Harald "SACK" Ziegler

It is hard to know where to begin when discussing the music of Harald Sack Ziegler, also simply known as just “Sack”. He specializes in a sort of lo-fi garage-sound, but in reality is a classically trained musician (French Horn!), who now works in a music archive for a living. An icon in the tape scene, he has recorded dozens of cassettes, most of which he has released on his own “Scheisskasten” label. A tireless self promoter, these tapes can be found in the collections of home taper enthusiasts the world over. He has also recorded several albums, both on LP and CD, some of which are on MT, as well as a few 7” records. Worth looking for is his third album of short instrumental organ songs, as well as his first album “Sack Heil” out on a tiny Belgian label. Besides a large catalog of recorded output, he is also a great live act. Playing alone on stage, he offers the audience a great mixture of humour and music played on his now quite extensive collection of toy instruments. Where else is one likely to see one artist create an actual song out of wind up Barbie dolls and a squeeking ball? And not only that, write lyrics to it that are both funny and inspiring. Songs about overweight sharks, bungalows, barbie dolls, and his lonely grandmother reveal not only a unique wit, but also a sensitive artistic expression. There is definitely nothing else in the whole world that even is similar to Sack, and therefore we strongly suggest looking for all his recordings, you won’t be disappointed (write to him directly regarding copies of his sold out items, he probably still has some copies).

His fourth LP, and the second for MT. This one is the fifth release on our Marginal Talent label, dedicated to experimental music. Like all his releases, this one has a nice mixture of humour, low-fi garage-ness, and a touch of melancholy. As always, he wrote all the tracks, recorded it all himself, as well as played all the instruments himself.It is so difficult to decide when one has so much quality to choose from, but standout tracks include “Margeriten”, “Riesenrätselbuch” and “Dicke Vögel”. This record features an absolutely great full color cover that makes lots of fun of the famous TinTin (and his mut Snowy) comics. 500 pressed.
Installment number twentyseven in our long line of saw-blades, Sack offers us here one of his many tributes to Barbie, a low-fi yet melodic love song devoted to the doll. And we don't think anyone will hold it against him for not being able to resist the title of the song! On the flip side we have the one and only Can, who were certainly not the kind of band one usually thinks of as a singles band, so a Can 7" is a real novelty for fans. This is a track from their forthcoming re-released album "Out Of Reach". Limited edition of 500 on white, red and black splatter vinyl, and with a special, rice paper cover.

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Much more experimental than his other MT releases, this mini CD of thirteen short songs is, like the cover and format, extremely stripped down, no frills Sack. Accorian intros, extreme low-fi sound on some tracks and tracks that are sometimes as short as twelve seconds. Black and white, simple sleeve cover. 500 pressed.
Harald's second full length release, a split LP with the MT house band Doc Wör Mirran. Sack really has created a classic with this one, which features such all time hits as "Bungalow", "Meine Oma" and "Ungeheuer". Funny and inspiring at the same time. Recorded both in the studio and live, and as usual, all tracks written by Sack, and the recordings featuring mostly just Sack. Full color cover, this one has a sort of double front cover, one for each artist. 500 pressed.
Considering the long and ongoing friendship between DWM and Harald "Sack" Ziegler, it was only natural that a collaborative effort would be the result of this relationship. Two tracks, each barely a minute in length, pressed onto two sides of a mini, 5" colored vinyl record, packed into a CD-single cover (hence the title, for all you a little too slow today to understand the pun). 500 singles were pressed, but many didn't make it through the cutting stage, so it is hard to say how many exist. Weird and wonderful.