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Background Noise: German experimental rock and electronic music 1972, 1974 and 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on August 26, 2010

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, this morning spanning the years of German experimental electronic music from 1972 ,harmonia live  in 1974 and alva noto from last year. Starting with Kraut Rock group agitation free and the  first LP Malesch from 1972. They were one of the greatest exponents of German experimental rock music in the early 70s. A five piece from Berlin they formed in 1967. This album was their response to their Middle Eastern touring experience.

CD 1

Track, Title, Duration

1, you play for us today,6′ 14″

2, Sahara city,7′ 50″

3, Àla Tul,4′ 54″


Another great exponent of Kraut Rock, Harmonia recorded live in Germany in 1974. They formed in early 1973 as a collaboration between Michael Rother of Neu! and Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Möbius of Cluster . As such they were really the Kraut Rock supergroup. Various websites quote Eno as saying that Harmonia was “the world’s most important rock band”. Their music includes the motorik drumming of Neu and the ambience of cluster. Here is a fine pulsing motorik piece.

CD 2

2, veteranissimo, 17′ 25″


CD 3 Xerox 2 from last year by Alva Noto from Berlin, 28 years later than Agitation Free sort of like going round in a loop. Minimal noise scapes. All tracks sample manipulation Xerox. And recorded in Berlin in 2008. Released on the raster noton label. Thanks for the samples is given to Stephen O’Malley, Michael Nyman, Ruichi Sakamoto, Continental airline malfunctioning.

4,Xerox meta phaser,6’23”
6,Xerox,monophaser 1,8’04”
9,Xerox Teion Acat,5’26”

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