RECHT HERZLICH - Hab Mut Zu Deinen Lüsten (1982)
New Wave (NDW), Synth-pop
Andreas Vichr (aka Sergio De Lacasio) and Vera Vanessa De La Palma
Producer - Peter Gorski (Peter Gorski Band, Max Nix)
01 1000...Lüste (3:34)
02 Der Kleine Elefant (3:24)
03 Tanz Mit Sergio (5:13)
04 Republik (2:43)
05 Walpurgisnacht (3:33)
06 Tanz Mit Vera (3:44)
07 Gut Bewegen (4:43)
08 10 Go (3:10)
09 Mach Mich Heiser (3:44)
10 Macchinismo E Nostalgia (3:32)
13 Walpurgisnacht (4:38)
14 Ten-Go (3:10)
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"That's the old 80s "Neue deutsche Welle" - it was better than most (actually, all except Spliff and Kraftwerk) of the 'New German' stuff in terms of style and the use of synthesizers. The arrangements are so clever that you almost won't notice that Vera Vanessa de la Palma ranges only slightly north of unable to sing.
Nowadays, like most of the analogue synthie music, it sounds shallow if not boring, as sure most whiz-kids can create those sounds on their PCs between two sessions of Counterstrike Source.
Anyhow, if you like the more avantgarde German 80's music, get this record, all of the Spliff records and don't miss ZaZa's debut album ("ZaZa"), which, like "Hab Mut zu Deinen Lüsten" was a one-hit-wonder, unfortunately." (Discogs review)
"Der Kleine Elefant's got lot's of synth's, catchy sugary verses and a big dose of weird. And it's about elephants. Elephants are so rad."
Here is again a total underrated band with an amazing good album. Very catchy and never boring! The lyrics are clever and the woman-men pair of vocals are also pretty good. Two songs, "Der Kleine Elefant" and "Walpurgisnacht" were minor hits in the ndw chart at that time. I like them of course, but also like some more as "Gut Bewegen" which is one of the best synthpop songs ever really! Same with the Kraftwerkish "10 Go". Another pearl is "Mach Mich Heiser" which is slightly smilar to Telex with its tight rhythms. One more to mention: "Tanz Mit Sergio" remind me another band: OFF. Anyway the whole album is really brilliant!
The album was released by Reflektor Z (Extrabreit, Die X Agenten, Zero Zero, Mannschreck)
??? If the members see this, hope they will fill me
There is nothing about them, since - i think- their names are only pseudonyms.
Sergio De Lacasio wrote a disco song for Maxine D called "Everything's All Right"(1985). Since then whereabouts unknown.
I got a message from Andreas!
"Very cool Saltyka. I am one part of Recht Herzlich "Sergio" and happy to read your praise after all those years. And you are right - I still get goosebumps myself when I hear "Gut Bewegen". I have toyed around with the idea to re-release "Gut Bewegen" again."
Some i found about Andreas:
Owner at vichrarchiv (http://es.linkedin.com/in/avichr and http://avichr.tumblr.com/)
"After his law-study in Munich, Andreas Vichr (born 1961) studied the perceptive psychology of user interfaces at the “Institut für Rechtsphilosophie und Rechtsinformatik”.
1988 he co-founded the multimedia agency “Medialab" and was CEO until 1998. Medialab had more than 50 employees at that time. He was personally responsible for numerous key accounts like Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Advance Bank, DZ bank, BMW, Audi, Opel/GM, Sony, Kabel 1 TV, BMG, Philip Morris, Mustang Jeans, Walter Van Beirendonck, T-mobile and German Telekom. He held over one hundred successful keynote presentation. 1998 Vichr established “vi&p new media coaching”. The goal is innovative coaching especially for managers from new media and Internet firms and in the financial service industry. Vichr was board member in the dmmv – German Multimedia association (now BVDW – national association digital economy) for many years and led the competence group "project management".
Since 2001 Andreas Vichr lives and works in Spain. Vichr travels often to the US, Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands to visit his international business contacts.