RELEASES ARCHIVE 2010 AND BEFORE


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CLUSTER

Cluster 71. CD, vinyl (180g), download.

According to "The Wire", the British bible of musical excellence, Cluster 71 is one of the "One Hundred Records That Set The World On Fire". Very few albums from Germany can lay claim to this honour. The album is a monster: Cluster's debut work from the year 1971 (actually just called Cluster) contains a mere three tracks (untitled) and is quite an ordeal for untrained ears – back then, at least. Yet the album pointed the way forward like no other electronic opus. First reissue with original Philips running order!

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Music samples: 7:42 / 15:43 / 21:32
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ROEDELIUS

Selbstportrait. CD, vinyl (180g), download.

Alongside his ongoing work with Cluster and Harmonia, Hans-Joachim Roedelius amassed an almost incalculable number of musical notations during his time in the idyllic Weser Uplands. Fleeting sketches, spontaneous improvisations, implied miniatures, rough compositions – Roedelius recorded virtually every idea he came up with outside the studio sessions on his Revox A77 reel to reel; with the basic intention of capturing his moments of inspiration, he simply let the tape run as he played around on the Farfisa organ. Sound quality was not his prime concern, as he was not as yet entertaining any notion of releasing the results. First 1:1 reissue ever!

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Music samples: Herold / Fabelwein / Kamee / Prinzregent
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ROEDELIUS

Selbstportrait II. CD, vinyl (180g), download

With "Selbstportrait I" (see above) Roedelius gave unequivocal confirmation that he no longer was treading the hitherto common paths of electronic music. "Selbstportrait II" corroborated the findings: for Roedelius, electronics would no longer be a means of creating abstract, noise-like music in the future, nor of generating utopian, mechanical rhythmic structures. His own utopia was quite a different place, more in keeping with his own personality and view of the world. Hence both self-portraits, in particular "Selbstportrait II", are programmatic. This album has never been released completely before! Includes five tracks never released on CD!

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Music samples: Alle Jahre wieder / Grundlsee / Kichererbsen / Aufbruch
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GURUMANIAX

Psy Valley Hill. CD, vinyl (180g), download

Just like in the good old days of Guru Guru! Mani Neumeier (founder and head of Guru Guru, drums), Ax Genrich (Guru Guru guitarist 1970–1975) and Guy Segers (founder and head of the belgian avantgarde rock band Univers Zero, bass) explore the hills and valleys of psychedelic/avantgarde rock. Blows your head away!

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Music samples: Drumoroto / Voodoo Touch / For Uli T. / Spaceship Memory
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MOEBIUS + BEERBOHM

Strange Music. CD, vinyl (180g), download

Dieter Moebius is one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany (He is/was part of Cluster and Harmonia). He recorded two albums with the bassist Gerd Beerbohm in 1982 and 1983 – electronic avant-garde pop in its most rigorous form. Beerbohm turned out to be the perfect musical foil for Moebius, affording him free rein, in the very best sense of the expression, to bring his concept of pop music to life. Mastered from original tapes, liner notes by Asmus Tietchens.

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Music samples: Ying Yang / Clark's Shiraz / Glucose / Subito
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MOEBIUS+BEERBOHM

Double Cut. CD, vinyl (180g), download

The second album by Dieter Moebius and bassist Gerd Beerbohm was released 1984. It bore the same distinctive hallmarks as its predecessor, but this time around, the two musicians had simplified matters significantly. This was not simplification due to a lack of inspiration, however, but a masterful concentration on what really counts in pop music: rhythm. Mastered from original tapes, liner notes by Asmus Tietchens.

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Music samples: Minimotion / Narkose / Doppelschnitt / Hydrogen
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MOEBIUS

Blue Moon. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. CD, vinyl (180g), download.

"Blue Moon" was released at a time when electronically created pop music was no longer perceived as exotic. It was new music, free of the ballast of the 1970s, minimalist and uncluttered. Pioneer of electronic avantgarde music Dieter Moebius, a constant "simplifier" in the Cluster/Harmonia family, made a particular virtue of this simplicity on "Blue Moon", resulting in eleven wonderfully measured miniatures, rhythmic, harmonic textures of exceptional aural transparency. Mastered from original tapes, liner notes by Asmus Tietchens. File under: Krautronic

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Music samples: Am See / Kriminelle Energie / Ablenkung / Falsche Ruhe
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ROEDELIUS

Lustwandel. CD, vinyl (180g), download

This album saw Hans-Joachim Roedelius fulfil a dream he had long since cherished. A series of chamber music pieces, with grand piano solos taking centre stage in some places, archaised percussion patterns in others. "Lustwandel" represents a logical progression, following on from Jardin au fou (rereleased on Bureau B in 2009), recorded in Peter Baumann's Paragon studios (Tangerine Dream).

