This is the previously unreleased material spanning 1985-1991 of Techniques Berlin, a forerunner band of the current Electro-Industrial project !Bang Elektronika.
It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since Dave and I
started making music in a southern Ontario basement. The place
was full of little electronic gadgets, instruments and recording gear
that were in various states of disrepair. We were still in High School,
and our makeshift studio was totally state of the budget, and not
state of the art. We lovingly called the place, The Bombshelter and
it became home to countless recordings, live performances and
parties. The Bombshelter was where both of our musical careers
began, and that was where we started Techniques Berlin. We have
both been in several more successful bands, appeared on numerous
CD's and played so many live shows that we have lost count. But I
suppose, like your first love, your first band always stays with you.
Thirteen years ago we recorded our last track, appropriately called
"Time Fades to Nothing". We turned our attentions to pursuing
other, more successful projects, often ending up in the same bands
over the years. A little red suitcase contained all of the master tapes
and for many years I thought they would remain there. A while back,
I started digging through the suitcase. Gradually I began to restore
a lot of the tapes and found out that many of the recordings still
sounded well enough to present to the public. Thanks to all the
recent interest we are finally able to release this collection of what
we consider to be Part One of Techniques Berlin's best material.
Dave and I would like to thank you all for keeping the memories alive.