Monday, 26 November 2012

THE SHEEP RECORDS STORY #8: THE LOU HÖFFNER TRIO MINUS ONE "MOOG WALK" (1998)



Sheep Records was a Swiss underground label specialized in Garage-Rock, Surf, Lounge and other Rock'n'Roll oddities. Run by Christian Müller from Zürich, along with friends Andi Frick and Andreas Egi, it was active from 1996 to 2004 and published about 30 releases, mostly on 7" vinyl singles.



In october 2006, after about two years of hiatus, all the contents of the now defunct Sheep Records website were deleted from the Internet, and replaced with a blank page announcing that "Der Kebab ist gegessen" ("The kebab is eaten"), a last goodbye and a reference to the label's cataloguing system that included the prefix "kebab" for vinyl releases and "gigot" for CD releases.



The eight Sheep Records release was a 7" by the mysterious Lou Höffner Trio Minus One; it is rumoured that this project was conducted by the brother of one of the members of Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited...

The single was released in September 1998, it was limited to 200 copies on black vinyl and 300 copies on translucent green vinyl, for a total of 500 copies. It came in a stunning artwork created by famous painter and illustrator Shag.

Side A features a Moog cavalcade sustained by a steady rhythm section; all parts are played on the Moog - except for the drums and bass - and all the capabilities of the instrument are explored for good. Side B also features a guitar as solo instrument and is another fine example of sci-fi bleeps, swooshes and swells.





Here's the track list for this 7" single:

01. Moog Walk (4:28)
02. Morse Jerk (2:50)

Both tracks were remastered from vinyl in November 2012 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include scans of the original item in PDF format. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.

More information about Sheep Records is available here:

http://www.surfnroll.de/interviews/sheep/sheep.html


The Sheep Records story will continue in the next months. All your inputs are more than welcome, if you want to get in touch please write to stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

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  3. Many thanks for sharing this - great stuff!

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