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Der Plan
Die Peitsche des Lebens

Recorded at a point at which Der Plan was becoming more a side-project for Moritz Reichelt, Kai Horn and Frank Fenstermacher, 1989’s ‘Die Peitsche Des Lebens’ was the trio’s final album before the Neue Deutsche Welle pioneers’ split in the early Nineties. Some Einstürzende Neubauten-meets-'The Clangers' weirdness from the kings of that sort of thing.
  • Vinyl LP (BB361LP)
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  • CD (BB361)

Der Plan
Es Ist Eine Fremde Und Seltsame Welt

Translated as “it is a strange world” - referring to a quote from David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’ - ‘Es Ist Eine Fremde Und Seltsame Welt’ was released by Neue Deutsche Welle pioneers Der Plan in 1987. Composed almost entirely in one infamous session, making use of an array of unusual time signatures and generally coming off like an after-hours Mr. Bungle, the album now gets a reissue via Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB360LP)
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  • CD (BB360)

Conrad Schnitzler
Paracon (The Paragon Session Outtakes 1978-1979

Giving a fabulous insight into the creation of some of Conrad Schnitzler’s finest albums in the late 1970s - namely the ‘Con’, ‘Consequenz’ and ‘Con 3’ records - ‘Paracon (The Paragon Sessions Outtakes 1978-1979)’ captures the German experimental musician with fellow spirit Wolfgang Seidel at Peter Baumann’s Paragon Studio.

Heldon
Stand By

French outfit Heldon’s 1979 album ‘Stand By’ is being re-released on limited edition sky-blue vinyl, courtesy of Souffle Continu Records. It’s essentially a rock record, built on electronic equipment, and is filled with proggy doom, punk ‘tude and guitarist Richard Pinhas’ masterful axework.
  • Vinyl LP (BB331LP)
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Martin Rev
See Me Ridin'

See Me Ridin’ is the fourth album by Martin Rev of New York synth-punks Suicide. It was originally in 1996 and was the first album to feature his vocals. It’s doubtful anyone would expect a synth player from the murky CBGBs scene would make a doo-wop record in the ‘90s, but that’s what he did. Well, doo-wop in the style of Martin Rev, that it, and it’s very enjoyable.
  • Vinyl LP (BB336LP)
  • CD (BB336)

Martin Rev
Strangeworld

Strangeworld is the fifth album by Suicide synth-man Martin Rev. It was originally released in 2000. It is the second album on which Rev uses his voice, although it is used as another sound rather than singing lyrics. Whilst Rev’s signature sound is familiar, it also features elements of the doo-wop music he loved as a youngster.
  • Vinyl LP (BB337LP)
  • CD (BB337)

Schlammpeitziger
Ein Weltleck in der Echokammer

Schlammpeitziger (Mud Whip) is the recording moniker of Jo Zimmerman, who turns his hand to illustration and performance art as well as music. Ein Weltleck in der Echokammer (A World Leak In The Echo Chamber, apparently) is hsi 10th album. The music he’s been making since 1992 is best described as weirdo lo-fi eletronica-meets-krautrock. Here he even blends in some ethereal dub loops. Although according to his friend and reggae expert, Bettina Lattak, his music has always shown reggae influences. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB345LP)
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Sorbet
Life Variations EP

A new solo project from Robocobra Quartet leader Chris W. Ryan, Sorbet seeks to address the fundamentals of birth, life and death within the confines of just 20 minutes for its first release. Life Variations is a beautiful three-track EP created from the same musical stem of two repeated piano chords, built upon with ProTools to become striking pieces of modern electronica. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BB358MS)
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Tolouse Low Trax
Jumping Dead Leafs

A new album from German-born dance music veteran Detlef Weinrich, a member of Kriedler and Toresch and who records under the solo moniker Tolouse Low Trax. Jumping Dead Leafs is a bit more raw than a great deal of his previous work, with leanings towards hip-hop as opposed to his normal industrial-influenced music. 
  • CD (BB346)

Harmonious Thelonious
Plong

Harmonious Thelonious is Stefan Schwander, a musician from Dusseldorf, Germany. His usual M.O. is to mix US minimalism with African rhythms and European-style melodicism. When Bureau B asked him to record for them he aimed to make his sound more industrial, incorporating non-musical sounds alongside traditional instruments. The satisfyingly named Plong is the result. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB352LP)
  • CD (BB352)

Conrad Schnitzler & Frank Bretschneider
Con-Struct

An album which sees Frank Bretschneider (a.k.a. Komet) interpreting the sounds of the late Conrad Schnitzler, one of the key figures in the German underground scene as a member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster, Con-Struct is a wonderful “merging of worlds”, in Bretschneider’s explanation. 
  • CD (BB349)

Conrad Schnitzler
Con

A re-issue on vinyl for Con, the 1978 collaboration album between Kluster founder Conrad Schnitzler and his Tangerine Dream colleague Peter Baumann in the Paragon Studio they had established together. It was among the final records to be made there, and didn’t really get the exposure it deserved due to Schnitzler’s reluctance to promote it. Perhaps that lack of exposure will change with this re-issue. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB350LP)
  • CD (BB350)

