- Audio CD (December 2, 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Universal Import
- ASIN: B0001DD90Y
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Musik Von Harmonia Import
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Along the lines of early Popul vuh, and later Manual Gottsching (though without the compelling and astonishing guitar lead work).
This material, and others like it, (these fellows were from Cluster and Neu!) laid the foundations of what would be come "new wave" and electronica 10-20 years later.
Though, these early bands appreciated a primitiveness to the sound that gives them a kind of authenticity that was lost later on.
It's not all rhythmic dance club mix such and such, it's also noise scapes and other interesting artifacts.
"Musik von Harmonia" (8 tracks; 42 min.) starts of with a blazing 6 min. "Watussi", and is then followed by an even better 11 min. "Sehr Komisch", a long track reminiscent of early Tangerine Dream (the title of the track says it all, really). "Sonnenschein" is the last track of the original "A" side of the album, which I rate it 4.5 stars. Side "B" consists for 5 mostly shorter songs (in the 3 to 5 min. range) and they are nice (check out in particular the threathening "Ohrwurm" and also "Veterano"), but not quite as compelling as the earlier songs on the album, so I rate Side B 3.5 stars.
Still, in all, this is a very satisfying album. How it is that, being the huge fan of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk that I am, I had not heard of these guys until recently is a mystery to me but better late than never. It blows the mind that this album came out exactly 35 years ago, as it still sounds fresh and innovative after all these years. "Musik von Harmonia" is highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite unlike "De-Luxe". More like the Cluster of "Zuckerzeit" and "Sowieso", mixed with the darker ambient parts of the first Neu! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alexander Williams
A very well put together re-issue, everything as it should be.Published 9 months ago by Lee Wrecker
As ambient music goes, this is on the more aggressive end of the scale. Take the repeating loops of Steve Riech or Phillip Glass, and it is a whole different game from Eno's... Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
OK, this is another seminal german music release from the Neu! people. Even if it is less influential than Neu! Read morePublished on May 28, 2007 by Lovblad