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Origin Hamburg, Germany
Genres Indie-pop, early: Noise Rock, Diskurspop
Years active 1990–2007
Labels ZickZack, Big Cat
Members Jochen Distelmeyer
André Rattay
Lars Precht
Vredeber Albrecht
Past members Eike Bohlken
Peter Thiessen
Michael Mühlhaus

Blumfeld (German pronunciation: [ˈbluːmfɛlt]) was an indie-pop band from Hamburg, Germany, formed by singer and songwriter Jochen Distelmeyer. The name of the band was coined by the main character of the short story "Blumfeld, ein älterer Junggeselle" by Franz Kafka. Blumfeld are counted among the most significant representatives of the Hamburger Schule (School of Hamburg) and are considered to be one of the most successful combos of the German indie scene.

Blumfeld's music is characterized by a distinctive dispute of human life in the context of modern consumer society. Fears, depressions, uncertainty, lack of orientation and love as main motive are the most important items, which are made a subject of discussion. The mainly melancholic music is seen as having a pessimistic tone.

On January 22 of 2007, the band announced their split-up on their homepage. A fare-well tour was held in April 2007.

Blumfeld members[edit]

  • Jochen Distelmeyer - vocals, guitar (1990–2007)
  • André Rattay - drums, vibraphone (1990–2007)
  • Lars Precht - bass guitar (2005–2007)
  • Vredeber Albrecht - keyboard (2003–2007)

Former members[edit]

  • Eike Bohlken - bass guitar (1990–1996)
  • Peter Thiessen - bass guitar (1996–2002)
  • Michael Mühlhaus - keyboard, vibraphone, synthesizer, bass guitar (1998–2005)


(the English translations are for information only in this article. They were not used on releases)


  • "Ich-Maschine" (Ego-Machine) (1992)
  • "L'Etat Et Moi" (The State and Me) (1994)
  • "Old Nobody" (1999)
  • "Testament der Angst" (Testament of Fear) (2001)
  • "Jenseits von Jedem" (Beyond Everyone) (2003)
  • "Verbotene Früchte" (Forbidden Fruits) (2006)


  • "Ghettowelt" (Ghetto World) (1991)
  • "Zeitlupe" (Slow Motion) (1992)
  • "Traum:2" (Dream:2) (1992)
  • "Draußen auf Kaution" (Out On Bail) (1994)
  • "Verstärker" (Amplifier) (1995)
  • "Tausend Tränen tief" (Thousand Tears Deep) (1999)
  • "Status: Quo Vadis" (1999)
  • "Graue Wolken" (Grey Clouds) (2001)
  • "Die Diktatur der Angepassten" (The Dictatorship Of The Conformists) (2001)
  • "Wellen der Liebe" (Waves Of Love) (2001)
  • "Wir sind frei" (We Are Free) (2003)
  • "Neuer Morgen" (New Morning) (2003)
  • "Tics" (2006)

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