Das Kabinette were an 80s UK synthpop band known mainly for their underground hit ?The Cabinet?, which was originally released as a 7? single in 1983, and later appeared on V/A The Minimal Wave Tapes : Volume 1. The song is inspired by the 1920 classic silent horror film The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, a highly influential film of the German expressionistic era. The film is themed around: the madness of society, the inner workings of the human mind and the paranoia of a country in the aftermath of a war. Fascinated and inspired by both the themes and visuals of the film, Das Kabinette wrote the song ?The Cabinet? during their second visit to the studio in 1983, and self-released it later that year on their own Klosette Records label. They also created a primitive video whilst at art college, to go along with the song. ?The Cabinet? was aired on BBC Radio 1 on several occasions and was a solid underground hit. Unfortunately the band dissolved several years later. Minimal Wave made contact with them in 2007 and aside from remastering the 7? single tracks, culled together a collection of unreleased studio tracks. Those were then released in January 2008 as Spy Thriller. The record sold out quickly soon after. Here presented to you is the original mastered audio in digital form.