He was part of the gothic subculture and mainly interested in Dark Wave. Alexander Veljanov described the first meeting with the about 10 years older Ernst Horn like this:. Two quite different men were standing face to face and the difference in age could not be overlooked. As we started talking about music, the ice melt quickly, though our taste in music could not have been more different.
Ernst Horn was dissatisfied with his occupation in the past and wanted to do something more modern. Only a singer was missing. In he advertised in a newspaper "Vocalist wanted who enjoys experimenting". Their debut album Deine Lakaien , that was distributed by themselves, was released in an edition of records , which Ernst Horn financed personally. Thanks to some stores a few records could be sold eventually. The track Colour-Ize got played in local discos and became an underground-hit.
At this time, the band was already under contract. Despite the uncertain future they recorded a demo-tape in , which was called Silver Tape due to the silver wrapping. With an edition of 50 pieces of the Silver Tape Deine Lakaien tried for years to attract interest of a label. A fan of Deine Lakaien contacted Carl Erling in Finally, Deine Lakaien signed a contract with him in and with the new founded sublabel ClassX took the band.
All the other pieces were dismissed by the band, though ClassX offered to release the Silver Tape without changes. Deine Lakaien was the first European band which got a record contract from Gymnastic Records  and the uncertain times were over: In January the second album Dark Star was released and sold more than within the next months.
The debut album got re-released end of and the band went on their first tour, playing in front of up to people in Bochum. Due to its tremendous success the Dark Star -Tour was continued in , and with Dark Star-Tour '92 the first Live-album was released. Deine Lakaien gave a concert in the Vier-Linden in Hildesheim already on 11 October that was recorded for the radio show Grenzwellen another followed on 19 February in the Hunky Dory in Detmold.
Ernst Horn thought it would be a private party and developed a concept to perform pieces of Deine Lakaien with a prepared piano. Though the audience was much larger than expected, the show was perceived very well. Reininger from Tuxedomoon. Deine Lakaien gave several more acoustic concerts in However, the musicians were mainly occupied with the recordings of the third album. Forest Enter Exit was released on 29 October It was the first album of Deine Lakaien which got into the charts.
In November and December the first Forest Enter Exit-tour took place, which was continued in The first single, Mindmachine, was released in The second large-scale Acoustic tour with the instrumental group Das Holz as supporting act happened in The second album of Qntal , Qntal II , was released, too.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band, the VHS First Decade was published in with live-recordings and video clips.
The album Winter Fish Testosterone was released in the same year. The musicians stayed on stage during the entire concert, only Qntal singer Sigrid Hausen , left the stage during Un vers de dreyt nien and was replaced by Alexander Veljanov.
ClassX was dismantled in autumn and replaced by Chrom Records. Deine Lakaien took a break to have time for solo activities. The album Kasmodiah was recorded in Christian Komorowski and Michael Popp were present in the studio for the first time. They took part in the videos of Return and Into My Arms , and they became part of the official band. In , Christian Komorowski and Michael Popp left the band. Ernst Horn parted from Qntal and founded Helium Vola.
Besides several side- and solo-activities, two acoustic concerts were given in - the first after six years - just after the recordings for the next album were completed. White Lies was released in January The single Generators had been published in October Two versions of Where you are were released in November Tags: Electronic Duo, with Band, Live. The documentation of the first performances of Deine Lakaien that came as a big surprise to their fans.
The electronics were not taken from the box but indeed played live. As the desire for live-performances grew stronger and stronger, Deine Lakaien, who originally understood themselves as pure studio project, realized that they had to develop a new concept for this. Especially the combination of medieval instruments like hurdy-gurdy and fiddle with modern but hand-played electronics was an absolute novelty in those days. Stupid 6.
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