Welle: Erdball

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Welle: Erdball
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Welle: Erdball performing at Arvika Festival in Sweden 2005.
Background information
Also known as

Honigmond

Feindsender 64.3
Origin Stadthagen, Germany
Genres Bitpop, synthpop, electronic
Years active 1990–present
Labels SPV
Website www.welle-erdball.info
Members

Hannes "Honey" Malecki
Alf "A.L.F." Behnsen
Fräulein Venus

Lady Lila
Past members

Plastique
Zara
Soraya.vc
KayCat

Xenia G.
Welle: Erdball performing in Zurich in December 2008.

Welle: Erdball (often abbreviated as W:E) is a group from Germany often credited[citation needed] with being the pioneers of bitpop. The heavy use of the Commodore 64's SID sound chip makes their sound instantly recognizable. Their sound is reminiscent of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk.

The name literally means "Wave: Earthglobe", and in fact comes from a German radio play called "Hallo! Hier Welle Erdball!" (Hello, this is wave earthglobe speaking!). Their logo is a rotated logo of the former East German motor company VEB Sachsenring, which built the popular Trabant car.

Welle: Erdball has been a part of the demoscene and produced several musicdisks and other productions over the years. They also gave a live performance at Breakpoint 2006.

In addition to their work as Welle: Erdball, Honey was involved in the project called "Das Präparat" from 2003 to 2005. Currently Honey (as Dr. Georg Linde) and Plastique are involved in the new side-project called "homo~futura".

Members[edit]

Lady Lila (2013-present)
percussion, vocals

Former members[edit]

  • Isa - Vocals, tones (1993-1995)
  • Zara – percussion (2004–2005)
  • Soraya.vc – percussion (2000–2004)
  • KayCat – percussion (2000–2002)
  • Xenia G-punkt – percussion (1995-1999)
  • Plastique - Vocals, Purcussion (2005-2013)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Der Sinn des Lebens (The meaning of life, 1992 as Honigmond)
  • Es ist an der Zeit (It is about time, 1992)
  • Frontalaufprall (Head-on impact, 1994)
  • Alles ist möglich (Everything is possible, 1995)
  • Tanzpalast 2000 (Dancing palace 2000, 1996)
  • Der Sinn des Lebens (The meaning of life, 1998)
  • Horizonterweiterungen (Expansion of the horizon, only Vinyl 12", 2004)
  • Die Wunderwelt der Technik (The wonderworld of technology,CD 2002 / Vinyl 12", 2005)
  • Chaos Total (CD 2006 / Picture-Vinyl 12", 2009)
  • Cmdr. Laserstrahl (radio play, 2009)
  • Operation: Zeitsturm (2010)
  • Der Kalte Krieg (The Cold War, 2011)
  • Tanzmusik für Roboter (Dance Music for Robots, 2014)

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Nyntändo-Schock (Nyntändo-Shock, 1993)
  • W.O.L.F. (1995)
  • Telephon W-38 (1996)
  • Deine Augen / Arbeit Adelt! (Your eyes / Work ennobles!, 1998)
  • Starfighter F-104G (2000)
  • VW-Käfer & 1000 Tage (VW Käfer and 1000 days, 2001)
  • Super 8 (2001)
  • Nur tote Frauen sind schön (Only dead women are beautiful, 2003)
  • Ich bin aus Plastik – Vinyl (2008)
  • Ich bin aus Plastik – CD (With extra tracks than Vinyl) (2008)
  • Die Singles 1993–2010 – 10 cd box (2010)
  • Computerklang (Computer Sound) (2013)

DVD[edit]

  • Operation: Zeitsturm Movie-DVD (2010)
  • Der Kalte Krieg Live-DVD (2011)

Solo- or Sideprojects[edit]

  • The Screeching MiEW (1994, Honey and Xenia G.)
1994: Awakening of the Animals (Cassette album, 2003 Re-release of song Speak for the Future on the W:E EP Nur tote Frauen sind schön)
  • Das Präparat (2003 to 2005 Honey)
2004: Tanz' mit Deinem Gefühl (MCD)
  • homo~futura (2005, Honey [alias Dr. Georg Linde], Plastique, K. Gross und F. Enstein)
2011: Der Neue Mensch
  • The Girl & The Robot (2009, Plastique and Deadbeat)
2010: The Beauty of Decay
2011: Silence ⋆ Borderline (EP)
  • Die Funkhausgruppe (Welle: Erdball, Die Perlen, Sonnenbrandt and Hertzinfarkt)
2011: Mono-Poly

References[edit]

  • Blazek, Matthias (2006). Das niedersächsische Bandkompendium 1963–2003 – Daten und Fakten von 100 Rockgruppen aus Niedersachsen (in German). Celle. p. 150. ISBN 978-3-00-018947-0. 

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