the appearance of the CD "The Lens Cleaner" (sabo.02)
was taken from the American cleaning CDs. Between the songs
of the Techno-House Compilation instructions how to clean
a CD were to be heard. The Compilation "Unreleased"
(sabo.04) consisted of 1000 different covers of persons of
the showbusiness. The first track of the TechnoElectro Compilation
"Handle with Care" (sabo.05) consisted of CD-ROM
data on which a "friendly virus" was installed.
The virus was activated by the installation of the CD on the
PC and blocked the drive for uncertain time. As a service
for record shops a plaque of synthetic glass was produced
to be put in the window to recognise the label. The plaque
had the catalogue number 11. The second album of Pomassl "Skeleton
2" (craft 19) was a test for the consumer behaviour and
the reception in the music media. The first album "Skeleton
1" (craft.07) was repressed and completed with a new
cover, a new catalogue number and new titles of songs. Also
the press item talked of a new record of the artist. Most
of the critics proudly reported on the new record and the
musical differences to the first one. The summit of superficiality
of commentaries on electronic music was reached by critics
on the record "Will not be playing tonight, He is ill"
(craft.23) by Matt Winch. The record was published completely
blank, without a rile, without music. A music paper with the
titles of the songs was added to the record. Over 400 very
knowned artists remixed the record (sabo.28), which again
was empty, to a limited edition of one piece and made the
record get a cultstatus.
own remixes from Alois Huber "Grüner Veltliner"
went across the boarder. X-Mass 97 you were able to get white
wine as a remix, made and bottled from Alois Huber himself
at various recordstores. Alois Huber is not only a Dj and
musician, he is also a winegrower. Sabotage took care of the
ultimative ambient record "Chill Out" (sabo.30)
from KLF. They took over the original cover, which showed
chilling sheeps on an Irish meadow. On the Sabotage sampler
with the same title, the sheeps were swapped with wolfs and
according to that, unrestrained tracks from people like Panacea
with 340 bpm were published. Just for that Sabotage adopted
a wolf named "Nimrod" from Alaska via Internet.
And their fed up of answering the same questions asked from
media, their published a CD named "FAQ" (sabo.31),
where the answers are already set up.
Last release on Sabotage Recordings was "The Ganymed
Mixes - Music Takes Me Higher" (sabo.39), early April
99. In 1979, "It Takes Me Higher", the disco-masterpiece
by viennese aliens Ganymed sold up to 1 million copies throughout
europe, topped various charts as well as staying resident
therein for a long time. That was before Falco, fascinated
by Ganymeds image, was the bassist for their last concerts.
Sabotage presents 4 proposals created by 4 connoisseurs of
the matter from Detroit to Vienna, being directive for the
clubs in ´99.