Kollektion 04: Bureau B compiled by Richard Fearless

Richard Fearless, best known as the leader and founder of British band DEATH IN VEGAS, has listened his way through Bureau B’s archive presenting a compilation of the catalogue on 2 CDs / 3 LPs. Kollektion 04 includes efforts by Cluster, Roedelius, Kreidler, 39 Clocks, Thomas Dinger, Günter Schickert and many more.
CD 1:
1. Phantom Band:
Freedom Of Speech
2. Günter Schickert: Suleika
3. Faust: Kundalini Tremolo
4. Ougenweide: Tritons Ruf
5. Riechmann: Abendlicht
6. Asmus Tietchens:
Falter-Lamento
7. The 39 Clocks: Radical Student
Mob In Satin Boots
8. Der Plan: Adrenalin lässt
das Blut kochen
9. You: Deep Range
10. Sølyst: The Swell
11. Moebius Plank Neumeier:
Pitch Control
12. Moebius & Beerbohm:
Doppelschnitt

 

CD 2:
1. Thomas Dinger: Für Dich
2. Moebius: B 36
3. Gregor Schnitzler: 15
4. Kreidler: New Earth
5. Cluster: Sowiesoso
6. Roedelius: Thronfolge
7. Qluster: Urania
8. Phantom Band: Gravity
9. Pyrolator: Deep Range
10. Automat: The Streets
(feat. Lydia Lunch)
11. Roedelius: Langer Atem
12. Moebius & Renziehausen:
Notre Dame
13. Faust: Herbststimmung

Richard Fearless on his modus operandi:
“I always listen out for music with a sense a space; where compositions are stripped down to the barest compo- nents while retaining the power to conjure emotion. It’s for this reason that I’m so drawn to dub, techno and German avant-garde minimalist music. To me the bands and labels in the Bureau B archive, current and past, were looking to distant lands, their own “Neuland”, whether in the future with bands like YOU and Riechmann, or from a more remote past, like medieval folk band Ougenweide. They were creating something radical and experimental, something that didn’t draw on the same rhythm and blues, Anglo-American rock that was saturating the airwaves at the time. They were pioneers in every sense of the word.
With all due respect for the music that forged these paths, it was on hearing the mental guitar on Faust’s “Herbstimmung” that I knew to look not only at the so-called golden years of this era, but to look at what these artists were doing later, as well as the new bands that were emerging from those schools. Artists who are still creating, still innovating. I hope you enjoy the journey.”

About Bureau B and the KOLLEKTION series:
Bureau B sees itself as a platform for exciting varieties of electronic, free-spirited music. The spectrum ranges from pop to avant-garde. The label has amassed an impressive catalogue of reissues and new productions in recent years, including classics from the genre of electronic music in the 1970s and early 1980s popularly classified as Krautrock (Cluster, Roedelius, Moebius, Plank, Schnitzler), alongside new recordings by such formative artists as Faust, Kreidler, Roedelius, Tietchens, Moebius, to name just a few. To provide an overview of the various musical styles in which Bureau B specializes, the label has created a new series entitled KOLLEKTION. Each release in this series will be curated by a musician perfectly suited to the task.

 

 

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