Moritz von der Weide
Born in 1955 in Muenster, (then) West Germany, Moritz had a very musical family which still has an influence on him today. His father and mother regularly performed as a two piece middle ages renaissance band playing a variety of instruments in the regular agricultural festivals.
It was at University in Hanover in 1976 that he got his first real taste for rock. Highly impressed by the numerous rock bands of the period, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath in particular, Moritz purchased his first instrument, a Les Paul Copy, and from then on he has never looked back.
With a steep family tradition in farming, it was during a visit to the great Yorkshire show many years ago that he met his English wife to be, Hilary, and with their 2 children, Thomas and Stefan, they are now firmly settled into life in the faming community in the west of England.
It was in the early 1980's that Mortiz met up with Jim Brodie, and over the last 16 years, they have worked together, first of all in Adelangst, and then later in various rock opera projects. Jim's technical expertise is highly complemented by Moritz's medieval / renaissance musical slant
Moritz von der Weide
Favourite Band The Who
Favourite Guitarist The Edge
Most treasured solo Hi Ho Silver Lining by Jeff Beck
Favourite Album Lovedrive - The Scorpions
Favourite Guitar Fender Strat Eric Clapton Signature model
Born as Alfred Worthington in Burnley in 1958 our "Alf" soon realised he aspired to different things other than football and the local cinema which kept the other boys interested. "It was seeing the Monkees on ITV that did it for me, at first I thought the Beatles were a bit square, but then they were a bit weird later, but the monkees stayed true to form, they never sold out. I saw the monkees on the telly and decided that's what I wanted to do". Alf practised for hours and hours every day and played in various local outfits until he felt confident enough to audition for bands further a field. It just so happens that Belgium rockers Skid Dog were looking for a new guitarist to replace Irvine Ziggerhalt who had left to try for a solo career. Alf jumped at this opportunity, auditioned and "got the gig". . The first thing that Skid Dog management persuaded Alf to do was to opt for a name change as he explains "They didn't think the name Alf or Alfred was really hip (I suppose they were right) and wanted to use the name Jim instead, however I insisted on the "Brodie" surname. Why? At the time there was a very popular television program called "The Professionals" which had two main characters, called Bodie and Doyle. I wanted to use the Bodie name, although I got it a bit wrong it, but never mind. I still perfer Jim Brodie to Jim Doyle!". The newly crowned Jim Brodie spent the next 4 years with Skid Dog before teaming up with Moritz for the wonderful band Adelangst and then other projects. The rest, as they say, is history.
Favourite Band The Monkees
Favourite Guitarist Moritz von der Weide
Most treasured solo The sax solo on Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Favourite Album Tales of Topographic Oceans - Yes
Favourite Guitar Gibson Les Paul
The History of Adelangst
From the remnants of Skid Dogs came Adelangst. Skid Dogs, who formed in 1976, roared their merry way through Europe, creating mayhem wherever they played (apart from Hull, that is) and finally collapsed, with a major and permanent split in 1980. As Jim remembers "What started off as a dream- come true became a nightmare. I was fed up of not hearing the music, all I could hear was the sound of our singer hitting the floor all the time, he was so bloody out of it, and the fans were completely crazy and wouldn't listen at all to my softer solos or introductions. After Skid Dogs I thought that was it, I'd had it with the music business and I was going to give it all up and become a hairdresser. But them Moritz got in touch....."
Moritz had already had a career with the London Symphony Orchestra as a French horn player however became disillusioned after seeing his rock contemporaries having a better life style. "Not just that" says Moritz "they got different girls to shag each night, just standing there all the time every night. You didn't get much of this sort of thing with the LSO. Hell I'd been trying for years to get a snog from the principle clarinettist but she wouldn't budge. So I thought, sod this, I'm off to the world of Rock". Moritz had early success when he released his first LP "Aliens" which had a cult following across Europe and elsewhere, although not in the UK. However it was his guitar work that impressed most, and his live concerts soon became legendary. In 1981 Moritz was looking for a team who could launch his career, and at just the same time Jim Brodie left Skid Dogs....
