At the end of the eighties, Katrin and Dirk founded Dark Orange. First 3-track tape "Dahlia" was supported by German Wave-Magazine ZILLO. A little bit later, the song "Rosegrower" could be found on the classic wave-sampler "Bouquet of Dreams". In 1990, first Dark Orange long-play "Oleander" was published. The time after was filled up with playing live together with bands like Love Like Blood, And Also the Trees, Pink Turns Blue, Cancer Barrack, Galaxie 500.