Under the name Areu Areu, the two Camouflage musicians Heiko Maile and Marcus Meyn released a 5-track EP in 1992, which is now re-released in an expanded version in a limited edition and for the first time on vinyl.
In 1991, a friend and companion of Heiko Maile and Marcus Meyn, photographer Reiner Pfisterer, celebrated his 24th birthday. Instead of records or books, the two Camouflage founders planned to present the birthday boy with a performance by a band founded especially for the occasion and launched Areu Areu (pronounced Arö Arö).
After Camouflage had just released their rather acoustic album “Meanwhile”, Maile and Meyn were more in the mood for purely electronic music, so this side project came just in time for them to let off steam. And so it came about that in the hot summer of ’91 they were working on playbacks in their studio in downtown Bietigheim. The result were cover versions of songs that had always strongly influenced Maile and Meyn: We hear “Day Tripper” (Beatles), “Cold” (The Cure), Fad Gadget`s “Ricky “s Hand” and a two-song medley of “I “m Your Money” (Heaven 17) and the Depeche Mode classic “Tora!”. Tora! Tora!” In addition, several versions of the legendary German-language original composition “Mr. X” were worked out.
A few weeks after the party, Maile and Meyn told their then A&R manager about the project, whereupon some tracks were released on CD in a small edition in 1992. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this release, Areu Areu’s complete work now appears on an album for the first time and we can state: Areu Areu created the perfect soundtrack for (d)a party in the hot summer of ’91: Areu Areu are danceable, unpolished and wild.
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