Off Ya Tree
Abwärts (“Downwards”) is a West German post-punkgroup from Hamburg. Members FM Einheit and Mark Chung would leave the group in the early 1980s to join the West Berlin band Einstürzende Neubauten.
Their best-known recordings include the single “Computerstaat” (“Computer State”) (1980) and the LP’s “Amok Koma“ (1981) and “Der Westen ist Einsam“ (“The West Is Lonely”) (1982), the latter in particular being regarded as a classic of West German post-punk.
The first EP and the first album by the influential German punk/wave group, both from 1980 originally, were now reissued together, by Off Ya Tree, as a double vinyl set.