Alien Factory - Unofficial Discography

By Andy Davydov (nomagic@trust-me.com; Andy_Davydov@p15.f902.n5020.z2.fidonet.org (2:5020/902.15)).

Alien Factory, an uptempo-hardtrance/downtempo project from Heidelberg/Germany, was founded by Bob Henning and Stefan Muller.
This discography includes releases by Alien Factory and related projects known by me.

It is not official and not complete, but I'm looking for all information that you have and can't find here.

Revision: 1.02 (1998/09/24)


Contents


About Alien Factory

    Alien Factory was founded by Bob Henning and Stefan Muller (both from Heidelberg) in summer 1992. They had their first release ("Big Brother") on Generator Records in autumn 1992. It was a hard rock-techno-track (which isn't really surprising once you know that Bob is a qualified guitar-player and Stefan just as qualified a saxophonist).

    The next release after the Big Brother remixes was a hard club-style 4-trackEP ("Tell death you don't wanna die! "), at the same time further tracks were released under the project names "Icons" on Labworks and "Socicity" on Time Unlimited.

    The big breakthrough came in spring 1994 with the track "Beta Music", released on the "Alpha II Delta" EP (Sept. 1993). This release was characterized by the melodic tunes and the complex harmonic structures which were to become typical features of the AF-sound.

    The 6. release "Destiny / Tomorrow" even excelled the popularity of "Beta Music" amongst old-school-ravers and made Alien Factory a wanted live-act (ca. 70 performances, e.g. Mayday 6, Generation Rave, Boom rave, E-Werk, Dorian Gray, ect.). The time from autumn 1994 till summer 1995 was the golden age for AF. "This is not a Daydream" (the 8. release after the "Destiny" RMXs) was released during that period. Although not their best-known single, it was definitely their best-selling one (so far!!).

    "Get the Future Started" and the RMXs were the last releases on Generator. The track was put on 25 techno compilations, was licensed in Australia and bookings for AF-live-acts in Brisbane and Sydney soon followed.

    Run over by the commercial hardtrance / happy hardcore express train, Alien Factory stranded at Clubtools / Edel with their 11th release. Unfortunately it was the first and last release at the hit-factory. "Higher" was the title of that track, which was only released on vinyl.

    After being out of the game for quite a while, Alien Factory succeeded in terminating the contracts with Clubtools amicably and moved to Time Unlimited where they finally were able to release "Anytime, Anyplace". It was AF's last uptempo-hardtrance track.

    After 4 years of uptempo-hardtrance, the 13th release "Take this / Fire / Fuck your Mind" was the first EP with 140BPM. Tempi were slowing down generally, so AF accordingly re-recorded their hit-trax "Destiny" and "Tomorrow" and created RMXs in line with the typical '97-sound. It was their 14th release.

    "Freak Tonight" , the 15th release, offers the gentle listener a AF - track comprising different mixes and is the first single taken from the brand-new album "ALIENATED" (release date: February 1998).

    The album being still in the process of production, Bob Henning opted out of the project in autumn 1997, after 6 years of fruitful cooperation, in order to concentrate fully on his degree dissertation (modern media studies). Stefan Muller decided to produce the three remaining album titles with his three partners at the Toolbox-Music-Studios respectively (H. Wilhelms "Scraper", M. Anhalt "Turn it Up", M. Clabunde "Start Rockin").

    Together with Hendrik Wilhelms, Stefan will continue AF as a purely studio project until new opportunities and chances of adequate live-performances present themselves.

    They both had already launched and worked together on several projects (e.g. "Fumee " on Menthol Records and "Soincity " on Time Unlimited). They're also planning to expand both, musically and spatially, in the very near future...

    The future sound of AF is to be awaited with eager expectancy, as Toolbox-Studios are conistently expanding their capacities in the means of technical innovation and sound construction. As Stefan Muller puts it: Alien Factory is never gonna die........... !!


Singles & EP's:


"Big Brother"

12": 1992/09 (GEN 9110-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Tell Death You Don't Wanna Die!"

