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(1) Anka Wolbert: as a co-founder and songwriter of Clan of Xymox (Ronny Moorings, Anka
Wolbert and Pieter Nooten), Anka Wolbert gets signed at age 20 to indie
label 4-AD (London), home to the Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Pixies,
Throwing Muses, among others. Recorded at Edinburgh’s famed Palladium
Studios the band’s self-titled debut album is a record full of tumbling
electro beats, throbbing sequencers and musical adventure. This album
receives outstanding press reviews and gains Clan of Xymox cult status across Europe.

In 1987-1988 the band are invited three times to the famous BBC John Peel shows, to record nine songs (John Peel Sessions 1986-1990). During this period Anka moves from Amsterdam to London. Xymox second album “Medusa” is released in 1987. Xymox embarks on their first US tour.

In 1989 Xymox signs to Wing, subsidiary of PolyGram N.Y. and release their third album, “Twist of Shadows”. Aided by the impressive 12 inch and single release “Imagination”, written by Anka Wolbert and featuring the mainstream U.S. Billboard charts, Xymox earns hit status and is beginning to cause a stir in America.

The bands fourth album “Phoenix” releases worldwide in 1991. Sell out tours around the world follow. Anka moves from London to N.Y.C. (home to Polygram head quarters) But sub label Wing ceases to exist and in 1992 Anka decides to break with Xymox, after extensive touring and increasing disagreements on the musical direction of Xymox. She remains in NYC for 2 more years, to work on new material.

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  • Anastaxia_Xylf

    Anka Wolbert <3

    8 Jul 8:30pm Reply
  • Aomada

    :)

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • sarahcryst

    Hey, so, question: In an interview, Anka mentioned that material from her old project Vaselyn exists and that she put it online. Anyone know anything about this? It'd be awesome if it became an album.

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Sequenz_

    Anka Wolbert rocks! :)

    24 May 2007 Reply

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