― geeg, Monday, 2 September 2002 18:19 (12 years ago) Permalink
― phil turnbull (philT), Monday, 2 September 2002 18:28 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Monday, 2 September 2002 18:50 (12 years ago) Permalink
― tigerclawskank, Tuesday, 3 September 2002 13:09 (12 years ago) Permalink
Wasn't there a Harmonium-related release from Rykodisc in recent years?
― David R. (popshots75`), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 13:40 (12 years ago) Permalink
Sounds like either Zuckerzeit or Sowiesoso. Actually, Zuckerzeit was also produced by Michael Rother, and I think it sounds very similar to the first Harmonia album.
Re: Kluster. First two records are trying at best (though I think the worst I could pan them is as "Stockhausen lite"), but "Eruption" is pretty scary. This was originally just a Conrad Schnitzler solo record, but is now credited to Kluster as all three play on it.
― dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 13:41 (12 years ago) Permalink
Yes, it's Harmonia 76, which is them + Brian Eno.
― dleone (dleone), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 13:42 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Phil (phil), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 18:35 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Tuesday, 3 September 2002 20:59 (12 years ago) Permalink
― bob snoom, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:13 (12 years ago) Permalink
― dleone (dleone), Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:27 (12 years ago) Permalink
― bob snoom, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:40 (12 years ago) Permalink
Are you threatening me?
― Jody Beth Rosen, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:43 (12 years ago) Permalink
― bob snoom, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 11:51 (12 years ago) Permalink
"geeg" you should also look for "deluxe" by harmonia, it's just as great as "musik von" but has a touch more epic-ness and cohesion to it. and honestly it's perfect driving music
and look for grosses wasser and zuckerzeit by cluster, soweisoso is ok
and while I'm making suggestions, la dusseldorf's first three albums - la dusseldorf, viva, and individuellos - are all classics. if harmonia did the soundtrack to the 1980 olympics. cheeky and fucking brilliant
― andrew c (andrew), Friday, 22 November 2002 22:12 (12 years ago) Permalink
I've been enjoying the recent Water reissue of Michael Rother's Flammende Herzen (I can't tell from the liner notes if Sky released it in 1976 or 1977) and Sterntaler (1978). I looked at their site to see what else they've done lately and it hasn't been updated in a couple years, oddly.
I also noticed that Cluster's Zuckerzeit and both Harmonia albums were reissued on Revisited last summer. Does anyone know how the remasters compare to the German imports from the early 90s?
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 13:17 (6 years ago) Permalink
Musik Von Harmonia is one of the best albums I've heard in a very long time. It's perfect, to me (although 'Ohrwurm' is rather tedious).
I listened to some Deluxe on youtube, and the other albums, and didn't really care for them at all. I didn't care for Cluster, either.
I think that when it comes to Kosmische stuff, there's a point in the 70s where it all starts to sound a bit too crisp and too predictable, and then it starts to sound like New Age music.
Other tracks that might appeal to fans of this album: Phaedra, from Tangerine Dreams' Phaedra album, and Sunrise in the Third System, from TD's Alpha Centuri album. Neither are beat-driven, but they have a similar soundscape.
This Library album might also be of interest to you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJTgSV2sfk
I think part of what I find appealing about these tracks are the lo-fi/hauntological aspect. It's electronic, but it sounds like they're using mic'ed amps and spring reverbs, so they have a very 70s Sci-fi weirdness to them. If anyone had other recommendations in this vein, I would be interested in hearing suggestions.
― PublicRadio, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
You know what, on second liste, that Roger Davy record isn't much lik Musik Von Harmonia, at all.
― PublicRadio, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
I've been finding the No UFO's release on public information = mind controls the flood, has some very Harmonia sequences.
― my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'm starting to warm up to Cluster. Zuckerzeit still sounds to me like 'Musik Von', but incomplete. I tried going back through old Tangerine Dream and found most of it pretty drawn out and tedious, but I would love to find more stuff in the vein of Musik Von Harmonia. Was anyone else using rhythm boxes this far back? I guess Kraftwerk was.
I should explore more Eno. I think my main criticism of Eno stuff is that it's usually in the Ionian mode, just straightforward, typical western scales. It sounds like his Ionian style dominates the Eno/Harmonia and Eno/Cluster stuff too.
― 3×5, Monday, 24 December 2012 20:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
'On the Run' by Pink Floyd just came to mind as being Harmonia/Cluster-esque.
― 3×5, Monday, 24 December 2012 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cluster '71 and Cluster II are highlights in my book. I enjoy Zuckerzeit's pop aesthetic, but always find myself drawn to the way-more spaced-out, alien textures of '71 and II.
― dronestreet, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:48 (1 year ago) Permalink