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BERNARD XOLOTL

Last Wave. Reissue from 1982. Out March 1st, 2019

French electronic music from California: "Last Wave", the fifth solo album by the artist and musician Bernard Xolotl, was originally released on cassette in 1982. He named himself after the Aztec god of lightning and death. His music is influenced by the Berlin school of electronic music. This reissue includes a previously unreleased bonus track (not on vinyl).

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RICHARD PINHAS

Chronolyse. Reissue from 1978. Out December 7th, 2018

Richard Pinhas is one of the most important French electronic space rock musicians. Following five albums with HELDON, his band, he released solo records from 1977 on. His transition to "solo" material gave the guitarist and synthesist an opportunity to work on material that was a little lighter and less constrained. "Chronolyse" was his second solo album.

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RICHARD PINHAS

East West. Reissue from 1980. Out December 7th, 2018

Fourth solo album by French spacerock mastermind Richard Pinhas. "East West" was his first and only album to be released by a major label (CBS). Some say it is his most commercial one, Pinhas doesn't see it that way. Form your own opinion. It's great anyway.

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RICHARD PINHAS

L'Ethique. Reissue from 1982. Out February 15th, 2019

Following the vaguely poppy shapes of 1980's album "East West", his fifth solo album "L'Ethique" saw ex-Heldon guitarist and synth wizard Richard Pinhas return to bigger and bolder band-like methods. After the release he disappeared from the limelight for nearly a decade and returned in the 1990s.

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QLUSTER

Elemente. Out November 2nd, 2018

"Elemente" – album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines! Using an array of exclusively analogue instruments, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock and Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically hypnotic and sublimely beautiful.

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SOLARIZE

Nachtwerk (1991–1998). Out January 11th, 2019

Since 1981, Wilfried Franzen and Thomas Grötz have been developing their own version of experimental pop music, which oscillates between song structures, noise, and psychedelic trance. Bass and keyboards form the instrumental substructure of the duo's compositions, which are enriched with guitars, violin, piano, electronic percussions, and samples. After self-publishing various cassettes and CDs, "Nachtwerk" is the first official release of SOLARIZE, which presents selected pieces from the years 1991 to 1998.

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ALU

Die Vertreibung der Zeit. Out October 26th, 2018

The ALU oeuvre covers seven years of divergent creativity, yet the group's inner compass never wavers. ALU represent understated understatement, their music touching on genres such as electro, techno or IDM which would only materialize years later. Repetitive sequences sound like taut loops, their frequencies tuned to allow the original sample to shine through in skeletal fashion. "Die Vertreibung der Zeit" is more than a mere historical document — in order to understand the bigger picture of contemporary club culture, this collection of ALU songs is an essential piece of the puzzle.

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SOWAS VON EGAL

German Synth Wave Underground 1980–1985. Out November 2nd, 2018

"Sowas von egal" is a collaboration between the Hamburg record label Bureau B and the Hamburg party series Damaged Goods. The divergent trajectories of a record company on the one hand and DJs on the other are happily aligned through a love and passion for seeking out, collecting, releasing and playing rare, remarkable music which simply needs to be heard.
The Damaged Goods DJs created the party as a danceable party where they could play music beyond the regular and repetitious repertoire of (dark) electro clichés. The focus is on seldom heard post punk and synth wave from the 1980s. Many of the old records had only been pressed in small quantities, often sold exclusively at the respective bands' gigs. More than 30 years later, it is almost impossible to get hold of these tracks... until now.

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CARL MATTHEWS

Call For World Saviours. Reissue (1984) Out December 14th, 2018

Mesmerizing D-I-Y electronic music from Cumbria, UK. Influenced by the Berlin School but, even more, by Tim Blake. "Call For World Saviours" features music which is both timeless and very much of its time, a disappearing act on the part of its creator whose character nevertheless resonates in every note. Released 1984 on cassette only. FIRST TIME ON CD & VINYL!

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KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF

There are Actions Which We Have Neglected and Which Never Cease to Call Us. Out September 21th, 2018

After 20 years of Kammerflimmer Kollektief, with 10 albums thus far, the time has come to take a trip. The Karlsruhe combo guide us through seven stations in an unfathomable Terra Incognita, where a listening space emerges at the intersection of improvisation and composition, a space where certitude slips out of reach, jouncing incessantly between precision and freedom, oscillating furiously between cut-up and palimpsest — and, just when we think we may have pinned it down, disappears altogether.

