Various Artists - Deutsche Elektronische Musik
This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik’ series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf and Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists such as Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz and Achim Reichel.
The music of ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3’ ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter and Michael Bundt, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.
The music on ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3’ was recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-World War II Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process, German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield - including Turkey, India, Brazil - as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.
‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3’ is released as a deluxe double CD pack, heavyweight triple LP and digital download album. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).
1. Klaus Weiss - Wide Open Space Motion
2. A.R. & Machines - I’ll Be Your Singer, You’ll Be My Song
3. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Deutscher Wald
4. Dzyan - Khali
5. Missus Beastly - Geisha
6. Alex - Derulé
7. Agitation Free - In The Silence Of The Morning Sunrise
8. Georg Deuter - Pearls
9. Michael Bundt - The Brain Of Oskar Panizza
10. Popol Vuh - Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Süßer Als Wein
11. Novalis - Dronsz
12. Bröselmaschine - Schmetterling
13. Neu! - Neuschnee
14. Between - And The Waters Opened
15. La Düsseldorf - White Overalls
16. Klaus Weiss - Constellation
17. Achim Reichel - Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
18. Roedelius - Lustwandel
19. Pyrolator - Die Haut Der Frau
20. Cluster - Hollywood
21. Streetmark - Passage
22. Niagara - Rhythm Go
23. Michael Bundt - Neon
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Soul Jazz
Format: Vinyl 3LP
Cat Number: SJRLP402
Released: 1 December 2017