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Music samples: Vom Fliegen / Legende / Langer Atem / Draußen vorbei
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ROEDELIUS

The Diary Of The Unforgotten/Selbstportrait VI. CD, vinyl (180g), download

A beautiful collection of recordings from 1972 to 1978, first released in 1990 (with different artwork). "Selbstportrait VI" contains compositions Roedelius did in addition to his work with Cluster, Harmonia and Brian Eno in the legendary Forst years. In the booklet Roedelius looks back on this personal and artistical important period of his life. He explains the magic of the idyllic place and its influence on his music.

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Music samples: Frohgemut / Hommage à Forst / Schöner Abend / Ausgewählt
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MOEBIUS & PLANK

Rastakraut Pasta. CD, vinyl (180g), download

Dieter Moebius (one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany, part of Harmonia and Cluster) and Conny Plank (the most legendary sound engineer of the German Underground) made a congenial pair as musicians. An enigmatic form of pop music came into being on "Rastakraut Pasta", a breakneck, elegant mix of diverse elements: a touch of Krautrock, some avant-garde pop, new German electronica, even sporadic echoes of reggae. Recorded in in Conny's studio in 1980; guest musician: Holger Czukay (Can)

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Music samples: Missi Cacadou / News / Two Oldtimers / Feedback 66
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MOEBIUS & PLANK

Material. CD, vinyl (180g), download

On their second album (recorded 1981), Moebius and Plank ventured far, far away from the double coordinates of the Harmonia world and pop music cosmos. "Material" saw them generate a form of genre-busting electronic music, more radical than anything one might have expected to come out of Germany, not even from the likes of Cluster or Harmonia.

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Music samples: Tollkühn / Nordöstliches Gefühl / Osmo-Fantor / Conditionierer
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NINCA LEECE

There Is No One Else When I Lay Down And Dream. CD, vinyl, download

Ninca is a singer, a songwriter, a producer, and a musician at the same time. And she explores the facets of electronic pop music in all their variations. Her music mixes a resolute pop approach to an experimental sound process witch glitch, clicks & cuts, dreamlike melodies and fairy elements, using voices, synthesizing, sound design, layerings, acoustic instruments along with electronic sounds/devices and field recordings. She simply calls it pop électronique. It's magnifique!

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Music samples: Tourist / Funny Symphony / Lovesong / Tattoo / Top Of The World


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ROEDELIUS

Wenn der Südwind weht/Selbstportrait IV. CD, vinyl (180g), download

"Where on earth does Roedelius find such a beautiful array of notes?", Asmus Tietchens wonders in the liner notes to this exquisit reissue. We don't know the answer but we do know that these easy and quiet analog-electronic music miniatures from 1981 will enchant you. It was Roedelius' seventh solo effort and is also known under the title "Selbstportrait IV"

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Music samples: Auf leisen Sohlen / Sonnengeflecht / Wenn der Südwind weht / Mein Freund Farouk

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MOEBIUS

Tonspuren. CD, vinyl (180g), download

Dieter Moebius is one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany (He is/was part of Cluster and Harmonia). "Tonspuren" dates back to 1983 and was his first solo album. It features meticulously fabricated pearls of electronic music with a sense of pop melody.

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Music samples: Etwas / Rattenwiesel / Contramino / Hasenheide

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PHANTOM BAND

Phantom Band. CD, vinyl (180g), download

The first band of Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit after Can split up in 1979. The first line-up (1980) included top musicians such as Helmut Zerlett (e.g. Dunkelziffer, Unknown Cases), Rosko Gee (Traffic, Can), Dominik von Senger (e.g. Damo Suzuki Band, Dunkelziffer), Olek Gelba, and Holger Czukay (Can) as guest musician. The Phantom Band mixes Can-style monotonic polyrhythms with afrobeat, funk, jazz, disco, reggae, and dub. A nearly forgotten exciting musical experience!

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Music samples: I'm The One / Latest News / Absolutely Straight / For M.

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PHANTOM BAND

Freedom Of Speech. CD, vinyl (180g), download

The second album of the Phantom Band is quite different to the predecessor. The line-up features the spoken word performer Sheldon Ancel on the microphone instead of bass player Rosko Gee. Whilst the debut album revealed many Caribbean or African influences and a generally positive frame of mind, "Freedom of Speech" is a somewhat darker avant-garde rock manifesto, interspersed with individual dub or reggae pieces. All they have in common are Jaki Liebezeit's inimitable monotone polyrhythmic drumming and the Phantom Band's predilection for hypnotic (Jamaican) grooves.

