march 3rd 2000 was /'angstalt/s fifth anniversary. we felt it was time to reflect our past — that's how the idea of »[halb:zehn]« was born; for the first time works of /'angstalt/ were released on cd. in addition to tracks from our long sold out debut »ex.« there's a lot of strange and rare material from our archives on this 80 minutes long compilation, e.g. "theben" from our very first demo tape ».eins.« (».one.«), the first 4-track-demo versions of »das blaue zimmer« (»the blue room«) or the previously unreleased »[.zitat ende.]« (»[.end quote.]«). it came with a 20-page booklet explaining the history of /'angstalt/, also all lyrics are included (some with comments). during the very day of the anniversary, the previously unreleased instrumental »laetitia« could be downloaded from some portals. its title came from the porn actress laetitia zappa (this piece is somewhat a reaction to the melancholy and sadness this young swiss woman let shine through some interview sequences in a documentary called »heidi im pornoland«).
since »[halb:zehn]« was meant to be a birthday present, this release was limited to 50 numbered copies you could have ordered directly from us in december 2000. on /'angstalt/s 10th anniversary, march 3rd 2005, we released the previously only on »[halb:zehn]« available songs an this webpage, and did so using a free license again.