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Hans-Joachim Roedelius


Progressive Electronic

3.22 | 9 ratings

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3 stars Melodic, colourfully hazy, naïve. Those are the first words that come to me listening to this veteran Cluster, Harmonia, etc. member's 1981 album. What this lacks in experimental department of said bands, this wins in it's simplistic charm. Not music for space travel but rather for a walk in the garden (preferably one with a pond).

Simple and melodic, as said, and even naïve synth and keyboard patterns. Sound is pleasantly "earthy" if that makes sense and rather lo-fi for today's standards which I like just fine. Track lengths vary between 1-8 minutes and even the longest ones don't overstay their welcome despite the simplicity. This is good for both attentive listening and background music for reading or just doing nothing.

Sky Records reissue of this (and other Roedelius, Moebius and related albums) comes in simple stylish digipak with no unnecessary bonus tracks or anything fancy, just liner notes by Asmus Tietchens and good remastering.

Zen electronics not for the jaded, the virtuoso-worshipping or the cool.

Hiram | 3/5 |


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