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      DAF
      "Das Ist Daf (CD Box)"

      Label: Grnland Records (2017)

      Lush 36-page booklet (with previously unseen pictures from Anton Corbijn & Sheila Rock etc)
      Original signed autograph card
      Poster
      Download Code

      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 tightlipped 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-López and Robert Görl 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 Düsseldorf, 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 Bösen – 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 Für immer. In the early 1980s the records in this DAF box set by Grönland, 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-López’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. Preceeding the Box will be 2 digital only singles (Moroder / Westbam) & (Boys Noize / Hell & Görl). The „lead singles“ will have a video to it, being prepared this spring.

      Tracks:
      Die Kleinen und die Bösen

      A1 Osten währt am Längsten A2 Essen dann schlafen A3 Co Co Pino A4 Kinderfunk A5 Nacht Arbeit A6 Ich gebe Dir ein Stück von mir A7 De Panne

      B1 Gewalt B2 Gib’s mir B3 Auf Wiedersehen B4 Das ist Liebe B5 Was ist eine WelleB6 Anzufassen und anzufassen B7 Volkstanz B8 Die lustigen Stiefel B9 Die Kleinen und die Bösen B10 Die fesche Lola B11 El Basilon B12 Y la Gracia


      Alles ist Gut

      A1 Sato-Sato A2 Der Mussolini A3 Rote Lippen A4 Mein Herz macht bum A5 Der Räuber und der Prinz

      B1 Ich und die Wirklichkeit B2 Als wär’s das letzte Mal B3 Verlier nicht den Kopf B4 Alle gegen Alle B5 Alles ist gut


      Gold und Liebe

      A1 Liebe auf den ersten Blick A2 El Que A3 Sex unter Wasser A4 Was ziehst du an heute Nacht A5 Goldenes Spielzeug

      B1 Ich will B2 Muskel B3 Absolute Körperkontrolle B4 Verschwende deine Jugend B5 Greif nach den Sternen


      Für Immer

      A1 Im Dschungel der Liebe A2 Ein bisschen Krieg A3 Die Götter sind weiss A4 Verlieb Dich in mich A5 Geheimnis

      B1 Kebab Träume B2 Prinzessin B3 Die Lippe B4 Verehrt euren Haarschnitt B5 Wer schön sein will, muss leiden


      Reworks

      A1 Mussolini (Giorgio Moroder & Denis Naidanov Remix) A2 Sato Sato (Westbam ML Remix) A3 Als wär`s das letzte Mal (Boys Noize Remix)

      B1 Liebe auf den ersten Blick (Görl & Hell Remix) B2 Goldenes Spielzeug (LOR Remix) B3 Mussolini (Gabis Delgados Hysteric Disco Remix)

    220/30

    Boxset