Freitag, 1. Juli 2016

Malaria! - Beat The Distance (1984)


This all-woman quintet from the early 80s Berlin cranked out some of the most innovative, catchy and experimental dark wave gothic electronica ever made. "Malaria!" was founded after the demise of "Mania D" by Bettina Koester and Gudrun Gut along with several others from the scene. Fans of "Cocteau Twins" and early industrial projects such as "Cabaret Voltaire", "Throbbing Gristle" and "Suicide" should at least like some if not all of what "Malaria!" has to offer.

The Malaria! 12" EP "Beat The Distance!" with 7 tracks was produced by Michael Hönig (Berlin) and John Hanti (New York). It was released on Rebel Rec. in 1984.

"You You" (A1) was recorded in New York at Song Shop Studio, 1983, "Jealousy" live at Washington D.C. "You You" (B1), "Meeting Place" and "Thrash Me" were recorded at Hansa Studio, Berlin. "Lone Some" was recorded live at Sektor, Berlin 1982 and "Tod" live at the Berlin Atonal Festival  1982, SO36.
Malaria! - Beat The Distance (1984)
(192 kbps, cover art included)
 

2 Kommentare:

the saucer people hat gesagt…

Malaria! were one of my favourite German bands as a young teenager growing up in the UK in the early 80s, along with X-Mal Deutschland and the Christiana F. releases - John Peel was a real champion of the NDW wave and I used to drive my local record shop crazy asking for obscure Ata Tak records!

It must be 30 years since I last heard Beat The Distance, but hearing Trash Me took me back in time, I used to play this track to death! Many thanks!

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for sharing your memories. Glad you are interested in Malaria...

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