So why did I stay up til 2:30a again last night? I blame John Peel: how could I not listen to his show when he’s playing insane/great stuff like this?
Of course he played that record, Saal 2’s “Beschaftigung Maskulin” (sorry, don’t know how to make the umlaut in WordPress), during one of his late-night broadcasts in 1980; I was staying up late with Peel more than 30 years after the fact, time-shifting my bleary-eyed listening by a generation. Weird.
As for Saal 2, there’s lots to learn about them from our friend the Web — if you can read German (note: I can’t). They released a new LP on Vinyl on Demand (an intriguing-looking label for the techno obscurantists/fetishists among you) as recently as 2005, and host “brandneue songs und mehr” on the MySpace.
I have a funny feeling that I know what I’ll be doing (and where I’ll be surfing) at 2:30a tonight.
- Only One-Third of TV-Watching in the U.S. Is Realtime (techland.time.com)
- Radio review: John Peel’s Shed (guardian.co.uk)
- #KeepingItPeel Podcast – The Phantom Fifty (keepingitpeel.wordpress.com)