Founded in 1987 by former YOU synthesists uDo Hanten and Albin Meskes who joined forces with drummer Harald Grosskopf (ex-Ashra and Klaus Schulze). "Breakfast In The Ruins" is the first and to date only record-release by CENTRAL EUROPE PERFORMANCE, a spin-off-project by Udo Hanten & Albin Meskes concentrating on live appearances and - that's the difference from the "YOUrovision" philosophy - supported by other musicians from different corners of the music world. Among these were jazz-percussionist Frank Mevissen (later "Belgium"), hardrock-guitarist Ralf Aussem ("Sun"), guitarist Markus Janssen and accordionist Mike Peltzer ("M. Walking On The Water"), electronic drummer Sibi Siebert ("Twelve Drummers Drumming") and classical guitarist Jaime M. Zenamon. "Breakfast in The Ruins" was released in 1989 on Erdenklang Records. In the beginning of 1990 the band embarked on a nationwide tour, including three radio concerts broadcasted by WDR (Cologne), SFB (Berlin) and DFF (German Democratic Republic in the late days of their existence). The CEP live shows included laser performances, video projections, strange lights and a lot of musique extraordinaire. "Breakfast In The Ruins" has been voted among the "top 33 Electronic Music albums of all time" by the leading German music magazine "Keyboards" in their February 1997 issue. In the 21st century "Central Europe Performance" consist of Udo Hanten, Albin Meskes and Frank Mevissen. Extended biography in English and German here.

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