Classic Reissue: Pankow – Throw Out Rite

Pankow - Throw Out RiteThrow Out Rite, the classic industrial recording by Italian electronic band Pankow has been reissued on vinyl, cd, and digital downlowd and is available via Bandcamp. Originally distributed on cassette tape in 1983, this early production was never released on vinyl or CD by the band.

The re-release of the mini-album includes the six original tracks that have been remastered from the studio tape, the CD and digital download also include four bonus tracks from 1983.

Pankow describe the album as “Leading off with a sublime version of the classic ‘das Wodkalied,’ the tape is a sonic masterpiece, mixing as it does the weirdest elements of early Throbbing Gristle compositions with the exciting urgency of acts like Einsturzende Neubauten and Clock DVA. Blixa (of Neubauten fame) even makes a cameo on ‘Rendez-Vous dans Un Bois,’ a weird track that serves to foreshadow the direction of the rest of the album. Later on, the echo-chamber of ‘Destiny’ sounds like something Coil would do a few years later. And the closing piece ‘I Am Food For You’ is what Severed Heads would be if they were actual aliens and didn’t really love synthpop. The entire mini-album is genius, recorded using only analogue Roland gear (RE301, TR606, TB303, 100m) and a perfect artifact of the spirit and experimentalism of early-80s electronic music. ”

Pankow - Throw Out Rite CD and booklet
A look at the CD: The artwork has been lovingly restored by Maurizio Fasolo and is presented in deluxe digipak with special silver ink layers, as well as a beautiful booklet.