D.a.f

D.A.F. - D.A.F (1988, Virgin # CDV 2533)  

Posted by luckburz at Jan. 17, 2015
D.A.F. - D.A.F (1988, Virgin # CDV 2533)

D.A.F. - D.A.F
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 329 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # CDV 2533 | Country/Year: Germany 1988
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Though their impact on the emergent forms of house and techno was huge, D.A.F. has never achieved the recognition they so richly deserve. Nevertheless, for the longest time even Kraftwerk weren't recognized for their contribution to hip-hop, and perhaps ultimately D.A.F. will get their due: they represent one of a very few direct links between avant-garde punk and techno, and flung their lance into the future farther even than Throbbing Gristle."
D.A.F. - Für Immer (1982, reissue 1992, Virgin # CDV 2239)

D.A.F. - Für Immer
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Label/Cat#: Virgin # CDV 2239 | Country/Year: UK 1992, 1982
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Despite their innovations, solid technical ability and raves from the critics, D.A.F. were certainly never ready for prime time. When other artists in the club genre were dancing around the issue of alternative sexuality, D.A.F. was fairly "out" about it – their album covers were blatantly homoerotic and lyrics often dealt with sadomasochism. While D.A.F.'s big, industrial-inspired dance sound certainly had some measure of commercial potential, the group didn't, and they were way ahead of their time – too far ahead. Gold und Liebe followed, much in the vein of Alles Ist Gut, though offering some further refinements in terms of sound and style. Some critics argue that Gold und Liebe represents D.A.F.'s "personal best," though Alles Ist Gut is such a defining statement in retrospect it would seem hard to top. With 1982s Gold und Liebe, D.A.F. decided to disband amicably, as the sequencer they used proved too limited to sustain them artistically beyond what they had already done."
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) - Das Beste Von DAF (The Best Of D.A.F.) (2009)

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) - Das Beste Von DAF (The Best Of D.A.F.) (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 504 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 222 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, EBM, Industrial, Post-Punk | Label: Mute | # DAF4CD, 5099969341021 | Time: 01:11:57

This DAF overview from Mute's Grey Area pulls from Alles Ist Gut, Gold und Liebe, and Für Immer, the three Conny Planck-produced albums Robert Görl and Gabi Delgado released on Virgin during 1981 and 1982. It's even-handed in its selections, with six tracks off Gold und Liebe and seven each from the other two. Virtually all the highlights are here, and almost all of them dish out the impossibly clenched, bruising rhythms and barked vocals DAF perfected during this phase. The slower, sleazier, and even more sinister material ("Im Dschungel der Liebe," "Prinzessin") is also well represented. Naturally, this is the best dose of early electronic body music short of Mute's fine 1998 album reissues.
D.A.F. - Fünfzehn Neue DAF Lieder (2003, Superstar Rec. # 0670602)

D.A.F. - Fünfzehn Neue DAF Lieder
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 428 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Superstar Rec. # 0670602 | Country/Year: Germany 2003
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Though their impact on the emergent forms of house and techno was huge, D.A.F. has never achieved the recognition they so richly deserve. Nevertheless, for the longest time even Kraftwerk weren't recognized for their contribution to hip-hop, and perhaps ultimately D.A.F. will get their due: they represent one of a very few direct links between avant-garde punk and techno, and flung their lance into the future farther even than Throbbing Gristle."
D.A.F. - Verschwende Deine Jugend (Delkom Remix) (1989, Virgin # 662 077-211)

D.A.F. - Verschwende Deine Jugend (Delkom Remix)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 121 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # 662 077-211 | Country/Year: Germany 1989
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Though their impact on the emergent forms of house and techno was huge, D.A.F. has never achieved the recognition they so richly deserve. Nevertheless, for the longest time even Kraftwerk weren't recognized for their contribution to hip-hop, and perhaps ultimately D.A.F. will get their due: they represent one of a very few direct links between avant-garde punk and techno, and flung their lance into the future farther even than Throbbing Gristle."

D.A.F. - Hitz Blitz (1989, JCI # JCD-9027)  

Posted by luckburz at Jan. 20, 2015
D.A.F. - Hitz Blitz (1989, JCI # JCD-9027)

D.A.F. - Hitz Blitz
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 419 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: JCI # JCD-9027 | Country/Year: US 1989
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Though their impact on the emergent forms of house and techno was huge, D.A.F. has never achieved the recognition they so richly deserve. Nevertheless, for the longest time even Kraftwerk weren't recognized for their contribution to hip-hop, and perhaps ultimately D.A.F. will get their due: they represent one of a very few direct links between avant-garde punk and techno, and flung their lance into the future farther even than Throbbing Gristle."
D.A.F. - Gold Und Liebe (1981, reissue 1989, Virgin # CDV 2218)

D.A.F. - Gold Und Liebe
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Label/Cat#: Virgin CDV 2218 | Country/Year: Europe 1989, 1981
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Gold closes out on a fantastic note with "Verschwende Deine Jugend," a full-on destructive beast in the "Der Mussolini" mode, and "Greif Nach den Sternen," a steady-paced, almost anthemic number with the trademark D.A.F. blend of brusqueness still intact."
D.A.F. - Gold Und Liebe (1981, reissue 1998, Mute # DAF2CD)

D.A.F. - Gold Und Liebe
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Label/Cat#: Mute # DAF2CD | Country/Year: UK 1998, 1981
Genre: Electronica, Pop | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"…Gold closes out on a fantastic note with "Verschwende Deine Jugend," a full-on destructive beast in the "Der Mussolini" mode, and "Greif Nach den Sternen," a steady-paced, almost anthemic number with the trademark D.A.F. blend of brusqueness still intact."
D.A.F. - Alles Ist Gut (1981, reissue 1991, Virgin # CDV 2202)

D.A.F. - Alles Ist Gut
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 175 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Virgin # CDV 2202 | Country/Year: Germany 1991, 1981
Genre: Electronica | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"Stripped down to the core duo of Robert Görl and Gabi Delgado and with Conny Plank again behind the boards with crisp, focused production, with Alles Ist Gut (Everything Is Fine) DAF turned into an honest-to-goodness German hit machine. (…) With songs like "Als Wär's das Letzte Mal" and "Alle Gegen Alle" leading the way, though, DAF mainly concentrate on head-on assaults to brilliant effect."
D.A.F. - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen (1980, reissue 1990, Mute # CDSTUMM1)

D.A.F. - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 217 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Mute # CDSTUMM1 | Country/Year: UK 1990, 1980
Genre: Electronica | Style: EBM, Synth Pop, Neue Deutsche Welle

"After the near-apocalyptic shrieks of Ein Produkt, DAF toned down just a touch, but only just, for Kleinen und die Bösen. Coming out on Mute as the album did, it helped not merely in establishing the group's cachet, but the label's and, in turn, the whole genre of experimental electronic music in the '80s and beyond. (…) The musicians themselves sound like they decided to borrow Wire's sense of quick songs while cranking the amps to ten; the resultant combination of feedback crunch and electronic brutality is, at times, awesome to behold."