German for "Rewind", Zurückspulen is an early 80s style, synthpop band. Formed in 2013, Zurückspulen is based in Austin, Texas. The band seeks to return music to a time when analog synthesizers, with fat and fierce bass lines, ruled the airwaves.
Raised in Latin America, Glenn was heavily influenced by the international music scene. He began playing synthesizers in Mexico City in the early 1980s. He credits bands such as Depeche Mode, Blancmange, Bronski Beat, and Gary Numan for significantly guiding his style. Along with Tony Hartley of Spectromatix, Glenn is also a founding member of the Analog Coalition.
Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, Karl attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Majoring in Electronic Production and Design, he mastered a wide range of synthesis and production tools and systems, while absorbing their theory and principles. Having played the synthesizers since the 1982, Karl says his most influential bands were Kraftwerk, Alphaville, and Depeche Mode.
Some call Zurückspulen's style indietronica or electroclash, but we like to think of ourselves as simply reliving the "New Wave" synth-pop years. Our dominant instrument is the synthesizer, and we like to continue using the unadorned sounding monophonic ones so prevalent in the late 70s and early 80s. We do our best to stay true to the style, so if our music makes you feel like you have transcended time, we have done our job. You can listen to most of our music for free on SoundCloud or Spotify, but if you'd care to help defray some of the costs, please purchase a tune or two. Our Albums, "Lost in Time" and "Backtrack" are both available for download. We are currently working on our third studio album, "86 This". The album is scheduled for release in summer of 2018.