A great sampler taking assorted tracks from the various Irre Tapes released until 1989...the result is a very eclectic compilation with many music styles: new wave, punk, synth-pop, minimal, electro post-punk, experimental electronics and more.
Irre Tapes was a German label run by Matthias Lang (2) which evolved out of the IRRE Fanzine he published regularly during the early 1980's covering New Wave, Post Punk and the German Underground. In true DIY spirit, he supported the international network of small labels and fanzines through editing the free IRRE Newsletter to spread info and contacts and writing occasional reviews for various publications. Most of his Compilations should be seen as an attempt to promote lesser-known artists and labels. Without a doubt, he was one of the driving forces of the German Tape Scene.
This label is been covered in this blog many times, a Discogs page about it is here.