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Music samples: Dream Machine / Brain Police / Gravity / Experiments

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HEARTS NO STATIC

Motif. CD, download

Hearts No Static are an instrumental trio from Stockholm, Sweden. Their majestic Drone/Kraut/Post Rock/Ambient music mixture evokes pictures of deep forests, dark seas, and stirring coastal scenery. Every now and then a wall of sound shakes you up – and then there's beautiful silence again. And within lies a special, majestic melancholy. Don't miss this unique "painting with sound" experience

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Music samples: Lowlands / HoveringPt.1 / Fashion Death / Motif / Wastelands

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LIKE A STUNTMAN

Original Bedouin Culture. CD, vinyl, download

"You can't help but feel cool listening to Like A Stuntman." Thus wrote Boomkat.com. Check it out for yourself: These four young Germans play eccentric weird folk electro-kraut-melodic indie rock like you never heard before.

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Music samples: On Repetition We Are / No Tundra No Sun / Fake Beards/Our Hands Sweat / Wake Up William Blake

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DIN A TESTBILD

Programm 6. CD, vinyl, download

30 years after releasing their debut the electronic avantgarde musicians from Berlin deliver their new dark industrial dance music monster! Driving bass, hypnotic grooves, dark sounds. Electroclash, contemporary EBM. Wow!

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Music samples: Neu Berlin / Grasshopper / Get Started / Under My Skin

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CLUSTER & ENO

Cluster & Eno. CD, vinyl (180g), download

The first of two milestones in ambient music recorded by Germany's legendary electronic pioneers Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius together with Britains music eccentric Brian Eno. This album from 1977 is the first ever ambient music production on German soil.

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Music samples: Die Bunge / Für Luise / Ho Renomo / Schöne Hände

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ENO MOEBIUS ROEDELIUS

After The Heat. CD, vinyl, download (180g).

Whilst "Cluster & Eno" (see above) bears the hallmark of a Cluster composition guided by Eno's ambient concept, "After the Heat" (1978) is more of an Eno album bearing stylistic characteristics of Cluster music. Both albums, however, gazed far ahead into the future.

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Music samples: Shade / Belldog / Base & Apex / Oil

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MOEBIUS PLANK NEUMEIER

Zero Set. CD, vinyl (180g), download

"Zero Set" is three masterminds of Krautrock together on one album. Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia), Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru), and ledendary sound engineer Conny Plank (too many projects to name them) recorded this dark electronic and "motorik" piece in 1982. This great album is a must in every Krautrock record collection.

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Music samples: Speed Display / Pitch Control / Load / All Repro

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CLUSTER

Sowiesoso. CD, vinyl (180g), download

"Sowiesoso" follows on from Cluster's most highly acclaimed album "Zuckerzeit" and represents the utopian vision of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius: relaxed, minimal electronic/acoustic gems – Cluster in their purest form.

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Music samples: Sowiesoso / Zum Wohl / Es war einmal / Halwa

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CLUSTER

Curiosum. CD, vinyl (180g), download

The sixth album of the two German electronic/ambient music legends as a duo, recorded in 1981, was their last release for the next nine years. On "Curiosum" they take an electronic tour de force, lean and focussed, a contrast to the brash zeitgeist of punk and German new wave (NDW).

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Music samples: Oh Odessa / Tristan in der Bar / Helle Melange / Ufer

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MICHAEL ROTHER

Flammende Herzen / Karussell. 7" Vinyl.

Previously a member of the seminal Kraftwerk, NEU! and Harmonia, Michael Rother's solo career began with this single in 1977. The instrumental track is the ultimate feel-good anthem of the 1970s – majestic harmonies woven from Rother's unique guitar style. On the drums: Jaki Liebezeit (Can), at the mixing desk: Conny Plank. On vinyl 7" single only!

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Music samples: A: Flammende Herzen / B: Karussell

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FEHLFARBEN

Es geht voran / Feuer an Bord. 7" Vinyl.

Fehlfarben were the first commercially successful band of the German Postpunk scene. Initially the band never wanted "Es geht voran" to be included on their debut album "Monarchie und Alltag". In fact, it turned out to be their biggest commercial hit by some distance. It can also lay claim to the rare achievement of appearing regularly on NDW (German New Wave) compilations and proving equally popular in the underground scene. The B side is an ultra rare single version. On vinyl 7" single only!

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Music samples: A: Es geht voran / B: Feuer an Bord

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CAMOUFLAGE

Spice Crackers + Bonus. 2 CDs, download

This 2 CD reissue of the 1995 album ist the most atypical work of the world-reknowned German electropop band. Especially the bonus CD (11 tracks previously unreleased) unveils the hypnotic, psychedelic talent of Camouflage. "Spice Crackers" reflect the finest in 90's electronics (dub techno, downbeat, electronica, intelligent dance music, ambient), evoking memories of the golden age of German electronic creativity, the 1970s.

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Music samples: Kraft / X-Ray / Liberation (Bonus) / Spacetrain (Bonus)

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THE 39 CLOCKS

Pain It Dark. CD, download

The 39 Clocks were "the best German band of the eighties" (German pop scholar Diedrich Diederichsen). The Hanoverian duo cultivated a heavy accent and invented the Original Psycho Beat: futuristic, hypnotic 60s psychedelia with a beatbox deferred to the early 80s. "Pain It Dark" was their 1981 debut album. The reissue contains one previously unreleased track.

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Music samples: Shake The Hippie / Psycho Beat / DNS / Stupid Art

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HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS

Durch die Wüste. CD, vinyl, download

After being part of several bands (e. g. Cluster, Harmonia) Hans-Joachim Roedelius recorded his first solo LP in 1978: less electronic, more avantgarde pop music - yet 100 percent Roedelius.

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Music samples: Durch die Wüste / Regenmacher / Glaubersalz / Johanneslust

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RIECHMANN

Wunderbar. CD, vinyl, download

Bureau B unearthed an absolute gem of German electronic music from 1978 influenced by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and NEU! Sequencer patterns meet synthesizer layers and simple, spherical melodies. Really "wunderbar"!

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Music samples: Weltweit / Himmelblau / Wunderbar / Silberland

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CLUSTER

Großes Wasser. CD, vinyl, download

Bureau B starts a large series of reissues licensed from the german cult label SKY records. The first one is this excellent 1979 album of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, two key figures of German electronic and ambient music. Truly great stuff!

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Music samples: Isodea / Grosses Wasser / Avanti / Breitengrad

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ROEDELIUS

Jardin au Fou. CD, vinyl, download

The most remarkable album by one of the key figures in the birth of Krautrock, synthesizer pop and ambient music, Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia). "Jardin au Fou" radiates pure beauty, nearly no sequencer or rhythm machine was being used.

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Music samples: Gloria Dolores / Fou Fou / Toujours / Etoiles

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FAUST

C'est com...com...compliqué. CD, vinyl, download

Bureau B proudly presents: a brand new album of the krautrock institution, revered worldwide as pioneers of avant-garde rock music. Hypnotic, dadaistic, powerful, gentle, melodic, earthy, etheral. This is the sound of Faust.

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Music samples: Accroché à tes levres / Bonjour Gioacchino / Kundali Tremolos / C'est com...com...compliqué

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PALAIS SCHAUMBURG

Wir bauen eine neue Stadt / Madonna. 7" Vinyl

Die international sehr erfolgreiche Single der Band um Holger Hiller und Thomas Fehlmann ist ein brillantes Beispiel für deren einzigartige Musikform aus kaltem, minimalistischem Elektro-Funk mit Dada-Texten.

The internationally most successful single of Holger Hillers and Thomas Fehlmanns early 80's avantgarde Pop-Band. David Cunningham produced this unique cold minimalistic elektro-funk combined with dadaesque lyrics.

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HARMONIA

De Luxe (immer wieder) / Monza (rauf und runter). 7" Vinyl

Zuckersüße Synthesizermelodien, hypnotischer, monotoner Beat - "Immer wieder rauf und runter" singen Michael Rother (Neu!), Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster) und Dieter Moebius (Cluster) auf ihrer einzigen Single.

The only Harmonia 7" single that ever has been released. The sweet hypnotic melodies and the monotonous beats of M. Rother, H.-J. Roedelius and D. Moebius and the repetitive lyrics make up this Krautrock/Electronica classic.

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LA DÜSSELDORF

Silver Cloud / La Düsseldorf. 7" Vinyl

Instrumental, typisch repetitiv und mit gedrosseltem Tempo - La Düsseldorfs erfolgreichste Single, vielleicht auch wegen der hysterischen Liebeserklärung an ihre Heimat Düseldorf auf der B-Seite. Ein Klassiker!

The most successful single of La Düsseldorf (Klaus Dinger, Thomas Dinger, Hans Lampe) with an even better B side - a hysterical love declaration to their hometown Düsseldorf. A classic!

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LA DÜSSELDORF

Rheinita / Viva. 7" Vinyl

La Düsseldorf halten hier strikt an ihrem Silver-Cloud-Stil fest. Nachdem Klaus Dinger 2008 starb, wurde Rheinita zur heimlichen Gedenkhymne auf die beiden Dinger-Brüder.

La Düsseldorf sticks to their Silver Cloud style on this track. After the death of Klaus Dinger in 2008 the song became the secret remembrance hymn to the Dinger brothers.

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If you want to see our older releases, please visit our archive: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and before.