Released 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 cam 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 ›
Rudi Esch’s German language book ‘Electri_City – Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf’ documents the city’s innovative and inspiring music scene. To further celebrate Düsseldorf’s contribution to the world, Esch has unveiled the ELECTRI_CITY_Conference to be held from Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st October 2015.
Those taking part will include those whose music was influenced by bands from the scene such as Rusty Egan, Peter Hook, Stephen Mallinder, Daniel Miller, Andy McCluskey and Martyn Ware. The Electricity Club had the pleasure of chatting to Rudi Esch about the ELECTRI_CITY_Conference. Continue Reading ›
The story of WOLFGANG RIECHMANN is tragic and had his life not been cut short, he certainly had the potential to become a revered and respected cult musical figure like his German contemporaries Michael Rother from NEU! and Manuel Gӧttsching of ASHRA.
RIECHMANN is the forgotten man in the Düsseldorf axis which spawned NEU! and KRAFTWERK. Indeed, he was even in a band called SPIRITS OF SOUND with Michael Rother and Wolfgang Flür before each separately joined KRAFTWERK at stages of Klingklang’s development. With his multi-instrumental virtuoso ability, he recorded a beautiful collection of instrumentals. Continue Reading ›