Adelangst was formed in 1981. Jim and Moritz remember well meeting up in the Worcestershire area and discussing forming a band that could rival the top performing acts of the day. Called 'Adelangst' (which means Fear of the Realm!) the team quickly went about finding a bass player and drummer that would match up to their requirements. Jim suggested they use former Skid Dogs drummer Steele Stem and as Moritz had no objections they took on Steele immediately and went about trying to find a bass player. In the end they were forced to place ad advert in Melody Maker and had to endure several auditions. "It was really awful" says Moritz "we kept getting people who could actually play, like that Mark King bloke from Heaven 17 or whatever, all this bloody flashy twangy bollocks. Me and Jim just wanted a guy who looked the part and could basically thumb along one or two notes per song". Eventually they chanced upon Canadian Alan Hasner who was over from Nova Scotia hoping to break it big in the UK. Next up was a singer, and Moritz this time had the man "I had really enjoyed the chart hit 'lets all go to town' by Breakaleg, and although they were just a manufactured band I knew the singer had talent, so I got in touch and asked him if he wanted to join a serious rock band, and he did. This was Ralph Jenkins. The band was complete.
|Adelangst Mk 1 1981 - 1983|
Jim Brodie: Guitar
The management was obviously very keen to get a record out so the band immediately went out on a long tour of Germany in order to get enough funds for a studio session at the famous Medley Studios in Gloucester. This German tour has gone down as legendary in the fans opinion as the band were essentially unknown and yet revealed a future potential which was still yet to be realised. As Moritz remembers "we really didn't know what to do so we spent a lot of the time jamming on stage. The bloody Germans loved it and yelled for more. In many respects we wrote most of the 1st LPs numbers whilst on stage in Germany. In fact I remember a couple of times Alan Hasner would stop everything and say 'hey isn't that a B not a G' or something and suddenly remember he was playing in front of an audience, but the Germans didn't seem to notice anyway and clapped the impromptu moment, strange really". It was also on this tour that the initial problems with vocalist Jenkins surfaced "We very quickly ended up calling him Jerkoff Jenkins, he was such a tosser. He kept waltzing up to any promoter or person who was in the industry and telling them that he was available and that Adelangst was only a stepping stone for him to progress onto better things. At one stage he even was talking to members of UFO on the tour about how better he was than any of their vocalists, without even realizing that he was speaking to the people who did the singing. It didn't bode well for the future"
The picture included on the right here is of the Muenster, Germany gig. Jim remembers "that's me in this picture taken by one of our famous fans, Michael Bloss. It was hot, sweaty and loud. I will always have wonderful special memories of these gigs as we never, in my opinion, achieved the same intensity again after these gigs". Thanks to Michael for the photo, he pointed out that he has around 60 photos from this gig and is willing to swap copies for other Adelangst memorabilia with other fans anywhere in the world. Please email us if you want to contact Michael. We don't allow direct contact through this official site or else we will simply become a dumping ground for all Adelangst traders. Sorry. Jim also remembers "that's Taff Haddock stood in the background, my first guitar roadie. God he was shite, all he ever talked about was bloody politics!”
Despite early concerns about Alan Hasner, the band met up back in Gloucester for the recording sessions that would lead to the first LP "Inserted Gently". Jim remembers "The Medley studios were down by the river, I don't think anything exists of it now, but it was an awful place two floors below a seedy shop that appeared to double as a brothel. Even Cornwall wasn't too keen on it. It was about this time however that Moritz ended up with his long term love Candice. I'm not sure if she came originally from 'upstairs' but then what with Cornwall's reputation I could hardly complain." Moritz adds "it was here that I visited the Opera and in the interval met the love of my life, Candice. It really was love at first sight for us, we watched the rest of Wagner's Tannhauser whilst snogging in the wings, it was wonderful, especially during the Pilgrims Chorus to the Virgin, marvellous. I do have to add that things with Candice came to a rather sticky end after a gig at some castle in Solingen, Germany during a short European tour in 1985". I was quite depressed at this point and while contemplating a return to my love of farming, I met Hilary at the Great Yorkshire Show and she turned my life around.” Anyway back to Adelangst:
Back in the studio, Jim takes up the story "although all the songs are credited to Weide/Brodie it was me who always came up with the riffs and words, in fact most of it really" however Moritz remembers things differently "I remember for example the classic track ‘He's looking out (for me)’ actually came off a riff I was working on. Jim heard it and altered it a bit and then brought it back to me as if he'd written it. As for the words I wouldn't want to be associated with most of them words anyway"
The first LP was released on 2nd September 1983.
