1991's Lufthunger succeeded in combining several concepts into a coherent whole. Ostensibly, it is a 10-part symphony stretching from the Cambrian period of 530 million years ago through to the most recent 2 million years of the Quaternary period, describing and mirroring geological and ecological evolution. On a more musical level, it explores themes of gradual and catastrophic change, the sleeve notes pointing both to how human perception of prehistory is affected to a great extent by our negative view of catastrophes, and also to how in the much briefer history of music, sudden new developments have also been viewed negatively. Strafe FR suggest a third important influence: "Lufthunger could only be created in the year 1990. That is why it does not only deal with the pre-history! At that time the Gulf War ('Desert Storm') took place, which certainly influenced us emotionally and in terms of general atmosphere."
All noises, instruments and recordings by Strafe F.R. Mixed during Dec-Jan 1991 at Merz Studios, Düsseldorf.
No electronic instruments were used.
01 Cambrian: Upper And Middle - 530 to 495 Million Years Ago
02 Ordovician: Upper - 430 To 420 Million Years Ago
03 Devonian: Upper - 375 To 360 Million Years Ago
04 Permian: Upper - 258 To 245 Million Years Ago
05 Triassic: Upper - 229 To 205 Million Years Ago
06 Jurassic: Lower And Upper - 205 To 130 Million Years Ago
07 Cretaceous: Upper - 95 To 65 Million Years Ago
08 Tertiary: Oligocene And Eocene - 58 To 23 Million Years Ago
09 Quaternary: Pleistocene - 2.3 To 0.01 Million Years Ago
10 Quaternary: Holocene - 0.01 Million Years Ago