Various / Soul Jazz

Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2: Experimental G


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Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 is the second voyage into the world of Krautrock and German electronic music from the 1970s and early 1980s.

Two double LPs (with over 21⁄2 hours of amazing music) featuring a stunning line-up of seminal German groups, including Can, Faust, Popul Vuh, Neu!, Cluster, Amon Düül II and La Düsseldorf, as well as a host of lesser known and more obscure groups and artists, such as Agitation Free, Bröselmaschine, Niagara and many more.

As well as the original pioneers, Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 also features many of the second wave of German electronic artists and groups from the late 70s and early 80s (DAF, Asmus Tietchens, Rolf Trostel), who successfully connected new wave, minimal synth and a European post punk avant-gardism with the earlier more established Krautrock pioneers who began at the start of the 70s.

Influenced as much by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen as the progressive rock of USA and UK underground rock, young German artists seamlessly created a new music with its own unique identity, which they ironically entitled Krautrock. By the end of the 1970s, with the arrival of new wave synthetics and complex drum machines, this music had mutated once again into new electronic visions reflecting a new Germany.

The vinyl edition comes as limited-edition two volumes of heavyweight vinyl, super-loud, gatefold sleeve double-albums featuring extensive new sleevenotes (by David Stubbs, writer for Wire/The Guardian and author of the definitive recent Krautrock book) and text. This is Record B of the two volumes of vinyl.

"A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." *****
- The Guardian
    Release Date: 28 Jul 22 Cat No: SJRLP494-B