Inserted Gently (1983)
1. He's looking out (for me)
2. Flowered Curtains
3. The Diary of a drug fiend
4. Hound Doug
5. Toe Grabber
7. Snipin Grouser
8. Hipnotic Loving
9. Hard Times
10. Diswasher Woman
All songs written by Weide/Brodie. The cover was designed by Joseph Richard. Moritz remembers "we hated that cover.... I mean.. the title was supposed to be at least a bit sexy.. but we ended up with some strange medical or financial nonsense. Maybe the guy thought that the catheter was being inserted gently, or some wad of finance was being inserted, but that's not what Jim and I were thinking of, especially with Cornwall and Candice around. We made sure with our management that any future LP's we would take control over the cover to ensure it portrayed the image of the band correctly"
Following release of the LP the band was clearly wanting to have maximum impact, however first thing on the mind of Moritz was to get rid of "Jerkof". "We didn't have a choice, Ralph Jenkins was essentially the biggest tosser around, and he can sue me for that if he likes I don't care". The band decided to depart from their original singer, and also just for the hell of it, the bass player who's Canadian accent was becoming a bit annoying as well. Trying to find a new singer and bass player was a bit easier with the band having established something of a reputation already within the music world in London. In the end, Ex-Lordhope singer "Malcolm Hudson" and ex-Jungenhorne bass player "Klaus Fuchs" joined for the upcoming world tour.
|Adelangst Mk 2 1983 - 1985|
Jim Brodie: Guitar
This is the Adelangst Mk 2 version that most fans would like to see reunited. The classic Adelangst, even if no actual official studio recording of the band was made (Mk3 made the 2nd LP) this is the one that is most discussed by fans at home and abroad.
Inserted Gently World Tour: 1984 – 1986
Jims immediate recollection of this tour is ‘a battle that nearly killed us all off’. Moritz comments ‘By the time we finished the tour, the band had a completely different line-up. The management kept coming back to us saying ‘oh yeah guys, in two weeks we’ll give you a break’ and basically this went on for nearly two years. I lost my soulmate, Candice and Jim ended up in rehab after becoming addicted to German Frikadelle (for you non Germans, this is like a pork burger)’
Rehearsals for the tour started in November 1983. The album was due to be released soon after so the gigs were being lined up to literally feature all the tracks off the album. Jim recalls: “you can imagine both Moritz and myself gave each other 35 minutes each for our signature solo spots, and just as a token gesture, we gave Steele about two and half minutes for his drum solo (both Moritz and myself hate drum solos). What with the material off the new album, that gave us a pretty complete set list. Just for good measure at encore time (if we could be bothered to play one) we’d fit in ‘Lovehunter’ by Whitesnake, as Moritz and myself had perfected a joint slide guitar solo.
Moritz had always been fairly well known in Germany, Austria, Holland and Belgium, so the plan was to start the tour here and then build up for the rest of Europe in mid 1984 and then hit the Far East later that year, culminating in a two month tour of the States in early 1985. Jim recalls ‘somewhere down the line the management had this great idea to send us all over the place, particularly eastern Europe. It was awful! The Berlin wall, remember, had not come down yet and so getting through Communist customs every two weeks was a logistical nightmare. Also it did not do the ego any good at all, by nobody having a clue who you were.’ The number of times we screamed out ‘we’re bloody rock stars for gods sake’, it was truly unbelievable.’
The 1984 tour kicked off in Belgium. This turned out to be particularly memorable. Taff recalls’ it was about the time of Margaret Thatcher at the height of her anti European rants. Rebate Rebate, that’s all she ever went on about…….. I think I digress here, sorry. In Brussels, Moritz picked up a urinary infection that nearly put the whole tour back three months’ In fact things were more serious than it looked. Jim recalls ‘ It was all very embarrassing actually. Moritz used to wear these ludicrously tight trousers, but unfortunately you could see the padding from the incontinence pants underneath. We ended up dressing Moritz in a way too large frilly overshirt that made him look like Meatloaf. After each gig, we couldn’t let the girls backstage for thirty minutes or so as Moritz had to wring himself dry.
