Berlin 61 – 89 / Wall Of Sound is not an ordinarycompilation. It is closer to a concept album, referring both to a chapter in History and a musical assemblage which resounds like a continental echo to Phil Spector’ s American pop Wall of Sound.
Extreme and intense music, concocted during those three decades « at the foot of the Wall » and in front of it by creators who love danger and risk taking. Alongside pasionarias such as Nico and Nina Hagen, we can find German bands. Faust, Agitation Free, Harmonia, Can, Die Krupps, Neu !, Einstürzende Neubauten, their Swiss cousins the Young Gods and all the others are aesthetes, pioneers of underground culture which tamed electronics with an acute sense of efficiency. True inhabitants of the city, Berliners by adoption or fascinated by the brilliance of its new look urbanity, they often mix the art of melody to a Bruitist (noise music) approach. Their music flirts with trance and resonant dramatic art which can be found in the main protagonists of the Bruitist and electro scenes of today.