Strafe's next release, Öchsle, was a more lyrical project, illustrative of Strafe's continuing interest in language. "In Öchsle we used words that we 'translated' from an original Hamar (Ethiopian) chant into German in an onomatopoeic way - but the choice of words was not incidental ... We have also developed our own peculiar Strafe language according to our own special way of working. There is also the natural human (vocal) language and the musical language. That is why we have created several radio plays using our music as a soundtrack." The lyrics, composed of these 'translated' words, are left as a chant, and form the major element in several tracks, but several others are solely instrumental, exploring Strafe's usual wide choice of instrumentation and textures.
All recordings (1991-1992) Strafe F.R. Mixed at Grundfunk Studio Düsseldorf in March 1992.
03 Generals Of Harmony
05 Fine Food
07 Bronze Bells