Various - Ata Tak: The Collection Box 1 - Genesis / The Beginning

Ignore the awful cover.

This stuff is totally wigged out in all of the right ways. As you may rightly suspect, this is an initial retrospective of the Ata Tak label formed by Kurt Dahlke from Der Plan. They were from West Germany (kids, ask your dad). Everything was released between 1980 and 1983 which is quite brain scrambling. You get three Der Plan releases (the first, Geri Reig, was released on Warning Records but that was an earlier name of the Ata Tak label), one album by Pyrolator (which is the work of Kurt Dahlke) and one from Lost Gringos.

It's all as though Residents thought that they weren't strange enough so started channelling Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet thirty years before they existed ... just because they could ... and Richard D. James thought "that's a bloody good idea!".

A five CD collection released on Captain Trip Records in 2011.

Literally no MP3s were harmed in the creation of this hyperbole.

Ata Tak


Plague 24 February 2021 at 23:08  

(giant eyeball intensifies)

Anonymous,  25 February 2021 at 10:56  

holy cow!!!!

Anonymous,  28 February 2021 at 18:49  

just begin to listen to.