"Selected Werks Vol.1"
1 ) Roboterwerke - Pinhead Pinball
2 ) Roboterwerke - Rockbots (Stevie Kotey Edit)
3 ) Supersempfft - Out Of Time (Stevie Kotey Rework)
4 ) Supersempfft - Roboterwerke
5 ) Supersempfft - Be A Man You Frog (Unreleased Filter Version)
6 ) Supersempfft - Cosmotropics Film
7 ) Supersempfft - I'm Gonna Make You Big (Unreleased Instrumental)
8 ) Supersempfft - We Found It Out
9 ) Supersempfft - I See Stars Taken
10) Supersempfft - Let's Beam Him Up
11) Supersempfft - Roboterwerke (Unreleased Special Version)
12) Supersempfft - Roboterwerke (Loud-E Futurist Edit 1)
Great music stands the test of time, we all know that right? Kolb and Franz Aumüller have used their talents to leave a noticeable dent in the world of both Music and Art. They first met at kindergarten and then went on to form one of the most mysterious production teams Germany has ever produced. Together with another school buddy Franz Knüttel they created sounds so unique and ahead of their time that maybe the rest of us weren’t quite ready. We now present a collection of music from all of their 3 LP’s, with a handpicked selection of unreleased versions that make this LP a must for all fans of Wunderwerke.
In 1979 they released Supersempfft under the guise of Roboterwerke on the world famous CBS imprint. The LP is now a collector’s item and is adorned with the most amazing artwork and booklet I’ve ever seen, but better still the music is dynamic and beautifully put together.One of the standout features on this groundbreaking LP was of course the use of the bespoke drum machine aptly titled Roboterwerke. The machine was probably one of the first machines that allowed you to replay your own percussion sample hits, yes they did make this before Akai made theirs!
They intended to make the drum sampler invention available as a product but the Roboterwerke parts were quite expensive and it became near impossible to reproduce on a larger scale without the help of the big players in this market. Nevertheless they still had one and it made their sound so unique that questions were being asked. Herbie Hancock a close friend of Franz Aumüller was very excited about Robterwerke and even Kraftwerk were paying close attention to what they were doing.
This lead to many collaborations like the seminal Hip Hop track The Wildstyle by Timezone aka Afrika Bambaata, which contains instrumentation and drums by Wunderwerke (if you look closely they’re credited on the record!). There’s also an unreleased T-Ski Valley track from 1983 which, in our humble opinion, would have been as big as “Catch The Beat” if it was only released back in 1983.
The drum machine was only a little piece of the pie, the music sounded great because of many things, Dieter’s parents owned a music shop where he practised everyday learning a vast array of instruments and Franz Aumüller is a lyrical mastermind and an artist that has spent most his life creating works way ahead of their time. Franz Knüttel was the inventor / technical genius so together they could cross any hurdle.
Robeterwerke sold very well so they decided to release their second LP via their own label Wunderwerke. In 1981 this time without Knüttel they released Supersempfft “Metaluna” once again their trademark drum machine and a host of synthesizers dazzled along with more songs about a space travelling cartoon frog which had superpowers, this is actually a caricature of Dieter Kolb made by Franz Aumüller who once again designed another sumptuous cover that added some easy going fun to the explosive music they made.
In the same year they also released “Futurist” with RCA another ground breaking production that contained the hypnotic “High on Tech”. RardyLaudy aka Loud E made a master stroke edit by rearranging the raw materials to create a version that resonated with DJ’s around the world. The track reached cross section music lovers. The Wunderwerke sound has stood the test of time and, now fully re-invigorated, we present a collection of music and unreleased versions from all 3 LP’s
Track 1 Written & Produced by Kolb / Aumüller, taken from the album Roboterwerke - Futurist
Track 2 Written & Produced by Kolb / Aumüller, Re-edited by Stevie Kotey, original taken from the album Roboterwerke - Futuris
Track 3 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Aumüller / Jof, Re-edited by Stevie Kotey, original taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke
Track 4 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Jof, taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke
Track 5 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Jof, previously unreleased.
Track 6 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Jof, previously unreleased.
Track 7 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Aumüller / Jof, original taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke, previously unreleased instrumental version.
Track 8 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Aumüller / Jof, taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke
Track 9 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Aumüller, taken from the album Supersempfft - Metaluna
Track 10 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Aumüller / Jof, taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke
Track 11 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Jof, original taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke, previously unreleased Special Version
Track 12 Written & Produced by D. Kolb / Jof, original taken from the album Supersempfft - Roboterwerke, Re-edited by Loud-E
|2.||Rockbots [Stevie Kotey Edit]|
|3.||Out Of Time [Stevie Kotey Rework]|
|5.||Be A Man You Frog [Unreleased Filter Version]|
|7.||I'm Gonna Make You Big [Unreleased Instrumental]|
|8.||We Found It Out|
|9.||I See Stars|
|10.||Let’s Beam Him Up|
|11.||Roboterwerke [Unreleased Special Version]|
|12.||High On Tech [Loud-E Futurist Edit]|