"Apollo / R&S are delighted to welcome back The Primitive Painter, aka the duo of Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke for a timely reissue of their 1994 lost classic self-titled album of sonorous IDM. Growing up in Frankfurt, in the 80s and 90s the duo met at an indie rock club in their home town of Darmstadt, bonding over their shared obsession with the first wave of acid, Chicago house and early Detroit techno. It was however the euphonic IDM grandeur of Apollo Recordings' self titled compilation of 1993 that really got their creative juices flowing: 'It was a ten track compilation with artists like David Morley, Model 500, Aphex Twin which still sounds so good today,' Jörn enthuses. Deciding to make their tribute to this style of music the duo turned out 10 tracks of gauzy, melodious electronica in a white hot fever, one after another over the ensuing months. Settling on a name for the new project they picked ‘The Primitive Painters’ taking inspiration from the band Felt. 'We are both children of the C86 movement,' explains Jörn. 'this attitude of noisy art school influenced rock like Primal Scream, MBV, The Jesus & Mary Chain really inspired us to take a DIY approach to our music.' Over the ensuing years the reputation of The Primitive Painter album has only grown, with second hand copies (only 500 vinyl were pressed) changing hands for exorbitant amounts, leading us to this opportune moment of a richly deserved re-release on the label for which the project was started." - Apollo / R&S
- 1994 ambient techno / IDM album from Roman Flügel + Jörn Elling Wuttke (aka The Primitive Painter, Acid Jesus)
- black double vinyl pressing
- housed in full color gatefold sleeve
- first time on vinyl since 1994
- digital download included
- music label: Apollo / R&S 2020
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