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NACHT UND NEBEL

Powerful and strange synth-orientated pop group of the early eighties.

 
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"Movoco Syntaca"
59 sec. - 117 Kb.
song : Patrick Marina Nebel.
Prod : Albano Bentano
Year : 1982
Record co. : Laguna

"Zafari"
53 sec. - 108 Kb.
song : Patrick Marina Nebel.
Prod : Roland Beelen
Year : 1983
Record co. : Antler

"Beats of love"
42,9 sec. - 84 Kb.
song : Patrick Marina Nebel.
Prod : H.Tieter, R.Samijn.
Year : 1984
Record co. : Roadrunner/ Antler

"Victoria 2000"
66,8 sec. - 130 Kb.
song : Bentein, Claeys, Van der Auwera, Nebel.
Prod: Jean Blaute / John Tilly
Year : 1985
Record co. : Vogue/Antler

 
   

Patrick Marina Nebel debuted with a 4-track solo single under his own name. The debut with Nacht und Nebel came one year later with "Movoco Syntaca" and an EP full of  nervous and funky songs. Roland Beelen (founder of Antler Records) recalls his first impressions : "We discovered Nacht und Nebel in the studio, when we were working with 2 Belgen. We all were fascinated by Patrick Nebel. That was something out of the ordinary. Patrick was a very exuberant figure".

 

"Nacht und Nebel" is a term that comes from the policy Hitler issued in 1941, where he allowed for prisoners from the resistance in occupied territory to "vanish without a trace, and no information was given as to their whereabouts or their fate." Suspected underground agents and others would vanish therefore into the "night and fog". In 1955 Alain Resnais made a powerful documentary about the horror of the concentration camps with the same title (nuit et brouillard).

The debut album "Casablanca" contained six personal, simple and naïve songs backed by a powerful beat. And just as personal, simple, naïve and powerful were the concerts of the group, during which the imposing Nebel disguised himself in a decadent nightlife outfit, sweating like hell and hurrying between the front of the stage and a percussion set.

 

"Beats of love" from the album "Beats of Love" becomes a big hit in 1984 in a remix by John Tilly and guitars by Chris Whitley (who was in Belgium at the time with A Noh Rodeo). In Belgium and France 150.000 copies are sold.

Patrick Nebel (a small heart in a big fat unhealthy body) had to enjoy the success from out of a Swiss sanitarium. When he came back, he was slimmer, full of confidence and had a good girlfriend. "Ready to dance" and "Victoria 2000" from the consequent album "Victoria 2000" make it to the hitparades.

Then it starts to go wrong again with Patrick Nebel. Booze, pills and a fatal heart disease in 1986, which meant the end of the group.

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Albums :
- Casablanca (Antler - 1982)
- Beats of love (Antler - 1983)
- This is / This was (Antler - 1985)
- Victoria 2000 (Vogue - 1985)
- Songs for ever (Antler/Carrere - 1986)
Singles :
- Alcatraz - Presidents on dope - Arabian town - Mister Meanie (Laguna, 1981)
- Movoco Synthaca - Strange desire (Laguna, 1982)
- Zafari - In the jungle (Antler, 1983)
- Beats if love - Walk on (Antler, 1983)
- Beats of love (John Tilly Remix) - Everything is white (Antler/Vogue, 1984)
- Etoile du Nord - Ancient Times (Antler, 1984)
- Ready to dance - Soul, Body and Mind (Antler, 1985)
- Victoria 2000 - Jenny (Vogue, 1985)

Members :
- Patrick Marina Nebel (vocals, drums & percussion, piano)
- Fil IJzerdraad (real name Van der Auwera - bass)
- Albano Bentano (real name Bentein - keyboards).
also :
- Koen Claeys (guitar)
- Herman Celis / Pat Pattijn (drums)

Websites :
- website dedicated to Nacht und Nebel by JY-Parent

Forum :
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