29 March 2010

White Rose Transmission 1995(Germany, UK)

White Rose Transmission started in 1995 as a collaboration between Carlo van putten (vocalist of The Convent and Dead Guitars) and Adrian Borland (The Sound). The name is inspired from two different things, the story of Hans and Sophie Scholl, two members of the german anti-nazi organisation "Die Weiße Rose" (The White Rose). They dropped anti-nazi propaganda flyers at several universities in Germany during the second world war. Both were executed by the nazi's. That's how the first part of the name came about. Secondly It was Borland's idea to add the word 'Transmission'.
"We keep transmitting; hope you are receiving".
Many other artist participated in the following albums including Mark Burgess (ex Chameleons,The Sun and The Moon, Bird) Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) Marty Wilson Piper ( The Church, All About Eve) Yves Altana (guitarist for Bird and The Sons Of God). The first self-titled release is filled with back to back tracks where each one is stronger then the one that procedes it. The shining star of the album is 'Silver Age', where the vocals and orchestration omit a yearning and a suffering beauty all accompanied by incredible lyrics .

White Rose Transmission (1995) +Indigo+

Die Dunkle
In Your Hands
Sister Sweetness
Street of Flowers
Thorn of a Rose
The Silver age
Indian Summer
The Hell Of It
Kugel der einsamkeit


  1. Hiya, thanks for such wonderful compliments concerning the music and this album. Just one thing, I wrote silver-age, not Adrian ;-)
    But Adrian wrote the wonderful lyrics on Street of flowers and The sea never dies.

    Thanks a lot for paying attention, stay close


    Carlo van Putten

  2. I'm so glad you found this Carlo, and my apologies for the mis-info...
    Arghhh..I was bummed out when I missed your Dead Guitars gig you did supporting Spear of Destiny here in Köln..I could of kicked myself in the ass ;)

    Please tell me you guys have plans to come back to Köln soon ! ?

  3. Sorry, just red this one now...fuck knows man, don't know if we ever get to Cologne again ;-) Live music is difficult these days. We play in Mönchengladbach on the 26th of November this year Check out our site www.deadguitars.com



  4. Just a thanks for the upload. Cant make a day without WRT.

    -Nate J