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LAPRE

Auferstehung. Elektronische Musik aus Berlin 1983/1984. CD, vinyl, digital

In 1983, electronic musician Rudolf Langer (Tyndall) and guitarist Peter Preuß teamed up to form a duo by the name of LAPRE (LAnger + PREuß). Aligned with the second generation of the Berlin School, their output is incredibly varied: from repetitive sequencer patterns via playfully cheerful synth pop all the way to atmospheric, hypnotic minor key expanses. It's all there. By 1984 LAPRE had released two tapes and a 12 inch vinyl. Our compilation presents the most compelling tracks from these releases. All appearing on CD for the very first time.

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SOUNDTRACK "FLY ROCKET FLY"

From The Jungle To The Stars. CD, vinyl, digital

"Fly Rocket Fly" tells the remarkable story of how a Swabian engineer and his crew founded the world's first private space exploration enterprise (OTRAG) and successfully established a launch facility in the Congolese jungle in the early 1970's. The soundtrack is by Bureau B artists, featuring these tracks: 01 Solyst - Atomium | 02 Camera - Skylla | 03 ESB - Market | 04 Heiko Maile - Lampoldshausen | 05 Günter Schickert - Wanderer | 06 Dennis Young - Found Trees | 07 Heiko Maile - Plateau Kapani Tono | 08 Rolf Trostel - Bao | 09 Die Wilde Jagd - Austerlitz | 10 Moebius Neumeier Engler - De Nema | 11 Heiko Maile - Boat Trip | 12 Camera - From The Outside | 13 Conrad Schnitzler - 03_1980. (Tracks marked bold appear in the preview.)

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STATION 17

Blick. CD, vinyl, digital

New production from the artist collective founded in 1990, comprising musicians with and without disabilities. Following releases on Mute, Mercury and What's So Funny About, this is their tenth album and their first on Bureau B. Guests: Jean-Hervé Peron and Zappi Diermaier from faUSt, Günter Schickert, Ulrich Schnauss, Pyrolator, Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann, Andreas Dorau, Schneider TM, Andreas Spechtl and Datashock.

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DIE WILDE JAGD

Uhrwald Orange. CD, vinyl (incl. CD), digital

The Uhrwald (engl. "Clockwood") – a place of dreams and sounds, with its own sense of time. Channelled into his band Die Wilde Jagd, Sebastian Lee Philipp's obsession for this place unleashes a uniquely spellbinding project of minimalist, tenebrous intensity. Recorded in the studio which lends its name to the sophomore album, Uhrwald Orange weaves a dense, atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy.

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DATASHOCK

Kräuter der Provinz. CD, vinyl (incl. CD), digital

— The musicians: artist collective with changing personnel, founded in Saarlouis in 2003 — The music: psychedelic (Krautrock) improvisations — How does it sound? "Like a free-folk-informed update on Amon Düül" (The Wire) / "A splendidly righteous motherfucker" (Julian Cope on their album "Pyramiden von Gießen") / "Neo-Hippie-Spook-Folk" (in their own words)

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HELDON

III "It's Always Rock 'n' Roll". Double CD, double vinyl, digital

Third album from the French spacerock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas (1975). Heldon's darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz and trippy improvisations. Intense Heldon!

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HELDON

IV "Agneta Nilsson". CD, vinyl, digital

The fourth Heldon album "Agneta Nilsson" sees Richard Pinhas and his changing entourage of musicians delve even deeper into Heldon's sonic universe. Their trusted array of hypnotic synthesizer sounds is underscored in places by drums and/or guitar. Mind-expanding stuff!

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DENNIS YOUNG

Synthesis. Electronic Music 1984–1988. CD, vinyl, digital

Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band LIQUID LIQUID, which is known for their piece "Cavern" from 1983, which in turn became very well known because Grandmaster Flash sampled it and used it as the basis for their hit "White Lines". But Young was more than just a member of the band, he produced plenty of his own music, much of it reflecting his passion for analog electronics. He was fascinated by the pioneers of the genre. In 2016 Bureau B released "Wave", a collection of pieces Young had issued on cassettes between 1985–1988. "Synthesis", by contrast, features tracks from 1984–1988 which have never been previously released.

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TYNDALL

Reflexionen. Reissue from 1982. CD, vinyl, digital

The third Tyndall album is less experimental than the electronic duo's previous work Traumland. The songs, featuring vocoder vocals, are more clearly structured into verses and choruses, the arrangements more considered. Stylistically, "Reflexionen" is a mix of synth-pop and electronic Krautrock, at times not a million miles away from the early works of Andreas Dorau. FIRST TIME ON CD!

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TYNDALL

Durch die Zeiten. Reissue from 1983. CD, vinyl, digital

Having successfully released three albums, the Berlin-based electronic duo Tyndall fell out so badly with one another in 1983 that they ended up splitting the fourth album in two, taking a side each. Jürgen Krehan's half showcases his customarily nimble synth-pop, as well as several pieces influenced by classical music. Rudolf Langer launches into celestial revelry on the other side, underpinned here and there by a driving beat. Nevertheless: both sides sound unmistakeably like Tyndall. FIRST TIME ON CD!

