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Grauzone - Raum 12

Grauzone - Raum 12"

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The first ever vinyl maxi-single release for "Raum," GRAUZONE's best-kept secret and underground mega-gem from 1980. The four-track affair includes the full title track sourced from the original reels. The 12-inch vinyl is cut at 45rpm and comes with a never-seen cover art by band member STEPHAN EICHER and a handmade Xerox hype sticker. Initially released almost 40 years ago on the beloved compilation Swiss Wave The Album (Off Course Records, 1980) alongside the band's massive hit "Eisbär," "Raum" is the biggest Grauzone track people have yet to discover. An über-infectious New York style bassline played by CHRISTIAN "GT" TRUSSEL and frantic drumming by MARCO REPETTO's blend with MARTIN EICHER's hauntingly hopeless lyrics and CLAUDINE CHIRAC's saxophone escapades to personify post-punk heaven and all its wonderful anomalies. It's disco with an edge, pop filled with fear, it's The Cure infused with proto techno and Swiss art chic.