To celebrate Roedelius' 80th anniversary Bureau B prepared two special releases:
Tape Archive 1973-1978. 3 LPs (180g) + 3 CDs + Booklet with linernotes
Bureau B releases a limited 3-LP Boxset to celebrate Roedelius' 80th anniversary! With "Roedelius Tape Archive 1972-1978" for the first time ever this Roedelius audio sketchbook has been digitalised and available to the public. The boxset offers us a deep insight into the creative process of his music. Fleeting notes, slivers of ideas, so to speak, moments of inspiration. Finger exercises, experiments in harmony, studies in rhythm are also preserved on these magnetic tapes.
Electronic Music – compiled by Lloyd Cole. CD / vinyl / download
Official Hans-Joachim Roedelius 80th anniversary release! British songwriter Lloyd Cole has long since been a fan of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Cluster. For convincing evidence, one need look no further than his 2001 album "Plastic Wood", a purely electronic opus which was an unambiguous homage to his musical idols. In 2013 Cole and Roedelius actually joined forces to release their "Selected Studies Vol. 1" album (BB 124). Cole has now listened through the Hans-Joachim Roedelius solo archives to present his favourite synthesizer or organ pieces in our KOLLEKTION series.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius, born in Berlin in 1934, starred as a child in a number of UFA films. He fled Berlin in 1943, moving from one place to another before being conscripted into the National People's Army (NVA) of the German Democratic Republic. Again he took flight, only to end up in prison. He trained as a male nurse, then as a hospice orderly. Having relocated from East to West Berlin, he went on to meander through Europe (as a thatcher, detective, masseur, bartender, cleaning toilets), before finally becoming a freelance artist, with avant-garde music his prime focus. Co-founder of Berlin's first free art studio, the Zodiak Arts Lab (1967), he was also a founder member of various groups, namely Human Being, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia, Tempus Transit and Lunzprojekt.
He played on around 160 record productions either as a soloist or with band projects. Some 1600 musical works bear his name, plus a similar number of texts (poetry, prose etc.).
Music for dance theatre productions, oratorios, radio plays, symphonies. Cultural award winner in his home town of Baden, near Vienna, stipendiary of Vienna's Alban Berg Foundation. Honorary President of the Moving Culture Festival in Tirana (Albania), Honorary member of the Happy Valley Foundation in Ojai (California/USA), artistic director of the More Ohr Less symposum and festival at Lunz am See, Austria. Collaborations with artists all over the world, including Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Susumu Hirasawa, Tim Story, Dwight Ashley, Dieter Moebius, David Bickley, Jurij Novoselic, Stanislaw Michalak, Fatos Qerimaj, Fabio Capanni, Nicola Alesini, Michael Rother, Stefan Schneider, Alquimia, Yuko Matsuzaki, Clementine Gasser, Bernadette Reiter, Florian Tanzer, Georg Taylor, Neil Mac'Coll, Felix Jay and Lloyd Cole
BUREAU B RELEASESIn KLUSTER (with Conrad Schnitzler, Dieter Moebius)
Zwei Osterei (BB111)
Schwarz (Eruption) (BB112)
In CLUSTER (with Dieter Moebius):
Cluster 71 (BB58)
Cluster & Eno (BB31)
After The Heat (with Brian Eno) (BB30)
Grosses Wasser (BB26)
Durch die Wüste (BB28)
Jardin au fou (BB23)
Selbstportrait I (BB63)
Selbstportrait II (BB64)
Selbstportrait VI/The Diary of the Unforgotten (BB52)
Wenn der Südwind weht/Selbstportrait IV (BB41)
Wasser im Wind (BB69)
Gift of the Moment/Geschenk des Augenblicks (BB62)
Wie das Wispern des Windes/Like the Whispering of the Wind (BB66)
Momenti Felici (BB68)
Piano Piano (BB67)
Plays Piano/Live in London 1985 (BB78)
Offene Türen (BB127)
Selbstportrait III/Reise durch Arcadien (BB126)
In QLUSTER (with Onnen Bock):
With STEFAN SCHNEIDER:
With LLOYD COLE:
Selected Studies Vol. 1 (BB124)
Wikipedia on Roedelius
Music from "Piano Piano"
Music from "Wie das Wispern des Windes"
Music from "Wasser im Wind"
Music from "Roedelius Plays Piano"
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