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HELDON

Electronique Guerilla. Reissue from 1974. CD, vinyl, digital

Heldon were the most important French electronic space rock musiscians. The band were Richard Pinhas with a variety of guest musicians on different tracks. The debut "Electronique Guerilla" (1974) is a psychedelic sonic symbiosis of Pinhas' 1954 Gibson Les Paul and his EMS Synthi AKS. It even features a special guest appearance by the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze reciting Nietzsche!

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HELDON

Allez-Téia. Reissue from 1975. CD, vinyl, digital

Second album from the French space rock electro combo. Here, Heldon mastermind Richard Pinhas has formed a duo with Georges Grunblatt. The music: an interplay of feather-light acoustic guitars, Mellotron textures, fuzzy sounds and heavy, spherical synthesizers.

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TYNDALL

Sonnenlicht. Reissue from 1980. CD, vinyl, digital

The two electronic sonic inventors Jürgen Krehan and Rudolf Langer founded Tyndall in the year 1980, naming their duo after a light scattering phenomenon in physics. Armed with an impressive array of instruments, devices and home-made synthesizers, they created free and easy electronic music in the style of the Berlin School (Berliner Schule), much to the liking of the legendary Sky Records who released their debut album. FIRST TIME ON CD!

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TYNDALL

Traumland. Reissue from 1981. CD, vinyl, digital.

Tyndall pulled out all the stops for their second album. Armed with an impressive array of analogue synthesizers, they unleashed the full force of their experimentalist ambitions, weaving synth pop, repetitive bass patterns, laminar sounds and carefree melodies into a unique amalgam of the Düsseldorf and Berlin Schools. FIRST TIME ON CD!

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MOEBIUS STORY LEIDECKER / ANDREAS SPECHTL (RSD excl.)

Record Store Day 2018 exclusive split 12" Maxi

One Side: Moebius Story Leidecker 1) Zucken 2) Schnorr. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album "Familiar" (BB224).
Other Side: Andreas Spechtl 1) Iron Curtain 2) Turn It Off 3) Xmas (Live In Ladan Street, Tehran). Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album "Thinking About Tomorrow, And How To Build It" (BB278).

All previously unreleased material.


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DER PLAN / SCHLAMMPEITZIGER (RSD excl.)

Record Store Day 2018 exclusive split 12" Maxi

One Side: Der Plan 1) Wie der Wind weht (Plankton vs. Defcon Remix) 2) Man leidet herrlich (Schlammpeitziger Remix) 3) Nur ein Augenblick. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album "Unkapitulierbar" (BB224).
Other Side: Schlammpeitziger 1) Hut zur Lücke 2) Manchmal Morrikonemelke. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album "Damenbartblick auf Pregnant Hill" (BB276).

All previously unreleased material.


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ESMARK / BROCKMANN//BARGMANN (RSD excl.)

Record Store Day 2018 exclusive split 12" Maxi

One Side: Esmark 1) Rudiments I 2) Rudiments II. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for the album "Mara I" (BB273) and "Mara II" (BB274).
Other Side: Brockmann//Bargmann 1) Permafrost 2) Pre-Horizont 3) Polar. Produced during the sessions for the album "Licht" (BB269)

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RICHARD PINHAS

Rhizosphere. Reissue from 1977. CD, vinyl, digital

Richard Pinhas is one of the most important French electronic space rock musicians. Following five albums with HELDON, his band, Richard Pinhas released his first solo record in 1977. Backed by Heldon's congenial drummer François Auger but no longer bound by the group dynamic, he explores his freshly purchased Moog Modular system in search of new sounds. It marked a departure into new realms!

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SCHLAMMPEITZIGER

Damenbartblick auf Pregnant Hill. CD, vinyl, digital

German electronic musician Jo Zimmermann launched his solo career in the early 90s, naming his project after a fish whose life skills include swallowing air and farting it out (Schlammpeitziger = weatherfish). One of his many celebrity fans, Jan St. Werner (Mouse On Mars), has this to say about his newest, eleventh album: "For those looking for a future that doesn't reach back into the past but is searching for access to engrossment, Schlammpeitziger's new album should be just the ticket."

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FONDATION

Les Cassettes 1980—1983. Compilation. CD, vinyl, digital

In the early 1980s, the French musical duo Fondation, comprising Ivan Coaquette and Anannka Raghel, released three tapes of fantastic electronic music which owed much to the experimentalism of the seventies. Synthesizer, organ, drum computer, solo guitar. Repetitive, meditative, hypnotic. Between ambient and synth pop. "Les Cassettes 1980—1983" presents a selection of their finest pieces. FIRST TIME ON CD & VINYL!

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