PETER SYNTHETIK - Captain Berlin (1982)
01 Retter Der Welt (Recorded 1982) (4:10)
02 Captain Berlin Live (Recorded Live at The Loft, Berlin, 14.02.1984) (2:30)
03 Mr. Synth's Ultra-Revolver (0:08)
04 Captain Berlin Gegen Hyxar (Recorded 17.04.1983) (11:53)
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This 12” is a soundtrack for a film by Jörg Buttgereit. He was a filmmaker in Berlin in the eighties who worked with the Super 8 format.
On this 12” there are three versions of the same song, entitled ‘Captiain Berlin’. The original version (1982) is a nice piece of pulsating minimalism and will attract a good crowd on the dancefloor. There is also a live version (from 1984), which is a little harsher and more monotonous, somewhat like early DAF.
The B-side is filled with a twelve minutes long remix from 1983. This mix has elektro elements in it like vocoder vocals and a clearer beat. Although this remix is still in the typical 80’s style I prefer the original version and the live version. Maybe also because of the duration of the remix.
Captain Berlin is a nice cult piece like you can expect from the Kernkrach label.
some about Jörg Buttgereit:
Jörg Buttgereit (born December 20, 1963) is a German writer/director known for his controversial films. He was born in Berlin, Germany.
He is maybe best known for his 1987 film Nekromantik, which was described by John Waters as the “first erotic film for necrophilia"