 80s experimental underground. Originally issued as a 2 cassette set (A: melodic synth and cosmic music, B: experimental synths and electronics, C: rock and new-wave underground, D: avant-garde and industrial).
   Originally planned as a numbered edition of 500 copies, only 200 or so were actually issued as such. Some were also sold as single cassettes in regular cases (approx. 20 of each). Excess covers/stickers have been used for the various cassette and CD-R releases (this and the "Escape From The cage" series).
   The CD-R version collects all the (unavailable elsewhere) material that we still have the licence for on 1 disc, remastered from the original tapes.

The cover art was by the late Peter Harrison, and the inspiration for the title too, which was a deliberate misquote of “I am a cage, in search of a bird” by Franz Kafka, and a dedication to the paintings "The Therapist" 1937 by Rene Magritte and "Bird Cage" by Slavador Dali.

Free download of the complete original cassette set: dieordiy2.blogspot

Tracks 9 & 10 feature on the Aussenminister / Model 81 anthology 2CD set

Versions...
2 cassette set: 500 numbered copies, of which 200 were actually sold - released 4/1985.
CDR - 50 copies approx - released 2002.
Routenote distributed download - released 30/1/2016.
Bandcamp download - released 1/12/2018.

stickers/printed artwork re-used for the following...
A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD, Vol.1 (Dark Star DS 1) c90 deleted
A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD, Vol.2 (Dark Star DS 2) c60 deleted
cassette & CDR editions of ESCAPE FROM THE CAGE releases.
and the Auricle CDR edition.




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