Eventually full health returned to the band and soon they were blasting through Germany and Austria. Jim says ‘it was at this time I became addicted to Frikadelle. Breakfast, lunch, pre-gig and post gig, I would sometimes eat 15 a day, it was horrendous. When we eventually left Germany I started to have withdrawal symptoms. I ended up at one point lying in a field in Holland for two days doing cold Turkey (or cold pork as Steele would supportingly say)’
Nothing, however, was going to stop the progress of the band. By this time they were into the late 1984 and the Far eastern tour was due to commence. Moritz: I don’t know how we survived this. The kids out there were crazy. The girls were rushing here, there and everywhere. Candice couldn’t keep her eyes off me for 5 seconds as I was guaranteed to be led into temptation. My main recollection of this tour is Taff getting fixed up with a ladyboy in Bangkok, and as he wanted to get value for money, he just turned the poor guy over and shagged him from behind. It’s absolutely disgusting when I think about it.
The concerts by this time had a familiar ring to them. The intro tape would play which was the News at Ten theme tune and as the guitars crashed in to the Flowered Curtains riff, Jim and Moritz would enter from opposite sides of the stage walking on a single tight rope, which was suspended 15 feet in the air. As they met in the middle they would turn to the audience and perform a double summersault onto the stage below. This was a truly spectacular start to each gig and without doubt confirmed the growing reputations for Jim and Moritz becoming true gods of guitar. Taff mentions: ‘it was pretty hairy in those days. There was no safety rope or anything. I don’t know how they did it. True professionals indeed’. After Flowered Curtains, the audience were subjected to He’s looking out (for me), Treason, Diswasher Woman then Hound Doug. After this came the first blitzkrieg solo spot of Jim. My trademarks, Jim recounts, were twofold: firstly I would throw the guitar 20 feet into the air (see picture to the right) and when it came down I would balance it on my foot. I’ve earned thousands in royalties over the years from this. Secondly I would play the riff to ‘Hawaii Five O’ with the guitar above my head, while my entire body was being immersed into an enormous vat of beef dripping.’ Thirty five minutes later it was over to Moritz: ‘I would start by playing Deutschland ueber alles blindfold, while being suspended upside down from the drum riser. To cap everything off, I would attach myself to a safety harness and have myself swung over the audience while playing the William Tell Overture.
At home over the Christmas period all parties involved were highly on edge. There was no particularly lengthy vacation period allowed by the management, and it was after a two week period that the band met up again in Grimsby to commence the 28 day UK tour. Once again the tour was immediately hit by problems; Moritz: ‘It was my bladder. During the Christmas period I had the chance to visit a specialist who thought I might be having prostate problems. I tell you, I’ve never been so violated in my whole life. My arse felt like it had been penetrated more times than a Bangkok lady boy’. Taff Haddock also remembers some ingenuity by the crew: ‘We had a catheter with a piss tube, but we painted the piss tube black. When Moritz had the tube connected, the black tube came out of his pocket (leading to a very large plastic bag that was hidden behind his stack) and it looked like a black guitar lead. We all felt very proud of ourselves with that improvisation.’ The rest of the tour went pretty smoothly and apart from the odd naked women jumping up on stage dancing away at the last gig in Southend, all eyes began to focus on the upcoming US tour.
Luckily for the band, they managed to get a slot (for a limited number of gigs) as opening act on the Deep Purple Perfect Stranger reunion US tour. Jim recalls ‘this Purple tour was going to be big and we all felt extremely proud that we’d been invited. Mind you, deep down both Moritz and myself did feel superior players to Ritchie Blackmore. Our intention was to blow Blackmore off the stage at every given opportunity’. As it was, the band members found Ritchie to be quite an amiable person. Moritz: ‘Of course I’m German, and Ritchie and me hit it off straight away as I would talk to him about the language, we’d exchange a few words in German and it also transpired that the Muenster cathedral (in my home town) was also one of his favourite buildings. On many occasions we would chat about castles and witches and warlocks and things. I must admit, if you ask my personal opinion, I did find him to be a bit of a sad git. That guy is supposed to be the greatest guitarist of all time, however the way he acted, he was more like Duggy No Mates or his best friend Colin Sad’.
The rest of the US tour passed without incident apart from in North Carolina. Taff: ‘we landed in a place called Raleigh Durham. Well Jim was so pissed he thought he was in Durham (north of England), so he starts yelling and screaming about ‘Howay the lads’ and all that shite. Anyway he got so pissed he upset some religious nut cases and this resulted in him being arrested (again). Two nights in the slammer, and we had to play one gig without him. To this day I don’t think he’s allowed back into the US’. The picture shown here is from one of those rare gigs, it's Malcolm Hudson giving it his all (well, what he had anyway).
One final anecdote from the Purple tour goes to Jim: ‘It was the singer Ian Gillan. Talk about a prima donna. His voice for the whole tour was awful, I mean really awful. I think the kids who paid good money deserved a lot better. Anyway everytime a kid came up to Gillan and said ‘I’m a really big fan of yours’ Gillan would just say ‘I’m sure you are’ turn away and walk off. ‘His whole attitude stank. He was not the type of person you wanted to be around. He also had the most appalling hunched shoulders I’ve ever seen, particularly first thing in a morning at the hotel’.
As the US tour drew to a close so some of the simmering tensions in the band rose to the surface. Klaus Fuchs, the bass player, was becoming more prima donna like day by day. He felt that he should be playing in Deep Purple and that Adelangst were holding back his talent. Jim did not see it that way: ‘things came to a head as the US tour was finishing. We were all knackered and we all needed a break, however deep down, Moritz and myself knew we needed to change the band round. We needed new blood to continue the success, and basically we decided at the end of the Purple tour to sack Klaus and Malcolm.
Following on from the US tour Adelangst by now had quite a massive following with the success of the first LP, finally reaching the masses by word of mouth alone as Jim remembers "The promotion for the 1st LP was awful. They had that bloody stupid medical like picture all over t shirts and caps and pens, and so on, but without our name on at all. I mean Pink Floyd can get away with that sort of thing, but not us".
In September 1985, a press announcement confirmed that Klaus and Malcolm were no longer in the band. ‘This was a particularly hard time for us’ comments Jim, ‘but it was also very exciting’. Discussions between Jim and Moritz continued as to which direction to take the band in, and over Frikadelle (to satisfy Jim’s cravings) one night, they both agreed to work as a four piece with a bass / vocalist. ‘Obviously, the guy would have to be good’ mentions Moritz. ‘We didn’t want oooooh and aaaah’s from the guy, we wanted the real thing. Fortunately, Jim and Moritz had just the guy in mind, a young bass / vocalist from the Birmingham area, UK called Glynn Hawes. ‘If we tell the truth’ says Jim ‘we offered Glynn the gig in New York on the Purple tour, but we had to keep it hush-hush’.
With Malcolm and Klaus out of the way, the plan was to do a low key European tour and then get into the studio in early 1986 to record what was to be the seminal album ‘Mallard’. Of course fate tends to rear its ugly head and of course for a variety of reasons Mallard would not be recorded for over another year. With the new blood in tow, the band commenced on a low key European Castle tour beginning in Germany in September. ‘Would you believe it’ says Jim, ‘we ran into Ritchie Blackmore again. He had finished the European leg of the Purple tour and he was now on holiday, visiting German castles up and down the country. We bumped into him in Solingen as we prepared to play a gig in the courtyard of the castle. We got our photo with him in the German teenage magazine Bravo, mind you. The gig in Solingen was also the end of the road for the Moritz – Candice relationship. ‘I don’t know what happened’ says Moritz. ‘One minute we’re the perfect partnership, the next she disappears backstage with the concert promoter for fifteen minutes and when she returns she had incurable Thrush! That was the end of it as far as I was concerned’.
|Adelangst Mk 3 1985 - 1988|
Jim Brodie: Guitar
With Glynn settling in to the band the outlook for 1986 looked very promising. ‘It was very exciting’ recalls Jim. ‘In the past, the starts to the year had been terrible, we just hoped that this time we could get into out stride right away’. As it was, the first half of 1986 was a disaster. No one had informed the band that Glynn was hopelessly addicted to Balti curry. ‘Jim mentions, ‘we thought it a bit strange on the German castle tour, when Glynn would disappear back stage every few minutes and when he reappeared on stage he was stuffing Naan bread into his mouth. It was all very odd. At the start of 1986 we sat down with him and he reassured us all was under control, but after a few weeks his behaviour became more and more erratic. Most nights he would be mumbling to himself things like ‘chicken, chicken, but beef might do’. The guy had lost it completely. We decided to put back the recording of the album until he had his life under control. This of course would take quite a while
1986 turned out to be our ‘nearly big year’ for Adelangst. The new album should have been recorded; promoters in the US were offering gilt-edged contracts to the managers and in August the band got a further break (or they thought they had) for the UK. The band got a call in August from the promoter of the Castle Donnington Rock Festival. Moritz recalls "Here in the picture on the right you’ll see Adelangst playing at a last minute warm up gig after being put on standby for Donnington 1986. Note the cool look of Jim and Moritz on the left - We found out at the last minute about this gig - and had to do a quick run through in some school playing field near Nottingham. You’ll see in the picture that the backdrop we used at this time was an office block façade. It measured about 60 feet wide by thirty feet high. The stage in the picture was no more than 15 feet wide. What a nightmare! For Donnington, the opening act Warlock had some contractual issue that meant they may have to pass on the gig - Adelangst were put on standby but when we turned up, Warlock management had put things in order. In the letters page, this event is referred to by roadie Taff Haddock and this was when Jim got thrown out for impersonating Ritchie Blackmore - those were the days eh!!!"
