Kreaturen Der Nacht: Deutsche Post-Punk Subkultur 1980-1985

Released at the tail end of last year, the double lp Kreaturen Der Nacht compiles rarities and oddities from Germany’s post-punk and independent underground. Released by Strut Records, and curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch, the set spans the years 1980-85 profiling what Twitch describes as “an arbitrary collection of records from a specific era, with a specific attitude.” Working in a comparative vacuum, somewhat ensconced from the UK and US, the region’s takes on the variegated genre infuses liberal doses of indigenous Kosmische Musik.

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