DIE WERKPILOTEN - The Wonderful World of Werkpiloten
Limited edition of 500. Die Werkpiloten were Christian Aufderstroth aka Krischi (vocals) and Stefan Caesar aka Prinz Eisenhart (programming). The duo was active from 1981 until 1986, and released four cassettes including a compilation on their label Werkpilot Industrial Releases, as well as contributions to various tape compilations of the 80s cassette culture. This double LP compiles their first two tape releases published on their own tape label including 22 beautiful wave songs in the style of Factory acts like New Order, and even recalling the legendary Joy Division. The first LP features the contents of the Der Werkpilot compilation, released in 1983 and collecting recordings from 1981-83 by Die Werkpiloten, Prinz Eisenhart, Landungsbr_ɬºcken, Der Vorkriegsrausch, and Rhabarberkompott. The second LP features the highly sought-after masterpiece The Wonderful World of Die Werkpiloten from 1984. Its music that, except for guitar and bass, mainly has electric origins; it flows, sways, and encourages one to dream. It should kidnap the listener out of everyday life and into another, wonderful world. Constantly changing between introverted soundtracks and elaborated electro tracks. A complex and multifarious industrial pop, inspired by a melancholic attitude with its origins in the Mancunian Factory label of Section 25 and Joy Division. This is not surprising, considering where the duo grew up. They came from the Ruhr region of Germany, characterized by coal industry, a working-class environment, and disillusionment. - Vinyl-On-Demand.\r\n
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.