Bal Parè is a classic band from the German NDW and minimal-wave period in the early 80's and sprung out from the project Jeanette Und Das Land Z who released their now classic and highly collectible 7" "Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son / Raumpatrouille" on German label Konkurrenz in 1981.
Matthias Schuster, the driving force behind the project, had already released early classic material with the band Geisterfahrer and also another project, In Namen Des Volkes around 1979-1980, as well as a classic solo-album, "Atemlos" and a 12" vinyl with Hans Keller in 1981... On top of this, Matthias was the producer and driving force behind the cult-hit "Fred Vom Jupiter" by Die Doraus & Die Marinas, also this in 1981, so this was an immensely busy year for Schuster.
Bal Parè released their seminal album "Hamburg Paris Catania" in 1982, followed by the groundbreaking "Metamorphose" mini-album in 1985. In 1994, a "Best Of..." from Bal Parè was released on CD by Norwegian label Tatra Records. It had a total of 21 songs and it also included previously unreleased Bal Parè material, the original A + B sides from the "Jeanette Und Das Land Z" 7" vinyl and 2 songs, "Les Mots" and "Allez Allez" from another side-project, "Ting Voice", previously only available on a 4-track 12" vinyl.
It was quiet from Bal Parè for many years, until they released a 4-track 7" vinyl on Minimal Wave Records in 2009, followed shortly by a 6-track 10" vinyl on NLW records the same year.
Finally, in 2013, Bal Parè returned with their first full-length album since their debut in 1982, entitled "Ein Tag Am Meer". It was very well received, and the interest in Bal Parè was once again being stirred up, as often happens when old legends release new material after long pauses.
Now we have 2014, and it's time for yet another full album, and the 17-track long "Taxi Zum Mond" does certainly not dissapoint!
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