ILSA GOLD - REGRETTEN? RIEN! (2CD)
"They were the darlings of the young rave nation, the nightmare of investigative party journalism and, needless to say, the kings of scheiss-house: they were Ilsa Gold, Austria's legendary and probably most irritating contribution to the history of electronic music. It was 1993 that artist and record dealer Christopher Just joined forces with party organizer Peter "DJ Pure" Votava _ the year that techno was set to become the sound of the decade. Starting with their very first record on Vienna's Mainframe label, they turned into shooting stars of the new movement: Frontpage, the official organ of the German techno world, placed "Ilsa Gold I" at the top of its charts, and "Up" was the track that set the pace on rave dancefloors that summer. Now in 2003 the influential oeuvre of Ilsa Gold is being celebrated in due and fitting extravagance. On a double CD, "Regretten? Rien!" documents the history of Vienna's most successful export article to the Rave Generation _ as a balancing act between Actionism and foofaraw, as battlefield between pop and subversion. Besides all of their hits, the CD set includes unreleased tracks, rare remixes, and of course an excerpt of the historic "La Boum deluxe" program. There is nothing to regret."