Friday, 21 August 2020

RE-UPLOAD: The Cassandra Complex - Mensa, Aachen, Germany - 25.03.1986 (Flac)

Thanks to Dimenew and TimeBandit for sharing this recording on DIME.

Original Info File:
from DIMENEW collection # 052

Rec. Info:
Vivanco EM 160 mic -> SONY WMD6 -> Mastercassette (TDK SA90) -> playback on Harman Kardon CD491 -> Zoom H2n -> WAV 16/44 -> Audacity (edit/remaster) -> WAV 16/44 ->
All thanks to DIMENEW for this really fine recording, done some 26+ years ago. A bit of annoying audience chatter, but the music is well captured!

The brainchild of Mr. Rodney Orpheus, the Cassandra Complex were one of the first bands of the gothic electronic underground in the mid to late 80's. Their music was strongly
influenced by german electronica of the 70's, as well as occult lyrical themes. The band is still active today, just have annouced a tour in November 2012, which will lead them
- at least - to Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig and Prague. More dates are likely to be added... I remember I liked their 1988 album, and the song DEFCON1 was a huge success on the
independent dancefloors at that time. Did see them once around that time at Osnabrueck's fomous (old) Hyde Park, but the show was far too loud and the songs were played at almost
twice the speed of the vinyl. I left during the show... Anyway, nothing of that can be heard on this recording (though I guess it was loud!), and I know you will enjoy some early
Cassandra Complex...SB.
FROM LEEDS, UK, for your pleasure...

FULL SHOW (70:24 min.)

01. Intro -> Wintry weather song (7:29)
02. March (4:37)
03. Pickup (5:50)
04. Clouds (3:48)
05. Tuning (1:03)
06. Wonderworld (4:50)
07. Datakill (6:03)
08. Tuning (1:33)
09. Prairie bitch (5:05) tapeflip
10. Moscow Idaho (4:19)
11. David Venus (12:34)
12. Something came over me (8:32)
13. March (4:34)

Thanks to the real fine website of the CX for help with the setlist via lyric sheets...
Support the artist. Go to their shows! Spend your last cent on their merchandise.


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