・name: GRAF HAUFEN TAPES
・area: Berlin, Germany
・mastermind: Karsten Rodemann
・sub-labels: Schrei Records, Individuale Unterentwickelte
・released acts: FâLX çèrêbRi/Dr. Boss, Geländeterror/Graf Haufen/Kenn M./Porno-Graf/Potenzstörung '81/T.O.L.L./Theo Retisch/Vorprogrammierte Zwangsneurose, J.A.R., Die Tödliche Doris, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Chazev, P16.D4, S.B.O.T.H.I., Non Toxique Lost, Gerechtigkeits-Liga, Bogart, Z.d.L., Guerra Pagan, Esplendor Geometrico, Comando Bruno, L'Akstremauncio, Mecanique Vegetale, Mauthausen Orchestra, Vittore Baroni, Le Syndicat, Les 3 Phallus, Pacific 231, Club Moral, Het Zweet, Kapotte Muziek, Mario Marzidovsek, MTVS, The New Blockaders, A.O.T.418, Klang, The Haters, The Horse He's Sick, etc.
This Berlin, Germany based tape label, founded by mail- and neoist artist Karsten Rodemann (aka "Graf Haufen") in 1981 ran up until 1985. Most of the early releases were all done by Graf Haufen under various aliases to fit the specific sounds and style he was experimenting with. Later other artists joined the ranks, such as Deutsch-Polnische Aggression, the first project of Matthias Roeingh (aka Dr. Motte), Die Tödliche Doris, J.A.R., Überhaupt or the fun-punk band Soilent Grün (who preceded Die Ärzte). Several local and international compilations followed. Towards the end of the label, the musical interestes shifted strongly to industrial, power-electronics and noise. To turn away from commercialism, the sublabel Schrei Records was formed to release non-profit compilations.
After Graf Haufen Tapes was laid to rest, Graf Haufen founded the imprint Artcore Editions to publish magazines, art catalogues, books and the occational tape or record.
Another side label during the early years was Individuale Unterentwickelte Urwaldproduktion for releases that seemed too childish and grotesque for the main label.