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5LP released: Sep 15, 2017

Tracklisting:
Disc 1 : Die Kleinen Und Die B Sen:
1. Osten W Hrt Am L Ngsten
2. Essen Dann Schlafen
3. Co Co Pino
4. Kinderfunk
5. Nacht Arbeit
6. Ich Gebe Dir Ein St Ck Von Mir
7. De Panne
8. Gewalt
9. Gib's Mir
10. Auf Wiedersehen
11. Das Ist Liebe
12. Was Ist Eine Welle
13. Anzufassen Und Anzufassen
14. Volkstanz
15. Die Lustigen Stiefel
16. Die Kleinen Und Die B Sen
17. Die Fesche Lola
18. El Basilon
19. Y La Gracia
Disc 2 : Alles Ist Gut
1. Sato-sato
2. Der Mussolini
3. Rote Lippen
4. Mein Herz Macht Bum
5. Der R Uber Und Der Prinz
6. Ich Und Die Wirklichkeit
7. Als W R's Das Letzte Mal
8. Verlier Nicht Den Kopf
9. Alle Gegen Alle
10. Alles Ist Gut
Disc 3 : Gold Und Liebe
1. Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick
2. El Que
3. Sex Unter Wasser
4. Was Ziehst Du An Heute Nacht
5. Goldenes Spielzeug
6. Ich Will
7. Muskel
8. Absolute K Rperkontrolle
9. Verschwende Deine Jugend
10. Greif Nach Den Sternen
Disc 4 : F R Immer
1. Im Dschungel Der Liebe
2. Ein Bisschen Krieg
3. Die G Tter Sind Wei
4. Verlieb Dich In Mich
5. Geheimnis
6. Kebab Tr Ume
7. Prinzessin
8. Die Lippe
9. Verehrt Euren Haarschnitt
10. Wer Sch N Sein Will, Muss Leiden
Disc 5 : Remixes
1. Mussolini (Giorgio Moroder & Denis Naidanov Remix)
2. Sato Sato (Westbam Ml Remix)
3. Als W R`s Das Letzte Mal (Boys Noize Remix)
4. Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick (G Rl & Hell Remix)
5. Goldenes Spielzeug (Lor Remix)
6. Mussolini (Gabis Delgados Hysteric Disco Remix)
Disc 6 : Bonus 7inch
1. Sprache Der Liebe
2. Ich Bin Nicht Da
D.A.F.
DAS IST DAF
Label: GROENLAND
Cat No: LPGRON175
Barcode: 5060238633765
Packaging: 5LP Box Set

Many things have been said about this band: they were called the "godfathers of techno,"

the pioneers of EBM and the forefathers of electropunk. Yet they only laugh coolly and

remain tight-lipped in the face of any attempt to historicize them. Deutsch Amerikanische

Freundschaft - better known as DAF - is a myth.

What we know is that they released four albums in a short time span between 1980 and

1982, and that those albums changed the history of music worldwide. Yet DAF's

international renown certainly was not based in the name: Gabi Delgado-L pez and

Robert G rl were never looking for friendship; their expressions were invariably ones of

steely, piercing stares, and they presented themselves with a precisely staged iciness

that belied the ardor burning inside them.

DAF initially formed as a quintet in the confines of Ratinger Hof in D sseldorf, alongside

bands like Fehlfarben, Der Plan, Mittagspause and others, but later adopted a

conceptual approach that left no space for other "young lords." From that point on they

worked as a duo. With precision percussive elements mastered in classical jazz training,

a legendary Korg MS-20 and a highly fetishistic militaristic spoken-word style, they

produced four albums in quick succession - records that could be construed as

substitutes for sex, drugs and violence. While the first album, Die kleinen und die B sen

- on which half the tracks were recorded in Conny Plank's studio while the B-side

contained live recordings - still hinted at roots in original punk music, they then created a

triptych of leathery, sweat-soaked hedonism on Alles ist Gut, Gold und Liebe and F r

immer. In the early 1980s the records in the DAF box set Groenland Records is now

releasing quickly made this duo the international figurehead of the music everyone now

associates with the Rhine region: DAF, along with Kraftwerk and Can, were the pioneers

of German electronic music. They were always in vogue. Sequencers, synthesizers,

commanding drum beats and the most cutting staccato spoken-word vocals - an

alliteration only disrupted by the notion of the uniform. Very few bands have managed to

contrive their own look in such masterly fashion, and to even make it a subject of their

work: "Was ziehst du an heut nacht?," "Verehrt euren Haarschnitt" and - oh yes - "Tanz

den Mussolini."

DAF's militaristic aspect is only broken by their attitude of denial, which invites us to

dance in the dark with them and to follow Delgado-L pez's rhythmic movements - even

if he seems to be dancing entirely for himself. Perhaps it is that contradiction itself that

renders this duo so eternal.

This compilation will allow you to experience the music of DAF; the darkest and hardest

driving musical imperative ever to come out of Germany.

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