June 2021

SORBET – This Was Paradise




Out today, the debut album 'This Was Paradise' by SORBET – the project of the Irish producer Chris W Ryan. Happy Release Day <3 Available everywhere now.




May 2021

Reissue of Roedelius Czjzek collaboration "Weites Land"




Out today: Our reissue of "Weites Land" – the only collaboration album of electronic and ambient pioneer Hans Joachim Roedelius & saxophone free spirit Alexander Czjzek. Originally released in 1987, this organic jazz masterpiece has been out of print for many decades and became a sought-after rarity, so we are very pleased to make it finally available again.




1982 P!OFF? album reissued on Bureau B!




Alex, Thomas and Jochen from P!OFF? already received their copies. Our reissue of the self-titled and only album from the Munich band P!OFF?. Originally released in 1982, this LP became one of the most sought-after records of the early Neue Deutsche Welle. We are happy to finally make this rarity available again! Out today.




April 2021

Ja, Panik release their new Album "Die Gruppe" on Bureau B




Terrible times indeed. Discerning pop music fans will therefore be more than pleased that intellectual rock darlings Ja, Panik are back after a seven-year hiatus. This comes as somewhat of a surprise, given that in their 2016 band autobiography Futur II – published to mark their tenth anniversary – the Berlin-based quartet of Andreas Spechtl (vocals, guitar), Stefan Pabst (bass), Sebastian Janata (drums) and Laura Landergott (keyboards & guitar), pretty much announced their permanent dissolution. "Die Gruppe" is out now on CD, LP, digital!






Der Plan – Save Your Software




Finally out today: "Save Your Software" by Der Plan aka FANUKS (a robot band which was supposed to make DER PLAN immortal) with 6 unreleased tracks from 1989, the history of the Fanuks and 3 new pieces. Check out the new video to the single 'I Can Love' and get your copy of the album here.




Jimi Tenor compilation "Deep Sound Learning (1993-2000)"




Bureau B are excited to announce the arrival of a new Jimi Tenor double album! Following on from last year's NY, Hel, Barca compilation which showcased Tenor's early works and cuts from his first six albums, Deep Sound Learning shines a spotlight on unreleased tracks from 1993 to the year 2000. This intensely prolific period saw Tenor send countless DAT tapes to Warp Records, his label at the time, who stacked up the recordings in the office safe. Some of the songs preserved on those DATs made their way onto various Tenor LPs – whilst others remained unreleased to this day. Jimi Tenor and Bureau B have retrieved said tapes and crafted a double album (CD/LP) of previously unheard tracks in what is much more than a simple archival exposition.




March 2021

Michel Banabila "Wha-Wha Whispers" out now!




Ever since he released his music in the early '80s, Michel Banabila has been hard to pinpoint to a specific genre or style. His musical output includes jazz, experimental cut-up electronics, world music (especially influenced by the Fourth World music as developed by Jon Hassell), New Age, eclectic pop tunes, music for dance or other stage projects, and soundtracks for TV productions. Wah-Wah Whispers focuses on Banabila's more recent output. It is a collection of works showcasing many facets of his music: a journey visiting the minimal and cinematic sample scape in the opener Take Me There, a robotic reggae-like rhythm (Tic Tac), contemplative ambient / fourth world scenes evolving into a downright funky beat (Hidden Story), the synth version of Secunde, and more. The album ends with a kaleidoscope of atmospheres gradually building up to a noise climax in Narita (the only collaboration track on the album, with Rutger Zuydervelt / Machinefabriek). "Wha-Wha Whispers" out now on CD, LP, digital!




Two Die Weltraumforscher compilations released on Bureau B




Celebrating 40 years of Die Welttraumforscher with our new compilations "Die Rückkehr der echten Menschheit (1981 - 1990)" & "Wir arbeiten flür die nächste Welt (1991 - 2012)". Here's a rare shot of creator and sole member Christian Pfluger who is sending us his Forscher greetings while he is excited about both collections being finally out today. Dive with us into the eccentric, heart-warming pop songs from a parallel world. All tracks have been remastered and the artwork has been lovingly crafted with the original Welttraumforscher drawings.






FEBRUARY 2021

"My Frequencies, Where We" from Mapstation is out today!




"My Frequencies, Where We" is hinged on a Cluster-influenced sense of rhythm, but one that's obscured by glitches, crackle and alien synthetic atmospheres. At this stage in his career, Schneider's primary point of reference is his own long career, so there are elements of To Rococo Rot or Kreidler that spring to mind as he cooks out eerie dub flavors from stark, disparate ingredients.




Camera release their fifth album "Prosthuman"




With the band's tenth anniversary in their viewfinder, CAMERA released their fifth studio album "Prosthuman". As befits an age in which realities can change in the blink of an eye, from one day to the next, the Berlin band never tire of changing themselves, their music or personnel. As Karlheinz Stockhausen noted: "New methods change the experience. New experiences change man." Taking this as their lead, Michael Drummer (the drummer) and CAMERA surprise us once more on "Prosthuman" as they reinvent and reformulate their sound without sacrificing the project's identity which has matured over the past decade. Less surprising is the fact that some record stores give CAMERA their own section, alongside Krautrock pioneers like NEU!, Can and La Düsseldorf. "Prosthuman" is out now on CD, LP, digital!

Info: english / german






JANUARY 2021

Richard von der Schulenburg's album "Moods and Dances 2021" out now!




Out today: RVDS' new album "Moods and Dances 2021". Dreamy & meditative library greats taking you away to another dimension. Watch the new video "DX7's Broken Hearts" below!

Info: english / german




Conrad Schnitzler – Paracon




In the late 1970s Peter Baumann invited Conrad Schnitzler into his Paragon Studios where they recorded the album Con. 10 unreleased outtakes from these sessions were now compiled into the album "Paracon (The Paragon Session Outtakes 1978-1979)". Thanks to Wolfgang Seidel, co-author of these pieces, who opened up his archive of recordings to Bureau B.

Info: english / german




Conny Frischauf debut album "Die Drift" out on Bureau B!




Viennese artist Conny Frischauf's music is a whirl of Kraut, leftfield electronica and synth pop. She playfully shines a new light on on tradition to create a fresh, contemporary sound. Having released a brace of EPs – "Effekt & Emotion" (International Major Label, 2018) and "Affekt & Tradition" (Kame House, 2019) – Frischauf now presents her debut album, Die Drift. Out now!

Info: english / german




Ja, Panik. Apocalypse Or Revolution.




The upcoming Ja, Panik "Die Gruppe", their first on Bureau B, will be released on April 30th. Please check out the video for the first single "Apocalypse Or Revolution" below!

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Ja, Panik
Die Gruppe


Michel Banabila
Wah-Wah Whispers


Die Welttraumforscher
Die Rückkehr der echten Menschheit (1981 - 1990)


Die Welttraumforscher
Wir arbeiten für die nächste Welt (1991 - 2012).


Mapstation
My Frequencies, When We


Camera
Prosthuman


Richard von der Schulenberg
Moods and Dances 2021


Conrad Schnitzler
Paracon (The Paragon Session Outtakes 1978-1979)


Conny Frischauf
Die Drift

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