Moev- Zimmerkampf LP

Moev were a successful Canadian synthpop band formed in 1981 by Tom Ferris and Cal Stephenson. Though initial demos primarily featured the duo, the band would expand to a four piece before recording their debut, 1982’s Zimmerkampf.

Original vocalist Madelaine Morris (featured on today’s upload) would depart in 1984, just as the remaining band members formed Nettwerk Records to release the 12” single “Toulyev.” Moev would continue to shift members over the remainder of their tenure, peaking in 1989 with Yeah Whatever. The album’s biggest single, the THX 1138 sample driven track “Crucify Me” placed at no. 4 in Rolling Stone’s Top Dance Tracks.

Their follow up record, 1990’s Head Down, would feature then budding Sarah McLachlan on backup vocals. At this point in time, Dean Russell was vocalist, but his death in 1994 ceased all Moev work for the next five years, as members pursued other musical projects until their reformation and subsequent reactivation in 1999.

Nettwerk Records, though originally formed as an outlet for Moev’s releases, has also released records by Sarah McLachlan, Skinny Puppy, Delerium, Chris & Cosey, Severed Heads, and most recently, Ladytron.

Moev- Zimmerkampf LP
1. In Your Head
2. Madhatter
3. M.T. M.T. N.M.E.
4. Rotting Germaniums
5. 90 Minutes
6. Remembrance Day
7. Cocoon
8. Feline Frauline
9. Common House

*download it here*

For more detailed information about Moev, please direct your attention to the links below:
Unofficial Moev page

8 Responses to “Moev- Zimmerkampf LP”

  1. One of my favorite dark synthpop LPs ever. I wonder if Madelaine Morris ever did any other projects. Im always looking for other bands with this sound. Any suggestions?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you

  3. Yes, Madelaine Morris did a project called ‘Family Plot’ after Moev…I have the cassette somewhere, I’ll search and rip and post. And MOEV is still alive and kicking…watch for live shows this summer in Vanc…I’m playing bass!

  4. Here’s some info on Family Plot
    Family Plot

  5. Mantikore Says:

    thanks, you're god!!!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Got this LP in '84 or so based solely on the cover & it became one of my favorite LP's of the time. I have been waiting nearly 30 years for this! I checked every few years for a release on CD. I was about to make a crappy cassette recording of my LP and then convert that to MP3. This is so very appreciated!

    This STILL stands up to the music of today. I found this here because I was listening to "Lost" by 'Pleasure And Pain' and the last 30 seconds made me think of this album. So, a Googling I did go…
    ~Thomas Kelly
    Albuquerque, NM

  7. Anonymous Says:


  8. I purchased used copies of both the album and the “Rotting Geraniums” single in St. Marks Sounds in NYC in 1982 or 1983. Well… they may have been used. It wasn’t unusual for them to consign stuff straight to the used bins, including label promos and cutouts and anything else they were enjoined from selling at full price.
    I wore out both discs. There was just nothing else that sounded like that coming from North America at the time… nothing.

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