After this, things ground to a halt. For the next three months the band technically split up. Jim recalls ‘it was very depressing. Moritz went back to the farm with his new wife and I became a recluse, but perhaps living in a terrace house in Burnley is perhaps not the right place to do this. We got a call from Glynn in October saying that he was fit again, and his Balti addiction was under control, the managers still had faith in us, and Moritz, thank god, was persuaded to come back from sticking his arm up cows’ arses up to his shoulder. Adelangst was back and this time we were ready to storm the rock world. Studio time was booked for three weeks in November 1986, and so it was with adolescent excitement that we got back together in early November and started to plan the Mallard album project’.
1. Renegade Nuns
3. The Road
4. Snake Enhancer
5. The Mole
6. Donner und Blitzen
7. Fake tan
8. Brush with Death
9. Renegade Nuns (turkish wrestlers mix)
All Songs written by Weide/Brodie apart from Renegade Nuns written by Weide/Brodie/Schulze. The cover was designed by Moritz von der Weide. Moritz remembers, "this was a bit of a balls up really. Jim had wanted to name the LP after his favourite actor Arthur Mullard, however being a relative foreigner I'd never heard of him so I thought he said the dedication and name of the LP would be Mallard. Well you can imagine Jims face when I first showed him the cover, a great picture of a duck surrounded by naked young women (a bit like Electric Ladyland, only with a duck in the middle, cool eh?). Well he was very upset indeed, and the LP might have been called off at that moment if it wasn't for some fine work from the London Graphics Company who superimposed a picture of Arthur Mullard with the duck. We had to lose all those naked women though, which was a shame. I enjoyed the photo shoot with the duck and naked women mind you, but that's another story, Ducky! Anyway, our first LP sleeve was a disaster and this 2nd one was at least designed and planned by both Jim and myself, even though most people were dumbfounded by it".
Almost immediately after the release of Mallard though the group had their biggest shock yet when new bass player and singer announced that he was leaving to join a gay commune in South America, and guess who his new partner was... Steele Stem! Moritz "We had no idea Steele was gay. OK the leathers and the complete lack of interest in girls (even Cornwall) should have been a clue, and the odd disappearances, and some rather odd behaviour, but we didn't know. Trouble now was, we were down to a two piece, just Jim and myself". Jim "it was at this point that we seriously thought that the band was no more. I couldn't contemplate going on without Steels, he had been with me for so many years and had provided a backdrop for my whole career up to now.
As Jim and Moritz met up on Copenhagen in 1988 little did they know that the rest of the year was technically going to become their "lost weekend". However musically it wasn't lost forever, it was just a lost cause for rock and Adelangst fans. Jim: "We ended up making music together that reflected our outlook on life at the time. As a twosome we also wanted to do something completely different". For a while Adelangst was forgotten and the two musicians became underground Ambient artists Fog3B. Moritz "To this day most of the people who listen to Fog3B have no idea the music is by two hard rock guitarists from Adelangst, we are well known in that field as pioneers in Concrete Ambience." After working on various concepts for 6 months Jim and Moritz released Fog3B's only true work, the triple CD "Measuring Time Intervals". Jim: "it's really difficult to get hold of now, but at the time we were completely unknown as Fog3B. Our Adelangst fans would have had a fit if they knew it was us, as it was totally different to the usual output from Moritz and me. I think the period worked well for Moritz and I getting a break from the usual touring schedule. It's a shame really that we didn't carry on as Fog3B, who knows what triumphs we might have had. It's one of the biggest shames in Ambient music, particularly Concrete Ambient."