Camera Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Klaus Johann Grobe, Moon Duo, Exploded View, Cavern of Anti-Matter, The Blue Angel Lounge, Karies, Cave, Minami Deutsch, The Myrrors, Lumerians, Mythic Sunship, The Oscillation
Berlin-based Krautrockers Camera drop their fourth full-length record courtesy of Bureau B (Die Wilde Jagd, Faust). Emotional Detox finds the group using the Motorik groove as a base from which they can incorporate elements of synth-pop, psych-rock and dream-pop. All in all this LP is a pleasant listen full of groove and melody.
Camera / Richard Pinhas
Two decent-sized chunks of exclusive sound from Camera and Heldon hero Richard Pinhas. Both artists are experts in out-rock, and both bring their A-game to this Split. Pinhas’s side was recorded in the same sessions as his album Reverse, so if you enjoyed that you should certainly go for this. 12” on Bureau B.
Bureau B (Die Wilde Jagd, Conrad Schnitzler) drop the debut LP from Berlin-based Krautrockers Camera. Radiate has a pretty to-the-point sound - there’s only three in the band, after all, so don’t expect anything too Amon Düül. Besides that, the Motorik grooves motor with a muscular intensity here that makes one think of Can on steroids.
If you are a fan of the 70s kraut thump of the likes of Neu and early Kraftwerk then Camera could well be the band for you. These Germans (natch) have a propulsive drummer in the shape of the aptly named Michael Drummer and add in lots of bleeps and bloops and fizzing early computer sounds. They have a manic energy too that suggests they could be well suited to soundtracking some terrifying pursuit video game.
Come on, don't you remember when I was carbon dioxide? You don't? I was wearing the green jumper, remember? Yes that was it. Camera are a Berlin band who have a penchant for playing in public places without permission. The little rat bags. They play a form of kraut-rock but are not overly reverential to their forebearers, instead they hit on a motorik-driven beat and go with the flow adding in keyboards and guitars and seeing where it gets them. They believe in repetition but are not seeking to solely re-create Can or NEU!.