1. Harmonic Decadence Side-A [23:56]
  2. Harmonic Decadence Side-B [25:19]
The first studio recording Harmonic Decadence now rediscovered in full length on D.MO Vol.4
Since the release of Robert's official debut album Harmonic Ascendant the world of the EM community has discussed rumours about a recording called Harmonic Decadence. Before the first official Vinyl-LP-Release (IC / WEA), Robert started his first studio recording in the same recording studio Panne-Paulssen (Frankfurt/Main) in 1978, where also numerous European artists such as Klaus Schulze, Ashra /Manuel Göttsching and Harald Großkopf have recorded their works.
However, these first recording of Schroeder was rejected by the WEA because it was too "electronic". At first, the debut album should also be named Harmonic Decadence. After refusing this first recording of 1978, Schroeder went back to the studio, where the well-known debut album Harmonic Ascendant arose.
In the meantime the first recording Harmonic Decadence was somehow forgotten. Some extracts have also been used occasionally, e.g. within the INKEYS interview from the early 80s. But the complete work of this first recording has been published never before. The tapes went lost in the depths of the tape archives over the time.
The demand for these recordings is still great. In the year 2017 Robert searched through his archive ... and found the old original recordings as a master copy on a high quality music cassette. The sound is not up to date due to its age but has its charme and now been re-mastered. And of course this material is something what the fans are waiting for.