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HARALD GROSSKOPF

Oceanheart (ltd. deluxe edition). Out April 7, 2023

In 1984, four years after the release of my first solo album SYNTHESIST on SKY Records, I wanted to produce a new solo album. At the time I was operating on the fifth floor of a former backyard factory on Graefe-Str. in Berlin Kreuzberg with my Neue Deutsche Welle Band LILLI BERLIN. We'd turned the space into a small music and rehearsal studio where we set up a TASCAM 8-track tape recorder, a 12- channel MM mixer that roared like hell, a Mini-Moog and a ROLAND Jupiter-6 synthesizer. This is where the basic recordings for OCEANHEART were made. Essentially sequences and chords, which I then added piano, drums, Indian tablas and solo voices to in Christoph Franke's (Tangerine Dream) studio in Berlin Spandau. It was then mastered on a BETAMAX video recorder – at that time the non-plus-ultra of modern stereo recording technique. Oceanheart was released on SKY Records in 1985.

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VA

Echo Neuklang. Out March 31, 2023

Christoph Dallach, Andreas Dorau and Daniel Jahn present Echo Neuklang, a compilation which explores the question of how Krautrock has influenced generation after generation of musicians since its inception. A contentious genre at the best of times, the music within its spectrum is essentially intangible. The common thread running through it is a compulsion to seek out the new. Beginning in the year 1981 and extending as far as 2023, the music in this collection demonstrates how the idea of what passed for Krautrock in the 1970s has been interpreted or reinterpreted by a diverse array of artists with distinct approaches in the decades which followed, without recourse to any generic conventions.

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SAEKO KILLY

Morphing Polaroids. Out March 24, 2023

'Morphing Polaroids' is the debut album by Japanese born Saeko Okuchi alias Saeko Killy for Hamburg-based Bureau B. After moving to Berlin in 2018 Saeko Killy found herself in the orb of Club Sameheads, where she made herself known as a DJ and live performer. After releasing her first EP "Dancing Pikapika" with the label Chill Mountain from Osaka in 2021, followed a fruitful Jam session during the pandemic lockdown, resulting in the eleven titles collected together here for the album 'Morphing Polaroids' produced by Brussels DJ and selector soFa elsewhere. The LP is a contemporary Leftfield Clubsound, effortlessly combining elements of Dub, Post-Punk and Kraut with electronic Beats.

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FAUST

Momentaufnahme II. Out March 10, 2023

Originally part of 2021's Faust Box Set release commemorating the bands 50th anniversary Momentaufnahme I and II are now set for their own stand alone release by popular demand. This is for all those that mißed out on the limited edition box set release. They collect together music recorded at the band's studio – a converted schoolhouse in rural Wümme between 1971 and 1974 in a similar vein to the way in which 'The Faust Tapes' (released in 1973) was aßembled. These two albums range from minimal electronic pulses, ambient dreamscapes, vocal collages to heavy drone, ritualistic percußion and psychedelic grooves. Highlights include the hypnotic space jams of 'Vorsatz' and 'Rückwärts Durch Die Drehtür', the delicate acoustics of 'I Am... An Artist' and the radiophonic workship-esq 'Weird Sounds Sound Bizarre'.

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FAUST

Momentaufnahme I. Out March 10, 2023

Originally part of 2021's Faust Box Set release commemorating the bands 50th anniversary Momentaufnahme I and II are now set for their own stand alone release by popular demand. This is for all those that mißed out on the limited edition box set release. They collect together music recorded at the band's studio – a converted schoolhouse in rural Wümme between 1971 and 1974 in a similar vein to the way in which 'The Faust Tapes' (released in 1973) was aßembled. These two albums range from minimal electronic pulses, ambient dreamscapes, vocal collages to heavy drone, ritualistic percußion and psychedelic grooves. Highlights include the hypnotic space jams of 'Vorsatz' and 'Rückwärts Durch Die Drehtür', the delicate acoustics of 'I Am... An Artist' and the radiophonic workship-esq 'Weird Sounds Sound Bizarre'.

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DIE WILDE JAGD

ophio. Out February 24, 2023

For eight years now, songwriter and producer Sebastian Lee Philipp has been steering his project Die Wilde Jagd through the field of tension between contemporary electronic music and avant-pop. Between 2015 and 2020, three studio albums were produced as documents of Philipp's rigorous musical creativity. Most recently, "Atem", a composition for Roadburn Festival, was released in 2022, documenting yet another, more experimental side of the project. On the new, eagerly awaited fourth album, all these multi-faceted worlds are brought together in an impressive way.

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TOLOUSE LOW TRAX

Leave Me Alone. Out January 27, 2023

With "Leave Me Alone", Detlef Weinrich presents his fifth album under the moniker Tolouse Low Trax. Weinrich, who has meanwhile turned his back on Düßeldorf and lives in Paris, has long since ceased to be an insider tip and is a guest in renowned clubs and festivals all over Europe. With his new album, he succeeds in an exciting, unforeseen new direction. The velvety heavineß and rawneß of earlier records seems to have given way to a new playfulneß. A playfulneß perhaps in the sense of an electronica reminiscent of the late 1990s, which in its idea of deconstruction and reduction is currently enjoying a new appreciation in the clubs. But also in the sense of an urban vibe of hip hop and dub references, which are woven into a very unique mix in Weinrich's tracks.

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HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS

Cheapo Sounds. Out January 20, 2023

A pivotal figure in Düßeldorf's Salon Des Amateurs, Stefan Schwander has already amaßed a remarkably rich musical repertoire. Through his Harmonious Thelonious project, he has spent the past dozen years exploring the worlds of Pan-African, South American and Middle Eastern rhythms in combination with a minimalistic electronic sound, distilling his very own groove from the point at which they converge. His new album – challengingly entitled "Cheapo Sounds" – sees Schwander move away from tried and trusted recipes.

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