Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Friday 7 February Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Album) Friday 15 May LP Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May The Cluster duo later admitted they were less happy with this album than the first, their hearts less in it.
Forty years on, this feels like a Utopian dream of how electronically assisted pop could have occupied a role of serene, functional beauty in everyday life. By the time of what would in effect be Neu! It was Dinger who conceived the motorik beat, which, post-Stereolab, has been such a influence on modern avant indie — no verse, no chorus, just drive on. Eno was, in a sense, an honorary Krautrocker, whose idea of contemporary music as a sort of plastic art and interest in the then-obscure concept of ambient music chimed with Cluster.
Eno was a one-man vortex in It was valuable exposure for Cluster, too. Before Eno, and more significantly, Bowie, took an interest in new German music, Krautrock had been considered a music press joke. After the blessing they conferred in the late 70s, thereafter anything Teutonic was invested with a metallic sheen of avant-garde cool, that would eventually percolate into the monikers of Bauhaus and Spandau Ballet.
Roedelius was born in Berlin inbefore Elvis Presley and way before any Beatle, and was the senior member of Harmonia. He has had an astonishing career, still active, which began as a child screen actor in the Nazi era before he was conscripted into the Hitler youth.
After the war, he was forced to forage for food for his family, slipped back and forth between East and West Germany before eventually settling back in Berlin where he co-founded Zodiak with Conrad Schnitzler. His early life helped build his skills in self-sufficiency, improvisation and enterprise and he was always a prolific musician, creating countless home-crafted electronic pieces in his own, small studio between and The Diary of the Unforgotten is one such piece, eventually released in the Selbstportrait series in This beautiful instrumental is coloured by grainy, intimations of the immediate environment, a romantic nostalgia perhaps for less fractured and brutal times, Sehr Kosmisch - Harmonia - Dino (Vinyl, while also anticipating an entire electronic scene as yet barely imagined, let alone born.
Conny Plank was a producer and Sehr Kosmisch - Harmonia - Dino (Vinyl associate of all three members of Harmonia. His advanced and often brilliantly improvised production techniques helped colourise and realise the rich visions of the German experimentalists with whom he worked; his influence even spread into the s, and groups like DAF. Here, he made one of his infrequent forays to the other side of the mixing desk — All Repro, recorded with Moebius and drummer Sehr Kosmisch - Harmonia - Dino (Vinyl Neumeier, bridges the gap between krautrock and techno, its sequencer rhythms, eccentric, robotic emissions LP African influences proposing new forms and directions for the dancefloor.
Sadly, Plank died in of cancer, while Dieter Moebius passed away earlier this year, too soon to see the overdue release of the Harmonia box set, now a fitting tribute to his memory.
Harmonia — 10 of the best. Krautrock supergroup Harmonia And dog. David Stubbs. Published on Wed 21 Oct
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