New in our catalogue are three new cassettes from tapetopia & aufnahme + wiedergabe, Berlin:
• Corp Cruid I, C-40 containing Corp Cruid’s first and only 1988 cassette
• Heinz & Franz – Alle Aufnahmen containing the band’s original 1988 cassette
tapetopia is a series of releases based on cassettes from East Germany’s 80s underground, particularly from the East Berlin Mauerstadt music scene, featuring original layouts and track lists. For over 30 years after their initial “release” the music on these tapes was neither available on vinyl nor CD, but they were important statements in the canon of the GDR subculture. Despite the miniscule number of original cassettes in circulation at the time many of the bands were popular in countercultural circles, a factor that made them highly suspect among the government’s own inner circles. tapetopia is run from Berlin by Henryk Gericke.