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Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke released four solo-albums on Ata Tak and worked as a member of Der Plan and as a producer for many more products.



1. Max
2. Die Haut der Frau
3. Mein Hund
4. Elefantendisco
5. Fricandel Speciaal (gaat swingen)
6. Gold & Silber
7. Bacano, Brothercito !
8. 180o
9. True Love
10. Studio Fatale
11. Cassiopeia
12. Du bist so...Ich träume
13. Vati, es brennt!
14. Happiness
15. Danger Cruising Part II
16. True Love Part I
17. Ein Weihnachtsmann kommt in die Disco
18. Hirnriss
19. Abendmahl
20. Program No.1


Ausland - a conceptual album? Or, home is where the voice is. 

After the release of his debut album ‘Inland’ and the equally well-rated first LP with Der Plan, the Pyrolator started summer 1981 with his work on “Ausland”.

In the heat of summer 1981 the album was recorded, with the help of various international musicians, in the studios of the brilliant inventor and sound-genius Werner Lambertz on the first digital-sequenzer “Brontologic”, the first production outside the atatak-studios.

The reaction of the press and the public could not have been more euphoric when Ata Tak’s tenth release ‘Ausland’ fi nally appeared at the end of 1981. Musikexpress conferred a top rating and Diedrich Diedrichsen applauded in Sounds “At last we’ve made it: a German record which one can enjoy all the more because it’s not the usual ‘well for Germany ...’ A record with qualities not yet achieved during the years of stagnation in the Germany’s New Wave music”. Even the international press is unanimous. New Musical Express’s Chris Bohn elevated Pyrolator to a “great pioneer”. Alfred Bos of the Dutch magazine Oor wrote “I don’t wish to dramatize, but this record could prove to be an important infl uence in 10 years time, just like ‘Monster Movies’ from Can or ‘The Faust Tapes’ from Faust”. 

The orginal tapes have been carfully restored and remastered and the CD also contains 8 Bonus-Track, some of them never released before,  like the live-recording of "program No.1".




Ord.No. WR79


1. minimal tape 1 / 2.3
2. it always rains in wuppertal
3. inland 1
4. minimal tape 1 / 8
5. danger cruising
6. inland 2
7. inland 3
8. minimal tape 3 / 7.2
9. bärenstrasse
10. have a good ride
11. inland 4
12. nord atlantik
13. der volksmund wird beatmet
14. struktur 01
15. november mühlheim
16. ok margo
17. die einsamkeit des langstreckenläufers
18. struktur 22



Inland - a protest album?

After the first DAF-LP "Inland" is the second release of the young atatak-label in 1979.
His musical experimentation was eclipsed by feelings of protest – the result of strongly politicized times, the ‘Deutsche Herbst’ (peak of post war anti-establishment activity in Germany) and its resulting build up of arms as well as an increasing conservatism in the liberal-socialist coalition in Germany, highlighting in NATO’s resolution to station fire power in Germany, the failed atomic policy with symbolic incidents at Gorleben and Harrisburg as well as increasing worries about an atomic war.
Pyrolator began to play with the idea of making a protest album of a different nature – without words, without speech or without blurting out lyrics more typical of the punk movement. Images were to be born purely from sounds telling of protest and criticism. The album title ‘Inland’ was not just a title, but a bill hinting at the cultural, social and political phenomena of the late seventies.
The innovative disc was not only mentioned in Germany (Sounds; Rock Session 4: ‘Effective for Intellectuals’, ‘Independent Expressiveness of Synthesizers’), also the New Musical Express took notice of ‘Inland’: "Pyrolator’s solo album is a synthesis of everyday sounds (rain, prattling school children etc.), loops and keyboards - very fascinating". Even in later years reference was made to ‘Inland’ – e.g. the cover decorated the title page of Testcard Magazin.
Six additional tracks were included on the resulting CD from the same period of the recordings.


Pyrolator RealAudio Ord.No. WR 63


1. Im Zoo
2. Große Welt, kleine Welt
3. Der Geruch der Stadt
4. Rush hour in Singapore
5. Die Hängebrückenbauer
6. Hal´s Dream
7. Am Morgen, Ein Spaziergang
8. Ein Herrenzimmer in Schottland
9. Blick durch die Zeitlupe
10. Atlantisches Intermezzo
11. Gespräch mit der Erde
12. Passage to Melilla

out of stock in the moment.....



Pyrolator/Sharrock/Samba RealAudio
Ord.No, WR 45



Pyrolator, Sharrock, Samba

"Every 2nd"

1. Different Drum
2. Haunt on the House

3. One more try
4. Dangerous
5. New Friend
6. Double Image
7. No doubt
8. Speaking in Tongues
9. Goldstar

Music for the Kunstdisco 1988 at the olympic games in Seoul. With Linda Sharrock and Frank Samba.



"ficcion disco"

7"-Single (33rpm) of the second Kunstdisco-Project in Buenos Aires. Limited Edition from 1992. A few left in stock. (WR-S-001)