This is not a real release. When digging through some very old data CDs, I found a couple of my very first tunes from 1996-1997. Waaay back in the days, without any clue what to do, no real programs for making music, no VSTs, just a freeware sequencer, MIDI and a bunch of sample CDs.
These were my very first attempts of producing music. I barely remember making these tunes, probably because my mind was clouded often back then. Actually, most of them I don't remember at all, my first thought when I found these tracks was: What is this? Most of my memories from my nights during civil service time have vanished, but most of these songs must be from this time.
I find the transition from hip hop / beats to dub interesting and it matches the timeline of my musical life. The last tunes on this EP are from "Dieb in Dub", the first test versions of what became 10 years (!) later "Loneliness in the Sky" (DFR006). So this is quite an interesting help for me when I try to remember when I fully shifted towards dub: 1996.
While the quality of these tunes is pretty horrible (I gave them some EQ-love in 2017, but the original files were super lo-fi all throughout; that was before I had even heard of MP3s!), I do like the ideas behind the songs and I do get what I (assumingly) thought about the songs back then and how they could/would have sounded if I would have had the technology, equipment and skills to produce them properly. Consider them to be ideas.
For completion reasons and simply for having one more release number for my label vita (egotrippingwise), I compiled this EP. I won't tell anyone that this release exists. If you found this, then kudos. You are probably one of two people in the whole world who has it. One of them is me.
The release date 11th April 2017 marks my 40th birthday. Fuck, I got old. What happened...
In any case: R. I. P. Der Dieb. Long live Dub Flash!