Saturday, June 18, 2011
VA: Substanz LP (1985, Trikont)
Here is a strange compilation that doesn't have much to offer as a whole, but might surprise some Moloko+ fans of its existence because it contains an alternate version of their classic "Falling Apart" along with another track (uncredited band name) featuring many of the same members called "Doctor X". This LP was limited to 1,000 copies and includes a hand-painted cover. Since some of the tracks do not officially list a band name, I included the credits for each track. The credits were somewhat confusing as well since some had been fixed by hand in green marker on my copy! This compilation seems to be the work of Franz Erlmeier and Fritz Köstler, who appear on many of the tracks. Besides Moloko+, the rest of the material ranges from dub, cheesy 80s synth/new wave in the commercial vein, reggae, to a German blues band!