Die Art

Also known as Die Art.
Members of Die Art: Christoph Heinemann, Conrad Hoffmann, Dirk Scholz, Holger Makarios Oley, Thomas Gumprecht, Thomas Stephan
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.die-art.de/, http://www.brachialpop.de/, http://www.myspace.com/dieart007, http://www.lastfm.de/music/Die+Art, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Art

Discography of Die Art:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Gold 15 Audio 1994
2 Dry 13 Audio 1989 Hartmut
3 Fear 13 Audio 1990 Our Choice
4 Das Schiff 11 Audio 1995 Wild Honey Recordings
5 But 11 Audio 1994 Our Choice
6 Would You Mind Us Looking For? 12 Audio 1987 Hartmut
7 Just Another Hit 11 Audio 1988 Hartmut
8 Just Another Hit Again 10 Audio 1989 Hartmut
9 The Wellknown And The Unknown Songs 19 Audio 1991 Hartmut
10 Hour Of Parting 3 Audio 2000 UpArt Produktionen
11 Last 11 Audio 2000 UpArt Produktionen
12 Mellowash XL 4 Audio 1999 Our Choice
13 Funeral Entertainment 7 Audio 2008-10-17 UpArt
14 Dry 13 Audio 1999 Our Choice
15 Would You Mind Us Looking For? 12 Audio Discotheka Historica
16 Fear 13 Audio 1990 Zong
17 Jane Plays Guitar 4 Audio 1992 Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin
18 Gift 13 Audio 1993
19 Das Schiff 4 Audio 1995-06-00 Our Choice
20 Age Of Consent And The Secret Markt 9 Sessions 5 Audio 1998 Our Choice
21 Alles Was Dein Herz Begehrt 10 Audio 2007 UpArt Produktionen
22 Pale 13 Audio Cocoon-Records
23 Funeral Entertainment 7 Audio 2008-10-17 Upart
24 Adnama 12 Audio 1997 Our Choice
25 But 11 Audio 1994 Our Choice
26 Dry 13 Audio 1989 Hartmut
27 Trance 4 Audio 1993 Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin
28 Für Immer Und Ewig (Best Of Vol. I) 16 Audio 2009-10-02 UpArt Produktionen
29 Twenty Fear (Best Of Vol. II) 30 Audio 2010-10-01 UpArt Produktionen
30 Gift 10 Audio 2011 Major Label (2)
31 Arcane 15 Audio 2011 UpArt Produktionen
32 Live 1992 - Warsaw 4 Audio 1992 Hartmut Production
33 Live In Lugau 1989 11 Audio 1989 Heimat Kassetten
34 Schall & Rauch 2 Audio 1993 Heimat Kassetten
35 Arcane 13 Audio 2011 Major Label (2)
36 Live - Radio War 12 Audio 1993 Endlos Records
37 Forgotten Treasuries 13 Audio 2013-10-04 Major Label (2)
38 Forgotten Treasuries 13 Audio 2013-10-04 Major Label (2)
39 Fear 10 Audio 1990 Zong
40 Success 10 Audio 2014-09-23 UpArt Produktionen


Founded 1984 as Die Zucht in Leipzig.

In 1986 they changed their name to Die Art because the government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR / DDR) objected against further use of their original name. (Die Zucht = "the breed" in English)

The 1985 concert in Haus Auensee Leipzig - together with Billy Bragg & The Neurotics - was legendary.

Literally "behind the Iron Curtain", Die Art privately produced three regular cassette tapes in underground conditions and quality. Since these communist times allowed only an inofficial underhand merchandising during live concerts it was the unique way to "distribute" these tapes - despite the fact, that this activity was - according to the communist GDR-laws - an illegal act.

John Peel played Die Art in his BBC Radio-Show in 1989 for the first time - related to the successful radio debut in the most famous Underground (former G.D.R.) Radio-Show in former G.D.R. "Parocktikum" (at Radiostation DT64) by Lutz Schramm.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall ushered in a new era, and their dream of releasing their official first album in band history finally became true. Due to the fact that it was their 4th regular recording, their first album was entitled FEAR ("fear" and the German word "vier" (the number 4) pronounce the same way in English), which may be regarded as a sort of Best-Of compilation from their first three tapes.

Between 1990 and 2001 they released nine albums in total, and various EPs and singles.

In 2001, after two final sold-out concerts at the Moritzbastei in Leipzig, Die Art eventually disbanded. (These two concerts were later released on CD under the title "Last Live Sequences".)

Out of the ashes of "Die Art", a new band was born: Wissmut, with a band line-up identical to Die Art in their final phase.

In the year 2007 they finally decided to reform Die Art. Three new albums were released since.

Members:

Christoph Heinemann (1984 - 1999)

Dirk Scholz (1989 - 1991)

Andre Friedrich (1984-1986)

Andy Seyffert (1986 - 1988)

Thomas Gumprecht (since 1986)

Thomas Stephan (1984 - 2001)

Holger Oley (since 1984)

Stefan Rebbelmund (1991 - 1992)

Christian Schierwagen (1999 - 2001)


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