12": 1992/12 (GEN 9112-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Big Broter Remixes"

12": 1993/02 (GEN 9110R-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Beta Music"

12": 1993/08 (GEN 9118-12/Generator)
CDS: 1993/08 (GEN 9118-8/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.
(It's also called "Alpha II Delta")

"Beta Music Remixes"

12": 1994/02 (GEN 9118R-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Destiny / Tomorrow"

12": 1994/05 (GEN 9126-12/Generator)
  ?
CDS: 1994/05 (GEN 9126-8/Generator)
CDS: 1994/05 (GEN 2904-2/Generator)
  06:39 Destiny
  07:13 Destiny (Break-it-mix)
  10:53 Tomorrow
  03:39 Destiny (Radio Edit)
  03:30 Tomorrow (Radio Edit)
  06:48 Beta Music (Hangover rmx)
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Destiny / Tomorrow Remixes"

12": 1994/08 (GEN 9126R-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"This Is Not A Day Dream"

12": 1994/09 (GEN 9130-12/Generator)
CDS: 1994/09 (GEN 9130-8/Generator)
  This Is Not A Daydream (intro)
  This Is Not A Daydream
  Tomorrow (Remix)
  Destiny (Sub-Stance Remix)
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"This Is Not A Day Dream Remixes"

12": 1994 (GEN 9130R-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.
(not confirmed of existing)

"Get The Future Started"

12": 1995/04 (GEN 9134-12/Generator)
CDS: 1995/04 (GEN 9134-8/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Get The Future Started Remixes"

12": 1995/04 (GEN 9134R-12/Generator)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Higher"

12": 1996/06 (?/Clubtools)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Anytime, Anyplace"

12": 1996/12 (time064-6/5 - Time Unlimited)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Take This"

12": 1997/04 (time073-6/Time Unlimited)
  Take This
  Take This
  Meltdown (Original)
  Fuck Your Mind
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Destiny / Tomorrow '97"

12": 1997/06 (time078-6/5 - Time Unlimited)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

"Freak Tonight"

12": 1997/10 (time087-6/5 - Time Unlimited)
  Radio Mix
  Club Mix
  World Mix
  Walking Mix
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

Albums:


"Best Of"

CD: 1995/11 (GEN 2907-2/Generator)
  10:49 Tomorrow
  06:04 This Is Not A Daydream
  07:48 Destiny (Sub-Stance Remix)
  06:55 Get The Future Started (Genlog Remix)
  05:44 Beta Music
  04:26 F.E.E.L.
  05:02 Tranquility
  05:09 Big Brother (Little Sister Remix)
  04:19 Tell Death You Don't Wanna Die!
  07:06 All Night Untill Daylight
  02:44 Alpha Music
  04:13 Return
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.
Track "F.E.E.L." released under the project name "Icons" on Labworks.

"Alienated"

CD: 1998/02 (time040-2/3 - Time Unlimited)
  ?
All tracks written & produced by Stefan Muller and Bob Henning.

Remixes:


The Apex: "Dear Mr. Hi-Shock (Alien Factory Remix)"
  12": 1994, The Apex "E.P. II" (time025-6/5-Time Unlimited).

Genlog: "Eiskalt (Alien Factory Mix)" 7:04
  12",CDS: 1994/12, Genlog "Eiskalt Remixes" (?/Low Spirit) - track 2.

J'n'M Trax: "Yeah! (Alien Factory Remix)"
  1994: (?/Suck Me Plasma).

Scooter: "Move Your Ass! (Alien Factory Remix)" 5:30
  1995: "Move Your Ass! Remixes" (?/Clubtools). CDS - track 4, 12" - track D1.

Paul Elstak: "Luv U More (Alien Factory Remix)"
  1996, (?/Arcade).

Ultrasonic: "Let The Music (Alien Factory Remix)"
  1996, (?/Clubscene/UK).

Nostrum: "The End (Alien Factory Remix)"
  12": 1997, Nostrum "The End" (time061-6/5-Time Unlimited).


Compilations:



Thanks And Acknowledgements:

I would thank the following people for their contributions: