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"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

"No sooner had electronic music broken through in Germany, principally aligned in the two schools of Düsseldorf and Berlin, Günter Schickert also began his first musical experiments. Although GAM, the group he founded in 1973, did not then release a record, he did ...
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BB096LP | BUREAU B

"Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its harsh noisiness and ...
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BB111LP | 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 with Conny Plank in 1970, unprecedented in their experimental radicalism. Chaotic, apocalyptic (noise) ...
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BB110LP | BUREAU B

"On the red album, Konrad Schnitzler laid down the direction his musical artistry would take. The blue album ("Blau") offered confirmation of his intent. Maybe the "Rot" and "Blau" tracks were recorded in the same session. Structure, sound and timbre of both LPs are so ...
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BB103LP | 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 Beuys and Stockhausen, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, ...
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BB102LP | BUREAU B

"If you read the name DAF you probably expect forceful synth bass sounds, snappy rhythms, Gabi Delgado and leather - but that was all conspicuously absent when Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft released their debut album in 1979. Later to find global fame as a duo, ...
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BB101LP | BUREAU B

"If you read the name DAF you probably expect forceful synth bass sounds, snappy rhythms, Gabi Delgado and leather - but that was all conspicuously absent when Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft released their debut album in 1979. Later to find global fame as a duo, ...
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BB101 | BUREAU B

PYROLATOR - AUSLAND (LP)

"A ground-breaking pop album: Reissue of the second work from the Ata-Tak-founder Pyrolator, aka Kurt Dahlke, was co-founder of the legendary German label and music publisher Ata Tak. He was a member of several pioneering post-punk bands - DAF and The Plan - and has ...
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BB098LP | BUREAU B

PYROLATOR - INLAND (LP)

"Kurt Dahlke's 1979 solo debut as Pyrolator was recorded soon after he left the band DAF. Dahlke aka Pyrolator was the co-founder of the legendary German label and music publisher Ata Tak. "Inland" is a record of cold, urban, unsettling synth sounds and sound collages. ...
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BB097LP | BUREAU B

"In 1985, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was still perceived by the music community as an electronic artist. Yet ever since taking delivery of his Bösendorfer grand piano in 1983, his interest had grown in the most royal of instruments: the piano. Whilst staying with Brian Eno ...
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BB078LP | BUREAU B

""Stunden" is a unique record. It sounds new and unprecedented. This is instrumental music: No one sings or speaks, yet it tells stories from the present, writing them in the wind. In twelve miniatures with titles such as "Liebe", "Das Eine" and "Country", Hans-Joachim ...
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BB089LP | BUREAU B

KREIDLER - TANK (LP)

"The unique postrock/neo-krautrock quartet KREIDLER from Düsseldorf and Berlin have recorded a new album. "TANK" sees Kreidler go back to their roots: pattern-oriented rock music, analogue/electronic and repetitious, yet elegant and distinguished - Kreidler have ...
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BB070LP | BUREAU B

"Exactly 40 years after their debut, Faust have come up with another archetypical album: inspiring, innovative, unpredictable, crossing boundaries, anarchic - Faustian! With "something dirty" Jean-Hervé Peron, Zappi W. Diermaier (both founding members), James Johnston ...
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BB065LP | BUREAU B

"With "Selbstportrait I" Roedelius gave unequivocal confirmation that he no longer was treading the hitherto common paths of electronic music. "Selbstportrait II" corroborated the findings: for Roedelius, electronics would no longer be a means of creating abstract, ...
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BB064LP | BUREAU B

"Alongside his ongoing work with Cluster and Harmonia, Hans-Joachim Roedelius amassed an almost incalculable number of musical notations during his time in the idyllic Weser Uplands. Fleeting sketches, spontaneous improvisations, implied miniatures, rough compositions - ...
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BB063LP | BUREAU B

"Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank got to know each other through their work on Cluster's 1971 album and remained close friends until Plank's death in 1987. They made a congenial pair as musicians, as amply demonstrated by their brace of albums "Rastakraut Pasta" (1980) ...
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BB048 | BUREAU B

MOEBIUS - TONSPUREN (CD)

"This is the first solo album by Dieter Moebius, recorded at Conny Plank's studio and originally released in 1983 on Sky Records. Tonspuren is an album of minimalisms, miniatures and stringent form -- 10 consistently concise and precise pieces. Moebius develops tonal ...
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BB040CD | BUREAU B

MOEBIUS - TONSPUREN (LP)

"This is the first solo album by Dieter Moebius, recorded at Conny Plank's studio and originally released in 1983 on Sky Records. Tonspuren is an album of minimalisms, miniatures and stringent form -- 10 consistently concise and precise pieces. Moebius develops tonal ...
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BB040LP | BUREAU B