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ALU is an electro-synth / guitar-driven / hysterical post-punk / power electronics trio from Berlin.

Started as duo in 1980, that rose from the ashes of the krautrock group Sand, consisted from Ludwig Papenberg (of Variété Kontrast) and Johannes Vester (aka VK 88).

In this line-up ALU released only one 7” single “Bitte warten Sie! / Liebe machen” on their own label Der Letzte Schrei ! in 1981 - this two songs where originally part of “Autismenschen” album which was written and produced in 1980 (but never released until 2005).

Music of early ALU was a metallic amalgamation of monotonous, hypnotic sounds and laconic singing, but by 1981, they flowed to harsh, motorised beat with guttural sound at war with everything around. Finally, on 31.07.1981, at Risiko, Nadja Molt’s paranoid vocals mutated ALU into holistic violent-psychopathic trio.

As trio ALU released four albums, three of them are recorded live during various shows around Berlin’s legendary venues, including: S.O. 36 on “Berlin Atonal” festival, K.O.B. and of course city Music-Hall - which where ideal for their industrial sound.

/// Drumbox, Korg MS 20, Roland SH09 synthesizer, Farfisa organ and electric guitar where their tools as well as two Revox A77 tape units used for recording in ping-pong fashion and a TEAC A-3300 SX for the mastering ///

(!) ATTENTION (!), an eclectic solo chanteuse / female composer - Alū, using letter U with a macron (Ū) on every official release (just look at album covers), so please


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  • grey_shadow

    (!) ATTENTION (!), an eclectic solo chanteuse / female composer - Alū, using letter U with a macron (Ū) on every official release (just look at album covers), so please, CHANGE YOUR TAGS AND GO HERE -> Alū

    27 Jun 7:36am Reply
  • Ulgrine

    wir brauchen mehr Licht und Elektronik!!!!!

    13 Jun 4:32pm Reply
  • lsteamer

    Listened to Circus Cosmos. I'm ready to listen more bout them.

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Demonice

    for the trip-hop artist, the name is actually alū, please change your tags :)

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • antiqwar

    Infomercial gasmask - amazing album, perfect vocal & trip-hop. @alumusic in album 2011 expect a similar something?:)

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • navethechimp


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  • vaughnvhalen

    +_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_ Lovely Sounds!! +_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_+_

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
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  • lovertriphoper


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  • alicefairyberry

    heard circus cosmos on, love it ♥

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • Verticis_Puer

    "Confessions to the undertaker" is superb

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DJ_Illinois

    Would the real 'Alu' please stand up...

    13 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Nymphenburg

    In my opinion her music is more expressive than Zeebee's music when it comes to apocalyptic chamber jazz moments...

    24 Dec 2007 Reply

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