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"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

"Asmus Tietchens is one of Germany's most renowned artists in the field of abstract music. 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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BB143LP | BUREAU B

"The "Litia" album concluded Asmus Tietchens' etudes phase and bid a farewell to rhythmic synths - well, almost. All the signs of "pseudo pop" as heard on "Biotop", "Spät-Europa" and "In die Nacht" resurfaced: squeaky sounds and protracted, rattling rhythms grouped ...
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BB144LP | BUREAU B

"Like the silver album the golden album is a song collection from Schnitzler's archive. The "golden" collection has been recorded between 1976 and 1978, originally released (on CD only) by the German label Marginal Talent in 2003. The compositions are guaranteed to ...
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BB150LP | BUREAU B

"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a ...
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BB149LP | BUREAU B

"Asmus Tietchens is one of the best known German artists in the field of abstract music. His early works though are finest avant-garde synthesizer pop. "Biotop" was Tietchens' first release on the German label Sky Records (Cluster, Michael Rother etc.). It is inhabited ...
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BB141LP | BUREAU B

"Der Plan (Moritz R®, Frank Fenstermacher, Pyrolator) were instrumental in ushering in the German New Wave (NDW) and are considered free spirits of synthesizer pop: electronic music created with minimal means, sometimes experimental, playful or even bordering on ...
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BB129LP | BUREAU B

DER PLAN - JAPLAN (LP)

""JaPlan" was produced for the Japanese market, based on a series of gigs for a department store chain. Featuring some previously released songs as well as songs from the double single "Golden Cheapos". "JaPlan" also includes rare instrumentals produced for their Tokyo ...
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BB130LP | BUREAU B

"Their debut album has been highly acclaimed by the media worldwide, now Hans-Joachim Roedelius (legendary figure in krautrock, part of the seminal bands Cluster and Harmonia) and Stefan Schneider (founding member of the neo krautrock band Kreidler, part of the trio To ...
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BB132LP | BUREAU B

""Contempora" is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Schnitzler's inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Like light refracting through a multiple prism, shapes and colours constantly change, backgrounds shift through brightness and darkness. Each ...
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BB134LP | BUREAU B

"With his sixth regular album, released in 1981, the avant-garde artist/musician Conrad Schnitzler seemed to dive deeper into "commercial territory" (he even sings!). "Con 3" might have sounded rather disconcerting to Schnitzler listeners at the time. He dared to ...
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BB133LP | BUREAU B

""Offene Türen" is a purely electronic album. Without losing himself in their infinite tonal possibilities, Roedelius delights in playing a selection of synthesizers. He even deploys an analogue rhythm machine now and then to discreet effect. Roedelius takes great care ...
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BB127LP | BUREAU B

""Home-Taping is Killing Music" is the first and only LP by Pyrolator (Ata Tak label operative and member of Der Plan) and tape loop tinkerer Arnd Kai Klosowski. The result: whimsical, raw sound experiments from the early days of sampling technology. True, the Emulator ...
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BB128LP | BUREAU B

"After the deluxe vinyl edition of the release of this classic German underground album has been sold out within a few months, Bureau B now makes a standard version of the vinyl album available. Still as a double LP in a fold-out cover on 180g vinyl, but without the ...
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BB100 | BUREAU B

"Kluster was a short-lived project of three musicians/artists/performers: Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Konrad Schnitzler. They recorded two albums in 1970, unprecedented in their experimental radicalism. Chaotic, apocalyptic (noise) improvisations, a sound ...
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BB112LP | BUREAU B

"Andreas Dorau, born 1964, is a marvellous pop musician, equipped with the choicest humour and the gift of creating wonderful melodies. Aged 16, he wrote the huge hit "Fred vom Jupiter" and has been championed erroniously as representing German New Wave (NDW) ever ...
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BB113LP | BUREAU B

"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a ...
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BB121LP | BUREAU B

"With his sixth regular album, released in 1981, the avant-garde artist/musician Conrad Schnitzler seemed to dive deeper into "commercial territory" (he even sings!). "Con 3" might have sounded rather disconcerting to Schnitzler listeners at the time. He dared to ...
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BB122LP | BUREAU B

"This is what results when a delicate musician has to live amidst Berlin's construction noise for eight years, during the time when the former working class district of Prenzlauer Berg was transformed into a neighborhood for higher-income earners. With his latest album ...
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BB117LP | BUREAU B

CAMERA - RADIATE (LP)

"Dubbed "Krautrock Guerilla", the Berlin-based trio Camera has played with Krautrock legends Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius and performed at the German Film Prize and Echo Awards ceremonies. Camera like nothing better than playing spontaneous concerts in public ...
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BB116LP | BUREAU B

""Normalette Surprise" is the second album by Der Plan, released in 1981, a good year after their "Geri Reig" debut. It is immediately recognisable as a Plan album, yet "Normalette Surprise" does contain a few, well, surprises. The first number, "Leb doch", is a ...
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BB105LP | BUREAU B

"Der Plan (Moritz R®, Frank Fenstermacher, Pyrolator) are seen as key pioneers of the German New Wave (Neue Deutsche Welle). They revolutionized synthesizer pop on their debut album "Geri Reig" (1980): produced with minimal means, at times experimental electronic ...
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BB104LP | BUREAU B