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"Jürgen Karg's career in music began in the 1960s as bass player for German jazz legend Wolfgang Dauner. It was not until the 1970s that he switched his attention to electronic music, launching himself wholeheartedly into exploring the genre and building up an ...
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BB226LP | BUREAU B

"My love for electronic music goes back to the late 70's when I decided to buy my first synthesizer, a rare used vintage Davolisint, made in Italy, after seeing Keith Emerson perform live with ELP. This lead to my discovery of more electronic music artists using ...
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BB219CD | BUREAU B

"My love for electronic music goes back to the late 70's when I decided to buy my first synthesizer, a rare used vintage Davolisint, made in Italy, after seeing Keith Emerson perform live with ELP. This lead to my discovery of more electronic music artists using ...
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BB219LP | BUREAU B

"The German pioneer of electronic music Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) amassed a vast archive of sounds for use in combination with each other in live performances. In 2011 the idea came up of con-structing new compositions, not remixes, from this material. The ...
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BB189LP | BUREAU B

"Populäre Mechanik was a post-punk, jazz bastard project created by Wolfgang Seidel, friend and sometime musical partner of Conrad Schnitzler and founder member of Ton Steine Scherben. This collection has been curated by Holger Hiller, best known as vocalist for Palais ...
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BB186LP | BUREAU B

"Kenya meets Krautronics! Under the auspices of the Goethe Institute and Unesco, Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, ex-Kreidler) and Sven Kacirek ("The Kenya Sessions") have spent a fair amount of time in Kenya in recent years. As they travelled the country, they recorded ...
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BB175LP | BUREAU B

FAUST - J US T (LP)

"j US t - pronounced "Just Us" - is the new album from legendary Hamburg band Faust. Founder members Jean-Herve Peron and Zappi Diermaier have laid down twelve musical foundations, inviting the whole world to use them as a base on which to build their own music. The ...
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BB182LP | BUREAU B

"Schnitzler's tracks in the 1970s were lengthy and shared a musical pattern which varied only minimally. Hence the green album has just one track on each side and any changes in melodic structure are subtle in nature. Both pieces are very much typical of Schnitzler in ...
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BB195LP | BUREAU B

"The chronology of Schnitzler's solo releases in the 1970s and even more so in the 80s resembles a book with seven seals. Schnitzler regularly issued his music on analogue cassette or LP, often on his own as private releases, without any help from a label or ...
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BB196LP | BUREAU B

"It was 1977. First came Bowie's Low, then Eno's Before And After Science, which led me to Cluster and Eno, released earlier that year. What a year to be 16 years old! Cluster and Eno led me to Can and Neu!, et al but none of this so called Krautrock had the je ne sais ...
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BB187LP | BUREAU B

""Deutsche Wertarbeit" (= quality German workmanship) is a long forgotten jewel of German electronic music. Released in 1981, it is the only solo album made by the Düsseldorf keyboard player and composer Dorothea Raukes. One of the founders of the rock band Streetmark ...
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BB047LP | BUREAU B

"The notion that Jochen Irmler and Gudrun Gut would one day merge the best of their two worlds was never quite to be expected. We hear Irmler's meandering, wistfully psychedelic organ sound, seeming to come from a different era. And we hear Gut's reverb-laden, ...
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BB177LP | BUREAU B

"The notion that Jochen Irmler and Gudrun Gut would one day merge the best of their two worlds was never quite to be expected. We hear Irmler's meandering, wistfully psychedelic organ sound, seeming to come from a different era. And we hear Gut's reverb-laden, ...
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BB177 | BUREAU B

CLUSTER - ONE HOUR (LP)

"In 1994 the seminal electronic duo Cluster (Dieter Moebius & Hans-Joachim Roedelius) continued what they had begun in 1990 with "Apropos Cluster", their comeback album. The more mature "One Hour" condenses essential passages from two lengthy sessions into 60 minutes. ...
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BB172LP | BUREAU B

"Sky, the record company, were more than a little disappointed with the performance of Grosskopf's first solo effort "Synthesist", so there was no great sense of urgency as far as its successor was concerned. "They even halved my advance!" Grosskopf recalls. ...
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BB157LP | BUREAU B

""Synthesist" is the first solo album by Ashra drummer Harald Grosskopf. It is one of the classics of German electronic music, comprising eight instrumentals composed in the tradition of the so-called Berliner Schule / Berlin School (Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream). ...
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BB158LP | BUREAU B

"Having arrived in Austria following a protracted lean period, Roedelius finally had the chance to work in a studio which was not only well equipped, but was also run by a kindred spirit sound engineer. The favourable working conditions, a myriad of new impressions and, ...
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BB125LP | BUREAU B

""Apropos Cluster" was released in Coralville, Iowa, in deepest provincial America. Youthful enthusiast Russ Curry (sic) set up the Curious Music label on his own initiative to release this very album. Emboldened by the spirit of the independent movement, he paid for ...
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BB171LP | BUREAU B

KREIDLER - ABC (LP)

"2014 marks twenty years of KREIDLER. The band has outgrown adolescence, but remains juvenile, reckless, impetuous. They recorded their new album ABC in Tbilisi, Georgia. And there will also be a film, by Heinz Emigholz, who accompanied the last album DEN with film ...
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BB165LP | BUREAU B

"DIE PARTEI was a one-off project featuring musician Tom Dokoupil (Siluetes 61, The Wirtschaftswunder) and the artist and musician Walter Dahn (Die Hornissen). The pair met up for a single weekend in 1981 to record "La Freiheit des Geistes" ("La Freedom of the Spirit"), ...
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BB166LP | BUREAU B

"Before Asmus Tietchens released four albums on Germany's Sky Records label (home of Cluster, Michael Rother etc.), he recorded "Nachtstücke" (nocturnes) for the french EGG label, produced by Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann. It was recorded between 1975 to 1978 and ...
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BB155LP | BUREAU B

"On "Congratulacion" Conrad Schnitzler experimented with the Yamaha CX5 synthesizer, new on the market. The results were surprisingly structured and harmonious for Schnitzler. "Congratulacion" was first released in 1987 on the small Spanish label Esplendor Geometrico." ...
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BB163LP | BUREAU B

"Asmus Tietchens is one of the most renowned German artists in the abstract music scene. He began by recording a handful of Residents-influenced synthesizer albums, launching into a peerless mix of stuttering beats and off-kilter harmonies which earned his music the ...
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BB156LP | BUREAU B

"On January 19, 2014, Andreas Dorau will celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Reason enough to release a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the "eternal boy" (Spiegel Online). "Hauptsache Ich" contains 21 songs from nine albums and spans a period of 32 years, from ...
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BB147 | BUREAU B

"Acclaimed in the Krautrock scene, Günter Schickert is most closely associated with the repetitive echoes of his distinctive guitar sound. Following "Samtvogel" (1974) and "Überfällig" (1979), he released "Kinder in der Wildnis", a collection of songs from the 1981 ...
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BB151LP | BUREAU B