”MASCHINENFEST TRACKS 1999 – 2014” is a lavish retrospective, based on the astonishing fact that WINTERKÄLTE performed at the MASCHINENFEST for the 10th time in 2014. This limited to 500 copies hand numbered edition collects all contributions to the legendary Maschinenfest compilation CDs in remastered sound quality, cut over two 12” records and thus maintaining the tradition of making available all Winterkälte tracks on vinyl.According to the concept this is not a “Best Of”, but a collection of concisely physical tracks with the club firmly in focus. Eight studio tracks, five of which have never been available in this or any other version on a Winterkälte release, enframed by two live cuts, the total ten tracks covering no less than 15 years of Winterkälte’s trademark, genre-defining drum’n’noise sound. The two heavy-weight LPs come in a special high quality foldout cover including the CD version of the album (HANDS D200) as well as 4 art prints and a sticker. The 2 LPs come in heavy weight black vinyl.
Telling a rhythm’n’noise fan about the Winterkälte sound is like carrying sand to the beach, but it’s also notable that they have scored quite some crossover credibility as well – the intricate sound design and energetic groove work well for followers of all kind of electronic genres.Founded in 1991, their highly dynamic live shows with electronics by Udo Wiessmann and electronic drumming by Eric de Vries have become the other cornerstone, next to the studio work. The fascination of Winterkälte live performances has proven during many shows in Europe, North America and Asia. Among those, Maschinenfest shows have always been a special highlight, and in 2014 it will be their tenth MF appearance.
This compilation reveals an astonishing continuity, from the first track “Warm Up”, very early Winterkälte which was recorded live from mixing desk in 1997 on the “pre-Maschinenfest” event “Musik in Elektrisch” to the live cut “Deep Sea Defenders” from 2012, a quality microphone recording complete with the sounds of the stirred crowd. The other contributions are quite manifold: Half of the tracks here can’t be found on any other release in any version, those being “TBT”, “Stop Exxon”, “Stop Plutonium”, “Structure 10” and “Fracking Siberia”. Furthermore, you will find a very early, primal version of “Greenwar Theme One”, the alternative “Cetraro” version of “Toxic Ships” and the original rough mix of the band’s considerable dance floor hit “Ban Depleted Uranium Weapons”.Enjoy the propelling time travel through Winterkälte’s drum’n’noise from past to present!