berlin boucque


… what with the A-Musik tag and all, I was very curious for these, but of course, this general overview does not cover the NDW era as extensively as, say, theBerlin Super 80v/a 2lp / cd+dvd+book; on the other hand, it does offer more historic background

Incidentally, referring to the same NDW period but also including the rest of Germany, do check the v/a “New Deutsch” cd / 2lp, Teutonik Disastercd + cd and Verschwende Deine Jugend2cd compilations as well … click the links word per word & see my earlier reviews of those records via the archive below > U0307 + U0312 + U0319 + U0502.

Nota bene: the playlists are merely intended as an illustration (not a compilation), as the whole Berlin Sampler site is only an extension of the book, not really a site in its own right … Mes excuses for any initial misgivings about that and hats off to editor Guillaume for pointing it out. (I’ve edited this blogpost since his comments below.) Guess I’ll have to find that ISBN 9782918002062 by Théo Lessour now … or just start by this excerpt: (- kinda reminded me of -); there’s also a link to the back cover via

& as I’m just starting this blog … do note that maybe I’ll be relocating this post elsewhere later on … I’m still experimenting with the format(s) … I’ve started out looking for the ideal place to post playlists, audio interviews, pdf’s of old e-zines … maybe on Posterous, maybe in WordPress, probably not via Blogger, certainly not via MySpace … and haven’t made up my mind about tweetin’ either! Did go for the autopost to Facebook option, though: … until the autopost feature got too much bugs, that is.

+ will often do linkdumps without too much explanation – up to you to jump to associations similarly :-)

[Incidentally: in my convention for the e-zine that was and for this blog as it’s developing, in album titles, each word gets a capital, whereas in song titles only the first word and proper names ; band names are something inbetween, e.g. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, hence e.g. the JB’s.]


One response to “berlin boucque

  1. Well sorry to react as the publisher here, but it seems to me that you did not see the point. This is a complementary website on a book about Berlin music. 360 pages "guide" of 20th century Berlin music. Meaning here the post-punk period is not the central point (although it is very largely developped). and often where the book talk about entire albums, just a song is mentionned in the website, as exemples. So the playlist makes very little sense without the book in hand. The website is just the – low res – musical illustration of what is said in the book, mostly relations between the city it’s politics and the music. That said you are of course free to find it not as good as X or Y, it is part of the game. Last thing, typo conventions are a little different in France, probably, specially with !G.

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