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SCHWARZARBEIT

Crossover Prog • Germany


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Schwarzarbeit biography
German act SCHWARZARBEIT was formed in the late 1970's, initially consisting of Jo Post (keyboards), Klaus Schröder (guitars, bass), Gerd Bracht (drums), Dieter Exter (bass, vocals) and Nina Schulte (violin). They released their first self-titled production in 1979. An few line-up alterations later the second version of the band, with Schröder, Post and Bracht from the initial line-up supplemented by Wolfgang Borgmann (vocals) and Ralph Hubert (bass, guitars)
released their second LP Traum oder Wirklichkeit in 1982.

Following this the band went into hiatus, but would reappear in 1993 on Musea Records with their third and final production James Gordon's Story. On this occasion the band was made up by Schröder, Post and Hubert, supplemented by drummer Jörg Michael. The latter two more renowned as members of German metal band Mekong Delta at this point. In 1997 an epilogue appeared in the shape of the compilation CD Works.

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4.00 | 1 ratings
Schwarzarbeit
1979
3.09 | 3 ratings
Traum oder Wirklichkeit
1982
3.40 | 5 ratings
James Gordon's Story
1993

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3.00 | 1 ratings
Works
1997

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3.09 | 3 ratings

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Traum oder Wirklichkeit
Schwarzarbeit Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Two years passed and Schwarzarbeit produced their second album ''Traum oder wirklichkeit'' with a couple of line-up changes.Dieter Exter and Nina Schulte had left the group, which was now joined by singer Wolfgang Borgmann and bassist Ralph Hubert.Yes, the same Ralph Hubert, who formed the legendary Thrash Metal band Mekong Delta three years later, part of its really incarnation was Wolfgang Borgmann as well.The new album was recorded during the 82' autumn at the Tonstudio Copperative Studiowahn in Bochum and released privately at the end of year.Three guest vocalists appear also in this album.

''Traum oder wirklichkeit'' finds Schwarzarbeit still walking on Progressive Rock grounds in a more consistent way, but actually the new tracks do not top the highlights of the previous release.The style is emphatic Symphonic Teutonic Rock with strong Space Rock overtones, coming as a mix of a melodic ANYONE'S DAUGHTER with GROBSCHNITT and late-70's ELOY.The compositions are well-crafted, although performed in a quite safe mode, with a combination of grandiose, spacey synthesizers and more Classical-drenched parts on organ and harsichord, featuring also a good amount of melodious guitar lines next to heavier, rhythmic excursions.The atmosphere depends on every track, ranging from dramatic and cosmic passages with a spacey mood to keyboard-driven arrangements with good and sometimes even stunning melodies and a more dreamy feeling overall.The comparisons with ELOY are moreover strengthened by the fair dose of spoken narrations throughout the release.The second side contains extended instrumental runs, among them a couple of excellent guitar-led themes with a FLOYD-ian/CAMEL-esque vibe, a bit similar to compatriots ROUSSEAU, if you add the ethereal synth moves around.

A group that deserves some praise for being dedicated to non-commercial, polished and delicate Progressive Rock during the 80's, despite the few flaws in some keyboard tunes.Good German Symphonic Rock with a typical late-70's/early-80's sound with musicianship rooted in the recent past.Warmly recommended.

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