of Reality & 'The Storm' 12" single (Reviewed by wavemeister):
Scientists 'Pictures Of Reality' & 'The Storm 12" ' Vinyl, released
in 1986, Synthpop
What Will The Future Bring
Tell Me When Your Heart Beats
Shame On You
Why Don´t You Stay
I Miss You
The Storm 12"
Side By Side
and 12" are real classics, since it can only be estimated how many
copies were made and how many are still existing (generally, first releases
for albums from independent artists who paid the costs on their own were
made in a quantity of 300-500 pcs and 500-1,000 pcs for singles). Unfortunately,
the studio in which the tracks were recorded had closed a long time ago,
and it´s unknown where the records were pressed.
were a trio located in Wolfsburg (Germany), consisting of Lutz Froberg
(voc), Rene Bachmann (synth) and Uwe Kallenbach (synth). 'Pictures Of
Reality' was recorded in the Delight-Tonstudio, Hannover on the 3/4 of
is basically featuring Synthpop similar to other German artists like Boytronic,
nothing too special but far away of being bad.
Although the single 'The Storm' had radio airplay during a popular weekend
party broadcast (on NDR2, 'Der Club'), the people weren´t too eager
to head for the record stores the following Monday. Hard to understand,
as this track was the strongest outtake from this album and doesn´t
had to hide behind other artists which were unequally more successful.
And so, the career of a young band ended before it had really begun, and
the New Scientists went into oblivion.
Kallenbach is a member of Syntec, another Synthpop band, and Lutz Froberg
is the co-owner of a store for DJ and stage supplies. The whereabouts
of Rene Bachmann are unknown.
almost impossible to find this rarity today, even special online stores
for used records and auction places like eBay are usually not featuring
this rare gem (it took me about ten years to get my hands on these discs!).
Nonetheless, whenever the occasion occurs, take the chance and get it!