50 years ago Radio CAE quit the airwaves forever...
Celebrating this anniversary we prepared a film about Radio CAE starting on October 18th 2020 at 11:30 p.m. CEST (central European summertime) presenting a portrait of the station up to midnight, when the original closedown from 1970 could be relived again.
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/468493345 (best quality, no commercials)
On June 7, 2023 Cube-Tec International conducted an interview with EROC in which he talks about his career, his work and his experiences of more than 20 years with the mastering tools of this company. The documentation is in English, German subtitles are available:
On February 25, 2023, EROC received the Schallwelle Honorary Award for his life's work. This prize is awarded annually to personalities of the electronic scene. The laudation was held by Winfried Trenkler, former presenter at WDR. On this occasion there was a small video with pictures from his creative phases:
A short compilation can bee seen here:
Joachim H. Ehrig ("Eroc") was born on November 15, 1951 in Weimar / Thuringia. At the end of 1955 he moved with his parents to Oberhausen, 1961 to Hagen in Westphalia. There he founded his school band The Crew in 1966, which made the area in and around Hagen unsafe in the following years. From this wild, scandalous gang, which can confidently be called the first Punk band, Grobschnitt was formed in 1971, where Eroc served (not only) the drums until 1983.
At the same time, he pushed his penchant for electronic equipment and sound recording, which would later become very important for the crew and Grobschnitt and lead to his solo career in 1975, making entire productions entirely in playback. Until 1986, he produced five albums, which were released by Metronome / Brain on vinyl and later on CD.
From his third LP "Eroc 3" (1979) comes his best-known hit, the instrumental piece Wolkenreise, which can be heard millions of times released on radio and television to this day and sounds in the ears of almost everyone (not only) in Germany.