Patenbrigade: Wolff are a Berlin-based electronic ambient duo whose music employs construction-worker motifs and is stylistically diverse, incorporating aspects of EMB, industrial, ambient, and synth pop.
Citing influences including Kraftwerk
, Future Sound of London
, Front 242
, Depeche Mode
, and Tangerine Dream
, the duo was originally founded in 1998 as a side project of former Dust of Basement
trio member Sven Wolff in collaboration with Lance Murdock. Wolff and Murdock made their recording debut as Patenbrigade: Wolff in 2001 on the independent label Zweieck Recordings with the full-length album Laut (later remastered and reissued in 2007 as 220.127.116.11). In 2003 the duo released its second album, Werkzeugbuch, followed by the maxi-singles Ostberliner Bauarbeiter (2004) and Gefahrstoffe (2006). The title tracks of these two maxi-singles reappeared on the third Patenbrigade: Wolff album, Hochstapler (2007), along with the title track from yet another maxi-single, Maurerradio (2007). The duo's output continued in 2007 with the one-off maxi-single Turmdrehkran and the aforementioned reissue of the debut album Laut as 18.104.22.168, and then in 2008 came Demokratischer Sektor, a compilation of greatest hits, remixes, and new recordings whose title track was also released as a stand-alone maxi-single. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi