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Energy Capture: Byetone's Favourite Albums
Christian Eede , June 8th, 2016 08:39

The producer and co-founder of Raster-Noton talks Christian Eede through a "rock-oriented" selection of his favourite records as the pioneering German electronic music label celebrate two decades of operations


Wipers – Youth Of America
This was one of my first choices and an album that really connects to me as a teenager. I don't know how well-known they are. I had a very big tape archive but, maybe one year after the Wall fell, it was stolen, and among these tapes, I had music by bands like Throbbing Gristle and early Laibach. I forget a lot of them now, but Wipers were in there too. I had forgotten about them until the year after it was stolen and so went back to this album then and it captured a certain energy from the early '80s for me. It's slightly political and it again captures a certain spirit that I miss today. This is less professional and managed and that's what I prefer. If I take an early Einstürzende Neubauten or Throbbing Gristle record, too, it may not be on such a high level musically, but this music feels more vital and interesting to me and that's how I feel about this Wipers record too.