A CAGE WENT IN SEARCH OF A BIRD
2xMC Dark Star DS 1-2 deleted
CD-R Auricle AMSCDR 006 deleted
Peter Frohmader - Pharaonische
2. Colin Potter - Potters
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
7. Paul Kelday - Timelord 5'11"
8. New 7th Music - Tlazolteotl 5'25"
9. Aussenminister - City
10. Input - Heavy Street 4'29"
11. Rollkommando - Nude
and remastered by Alan Freeman.
Original double cassette set, compiled Autumn '84-Spring '85.
Produced by Dark Star ©1985.
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
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.
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.
download of the complete original cassette set: dieordiy2.blogspot
Tracks 9 & 10 feature on the Aussenminister / Model 81
anthology 2CD set
2 cassette set: 500 numbered copies, of which 200 were actually sold -
CDR - 50 copies approx - released 2002.
Routenote distributed download - released 30/1/2016.
Bandcamp download - released 1/12/2018.
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.