"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 quoi that was the essence of Cluster. Sowiesoso pulsed and spat and gurgled with warmth and humour which gave it a resonance beyond this otherwise dry and clever musik, which at it's worst might seem to smirk downwards towards the listener. Instead, Sowiesoso wore a wry welcoming smile. It said: Maybe we can spend some time together, maybe we'll be friends, maybe we won't, listen to this, see what you think . I'm still listening. Cluster led me to Harmonia and then Roedelius's solo works which led me to believe that the soul I was finding in Cluster which seemed so absent from their peers came primarily from him. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's the way I hear it. The melodic sensibility which drew me in is his, for sure. Roedelius's voice is unique, instantly recognisable, and still resonates. Almost 40 years later, here I am curating a Roedelius collection. Which makes me very happy. I hope you enjoy it." (Lloyd Cole)
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