December 2018

Beautiful Berlin School music:
Carl Matthews cassette on CD + vinyl

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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More spaced out synth prog by
R. Pinhas: "Chronolyse" & "East West"

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. His first and only album to be released by a major label (CBS) was "East West". Some say it is his most commercial one, Pinhas doesn't see it that way. Form your own opinion. Out now! CD/vinyl/download/stream

Read more about "Chronolyse": here

Read more about "East West": here

November 2018

Analogue sounds like 40 years ago

"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. In their choice of equipment, Qluster reach back to their own history as Cluster, more than forty years ago, when legendary albums like "Zuckerzeit", "Sowiesoso" and "Curiosum" were made. "Elemente" has been crafted exclusively with analogue instruments. Out now.

Rare German 80s gems compilation

A new sampler marks the 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.

ALU – a missing piece to
contemporary club culture

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.


First CAMOUFLAGE album:
30th anniversary edition out now!

With songs like "The Great Commandment" and "Love Is A Shield" the German trio Camouflage gained attention and huge success all over the world. To mark the 30th anniversary of their debut "Voices & Images" (1988), the album now earns a repackaged, limited edition reissue featuring deleted remixes, rare versions and B-sides. Available as a double CD and triple vinyl.

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New tour dates for Die Wilde Jagd

Don't miss them!

17.10. Leipzig, Conne Island
18.10. Köln, Gewölbe
19.10. Amsterdam, De School
20.10. Liege, KulturA
16.11. Zürich, Alors-Festival


Great movie, great track:
Watch the video "Lampoldshausen"

From the soundtrack for "Fly Rocket Fly".
A track by Heiko Maile

Kammerflimmer Kollektief takes a trip.
11th album out now

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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Retro-futuristic soundtrack for
"Fly Rocket Fly" out now

"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 tracks by Camera, Die Wilde Jagd, Conrad Schnitzler, Günter Schickert, ESB, Heiko Maile (Camouflage), Rolf Trostel, Moebius/Neumeier/Engler and Dennis Young. CD/vinyl/digital. Available now. And perhaps in a cinema near you.

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Watch the trailer here

LAPRE – rare electronic music
from Berlin 1983/84. Out now.

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. CD/vinyl/digital. Available now.

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DER PLAN live in original line-up!

The inventors of the Düsseldorf avant-garde synthpop will play three amazing gigs. Don't miss it:

25.10. Düsseldorf (Tanzhaus)
22.11. Berlin (arkaoda)
23.11. Hamburg (Kampnagel)

JUNE 2018

More French synth space rock:
Two more HELDON albums reissued

Album no. three and four by the most important French electronic space rock band. HELDON were Richard Pinhas with a variety of guest musicians on different tracks. The third, their darkest album "It's Always Rock'n'Roll" (double vinyl/CD! 1975) lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz and trippy improvisations. The fourth album "Agnetha Nilsson" (1976) 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. Out now! CD/vinyl/download/stream

Read more about "It's Always Rock'n'Roll": English / Deutsch

Read more about "IV/Agneta Nilsson": English / Deutsch

MAY 2018

"Neo Hippie Spook Folk"
New Datashock album out now

Who are Datashock? An artist collective with changing personnel, founded in Saarlouis in 2003. What is Datashock? Psychedelic Krautrock improvisations. How does Datashock 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). Convince yourself. The new album is called "Kräuter der Provinz". CD/vinyl/stream/download available now.

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Electronic music from Berlin 1982/83.
3rd and 4th TYNDALL album out now

The third Tyndall album "Reflexionen" 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.
"Durch die Zeiten", their fourth album, was marked by a deep rift. Jürgen Krehan and Rudolf Langer had fallen out to such an extent that sharing the album was out of the question. Instead, the duo divided it up, with Krehan taking the A-side and Langer the B-side. In common with its predecessors, meanwhile, the album title mirrored a central concept: "Durch die Zeiten" is a musical interpretation of various geological and humanistic eras.
Both albums are on CD for the first time!

Read more about "Reflexionen": English / Deutsch

Read more about "Durch die Zeiten": English / Deutsch

More electronic music gems by
Dennis Young: "Synthesis" out now

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. CD/vinyl/stream/download available now.

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APRIL 2018

New album by Die Wilde Jagd.
"Uhrwald Orange" out now!

Finally! Die Wilde Jagd release second album "Uhrwald Orange". Channelled into his band, Sebastian Lee Philipp's obsession for the recording studio Uhrwald Orange unleashes a uniquely spellbinding project of minimalist, tenebrous intensity. This album weaves a dense, atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy. CD/vinyl/stream/download available now.

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MARCH 2018

Milestone of French synth space rock:
First two HELDON albums reissued

Heldon were the most important French electronic space rock musicians. 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! On the second album "Allez Téia" (1975) Pinhas has formed a duo with Georges Grunblatt. The music is a fanstastic interplay of feather-light acoustic guitars, Mellotron textures, fuzzy sounds and heavy, spherical synthesizers. Out now! CD/vinyl/download/stream

Read more about "Electronique Guerilla": English / Deutsch

Read more about "Allez Téia": English / Deutsch

Richard Pinhas and HELDON on tour:

Richard Pinhas + Kapital
April 12: Lodz (PL), Farbyka Sztuki
April 13: Warszawa (PL), Nina
April 14: Gdansk (PL), Klub Zak
April 15: Krakow (PL), Alchemia

Richard Pinhas solo
April 21: Bordeaux, location TBA
May 31: Red Bull Music Academy (with Stephen O'Malley)

HELDON (RP with Florian Tatard and Arthur Nancy)
April 18: Copenhagen (DK), Alice
July 14: London (UK), Cafe OTO

Station 17 vs. Bureau B artists
New album "Blick" out now

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! CD/vinyl/stream/download available now.

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TYNDALL reissued for the first time!
"Sonnenlicht" + "Traumland" out now!

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 "Sonnenlicht" in 1980. One year later they came up with the more experimental "Traumland". Bureau B releases the four albums Tyndall have recorded. "Sonnenlicht" and "Traumland" are out now. The other two will follow later this year. These sought after gems have never been reissued before! CD/vinyl/download/stream

Read more about "Sonnenlicht": English / Deutsch

Read more about "Traumland": English / Deutsch

R. Pinhas' "Rhizosphere" reissued

Richard Pinhas is one of the most important French electronic space rock musicians. Following five albums with HELDON, his band, Pinhas released his first solo record "Rhizosphere" in 1977. Backed by Heldon's congenial drummer Francois 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! CD/vinyl/stream/download available now.

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New Station 17 album coming soon!
Watch the making-of trailer


French electronic music unearthed:
FONDATION compilation out now

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.

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