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ⓘ Grauzone was a band from Berne, Switzerland that was active and disbanded in the early 1980s. Grauzone is most famous for their 1981 hit Eisbar Polar Bear. The ..



                                     

ⓘ Grauzone

Grauzone was a band from Berne, Switzerland that was active and disbanded in the early 1980s.

Grauzone is most famous for their 1981 hit "Eisbar" "Polar Bear". The single charted at #12 in Germany and #6 in Austria. In addition to "Eisbar" they had some success with the singles "Film 2" and "Wutendes Glas".

                                     

1.1. History Foundation

At the end of 1979, Marco Repetto drums and GT bass left the punk band Glueams to form a new band called Grauzone with Martin Eicher. Martin had already supported Glueams on their single "Mental". They gave their first concert in March 1980 at club Spex in Berne. Martins brother Stephan Eicher guitar, synthesizer, Max Kleiner and Claudine Chirac saxophone supplemented the group temporarily in live appearances and recordings.

After ten concerts, four singles and an album the group split up at the end of 1982.

                                     

1.2. History After Grauzone

GT and Marco Repetto formed a new band Missing Link, later Eigernordwand, with the former Glueams guitarist Martin Pavlinec and the drummer Dominique Uldry. GT supplemented the futurism oriented performance group "Red Catholic Orthodox Jewish Chorus" around performance artist Edy Marconi, in which occasionally Marco Repetto also played. Later the group changed their name to I Suonatori.

Stephan Eicher started a successful solo career.

In 1988, Martin Eicher published his solo-EP Spellbound Lovers. In 1989, Marco Repetto started a new career as a Techno and Ambient DJ, musician and producer a.o. mittageisen v2.

                                     

2. Discography

Compilation albums

  • 2010 - Grauzone 1980-1982 double album - remastered
  • 1998 - Die Sunrise Tapes

Singles

  • 1982 - "Traume mit mir/Wutendes Glas"
  • 1981 - "Eisbar/Ich lieb sie" D No. 12, A No. 6
  • 1981 - "Moskau/Ein Tanz mit dem Tod/Ich lieb sie"
  • 1983 - "Moskau/Film 2"
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