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MOOD TAEG Exophora

MOOD TAEG are a detached combo split between Düsseldorf and Shanghai. From the likes of CAN, CLUSTER, NEU! and HARMONIA to more recent exponents of the form like CAVERN OF ANTI-MATTER and IMMERSION, MOOD TAEG follow in the tradition of instrumental kosmische experimentation. Their debut album ‘Exophora’ comprises of five lengthy tracks exploring the rhythmic hypnotism of Apache beats, half speed guitar and expansive electronic soundscaping. Continue Reading ›

DAS BLAUE PALAIS Welt Am Draht

Welt am Draht (2)DAS BLAUE PALAIS is the project of Düsseldorf based music veteran and Bellerophon Records co-founder Jochen Oberlack. His aim was “to mash up Elektronische Musik and Krautrock - but straight from the view out of 2015, just to create a hybrid somewhere between HARMONIA, NEU! and LA DÜSSELDORF!” Competent in guitar and drums, synthesizers, VSTs and antique drum computers were also brought into the mix by Oberlack to help accomplish his dream. Continue Reading ›

ELECTRI_CITY 1_2

electri_city2Released to coincide with ‘ELECTRI_CITY - The Düsseldorf School Of Electronic Music’, the book by Rudi Esch about the city’s music heritage, ‘ELECTRI_CITY 2’ gathers together some of the more accessible elements of Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Kosmische and Neue Deutsche Welle. A deluxe 2CD edition ‘ELECTRI_CITY 1_2’. adds the first volume that came out alongside the book. Issued by Grönland Records, think of it as a direct journey of discovery, but with the benefit of a local tour guide as well. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To CONNY PLANK

conny_plank2It was at Conny’s Studio just outside of Cologne that a number of landmark recordings were completed, notably KRAFTWERK’s ‘Autobahn’ and ULTRAVOX’s ‘Vienna’. The studio was the operational centre of engineer and producer Konrad Plank. As well as studio work, CONNY PLANK was an active musician. He leaves an important musical legacy. The Electricity Club looks back at eighteen of his works, with a restriction of one track per album project… Continue Reading ›

ELECTRI_CITY_CONFERENCE 2015

Rusty vs Andy - Chi Ming LaiDüsseldorf paid homage to its electronic music history with a three day event of lectures, discussions and live music. The ELECTRI_CITY CONFERENCE celebrated the work of pioneers like KRAFTWERK, DAF, RIECHMANN, NEU! and LA DÜSSELDORF, as well as reflecting its worldwide influence. A year in the planning, the organisers assembled an impressive line-up of artists, musicians and academics which read like a ‘Who’s Who?’ of electronic music. Continue Reading ›

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