Sunday, August 03, 2008


Robotism is taken from German group Empire's ironically titled album 'First Album', ironic of course because it could also of legitimately been called 'Last Album'. Akin to a DoDo egg omelet or perhaps even rocking horse shit this one really does not turn up much, although someone recently tried to deflate my enamour for the album by stating there is somewhere in this universe a CD re release from a decade or so ago. Whatever, I haven't seen that around either. Its a great example of German disco rock, but with a more cosmic edge than it's peers at the time in 1980. Robotism stands apart from the other album tracks in that it is both instrumental and distinctly early italo in it's influence.

Empire - Robotism

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4 comments: to “ Robotism

  • August 6, 2008 at 8:36 AM  

    Interesting, is Empire the same as Methusalem? Great post.

  • August 6, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

    This came up the other day. So, the album came out as Empire, and the 12" came out as Mathusalem, the CD that was apparently released a while ago was credited to 'Empire & Methusalem' (!?).

    This is recorded from the album cut, so I credited it to Empire.

  • August 7, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

    Can I request the 'Ooh Dracula' track from the same Empire album? Hard to find record and I'm dying for a higher quality and clean mp3 file. keep the good job, love the blog. cheers from Brasil

  • March 7, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

    I'd love to hear this album in full.. "The First Album" that is