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Various - Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-83) Record A 2LP

Various - Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 (Experimental German Rock And Electronic Musik 1971-83) Record A 2LP

Soul Jazz Records

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"A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music." THE GUARDIAN

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Soul Jazz Records Deutsche Elektronische Music Volume 2 is now available as two separate double LPs (and also on double CD) for the first time in over 10 years (after a super limited box edition came out last year).

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Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2’ is their second voyage into the world of Krautrock and German electronic music from the 1970s and early 1980s.

Two double LPs (with over 2½ hours of amazing music) features a stunning line-up of seminal German groups, including Can, Faust, Popul Vuh, Neu!, Cluster, Amon Düül II, 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 in two volumes of heavyweight, super-loud vinyl double albums, featuring all sleevenotes and text.

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REVIEWS

'A wise man once said there are three certainties in life - death, taxes and you'll never regret investing in a Soul Jazz comp. Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 is as essential as compilations get.' Resident

'Like its predecessor, this second volume combines selections from the scene-that-was-never-a-unified-scene’s“big hitters” (Can,Faust, Amon Düül II, NEU!,Popol Vuh) with rarely heardtracks from more peripheral entities or latter-day ingenues (Bröselmaschine, Niagara,You, Asmus Tietchens). And it all still sounds like the future' Record Collector

"Brilliantly curated" The Province

"A sterling mix of bravery, innocence and playfulness." The Independent

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