Gunther Wüsthoff
[to|digi]tal

[to|digi]tal is a new album of unreleased material from German musician Gunther Wüsthoff, one of the founding members of the iconic Faust. While this collection begins a good half a decade after the band had disintegrated, it still collects some pretty scintillating material from the years 1979 to 2007. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB348LP)
  • CD (BB348)

Conrad Schnitzler
Gelb (Bonus Version)

Krautrock's tangerine darling, Conrad Schnitzler, loved to make solo records and then name them after colours, and this was a long time ago, so take that, Weezer. 'Gelb', or yellow to us ignorant Brits, is comprised of recordings from 1974, and shows him out of sorts with a far less disciplined approach -- here, he improvises a bunch of shorter tracks with simple keyboard work.
  • Vinyl LP (BB196LP)
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Elephant Chateau
Dreamings & Offshore Drilling - Pearls and Turtles

Three decades after they came out, the Bureau B label is once again making available two classic recordings by Elephant Château - the 12” maxi single ‘Dreamings’ from 1985 and the 1990 mini-album Offshore Drilling under the combined name Dreamings & Offshore Drilling - Pearls And Turtles. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB328LP)
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  • CD (BB328)

Die Wilde Jagd
Haut

Songwriter and producer Sebastian Lee Philipp revives his Die Wilde Jagd for a third studio album. Just like its two predecessors (2015’s self-titled effort and 2018’s Uhrwald Orange), Haut utilises the help of various guests as well as Philipp’s production colleague Ralf Beck to take the listener on a hypnotic musical journey. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB343LP)
  • CD (BB343)

Roedelius
Selbstportrait Wahre Liebe

A whopping four decades after he released his first ‘Self Portrait’ album in 1979, after which a further seven instalments followed in the time up until 2002, another instalment in Hans-Joachim Roedelius has arrived. Selbstportrait Wahre Liebe is a timely reminder of the power of the German’s solo work outside of Cluster and Harmonia. 
  • CD (BB335)

Jimi Tenor
NY, Hel, Barca

The Bureau B label delivers a compilation exploring the early works of Finnish composer and musician Jimi Tenor. NY, Hel, Barca is a double-LP package containing 20 cuts from his first six studio albums from 1994 to 2001, including his three albums released on Warp Records at the end of the Nineties. 
  • CD (BB333)

CEL
CEL

CEL is the duo of Felix Kubin and Hubert Zemler. Kubin who you will know from a myriad other projects handles the electronics and zemler the percussion. Together they come up with seven instrumentals ranging from electronic pulses, ghostly synths and teutonic grooves. It's a wild ride with some out-there collaboration as you may expect. the wildest thing though is the press release we've been sent. Read it and believe that Kubin actually melts plastic and concrete with his music.  
  • Vinyl LP (BB334LP)
  • CD (BB334)

Heldon
Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale

Heldon’s fifth album 'Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale', released in 1976, is being re-released on limited-edition clear purple vinyl, courtesy of Souffle Continu Records. It’s an intense record, weaving together meaty prog and industrial rock with spicy electronica, to a fiery, aggressive effect.
  • Vinyl LP (BB329LP)

Roedelius
Tape Archive Essence 1973-1978

A distillation of the highlights of the 2014 compilation originally released in 2014 as 3LP + 3CD box set, comprising an audio ‘sketchbook’ of German electronic music composer Hans-Joachim Roedelius during the so-called ‘Forst years’ working closely with Cluster and Harmonia. Tape Archive Essence 1973-1978 boils the set down to an easily digestible single-disc release. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB340LP)
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Kreidler
Flood

German band Kreidler have had a lot of genres tagged to them since 1994. From krautrock to IDM to neo-classical to avant garde and more, they all describe the band’s creative approach. 'Flood' is their fourteenth album. It’s an 8 track album on which 5 of the tracks are called 'Flood', making a side-long suite of Floods.
  • Vinyl LP (BB321LP)
  • CD (BB321)

Conrad Schnitzler
Conditions of the Gas Giant

The late Conrad Schnitzler first issued Conditions Of The Gas Giant on a teeny tiny cassette run back in the late 1980’s. Now the fine folk at Bureau B have snapped up the music for a virgin vinyl/CD release. Conditions Of The Gas Giant is classic Schnitzler fare - slightly proggy avant-tronica that meets in the space between Jean-Michel Jarre and Holger Czukay.
  • Vinyl LP (BB320LP)

Martin Rev
Cheyenne

Long overdue re-issue of Cheyenne, the third solo album from Suicide’s Martin Rev. Although it was released in 1991, its origins went all the way back to the recording of Alan Vega / Martin Rev eleven years previously. Infusing the street-level immediacy of Suicide’s proto-electro-punk with pastoral pop-inspired sounds, Cheyenne is a lost gem. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB317LP)
  • CD (BB317)

Martin Rev
Clouds of Glory

As one half of electro-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev was responsible for some of the most influential and significant music of the late Seventies and early Eighties. Less well-known, however, is his solo career, something that this re-issue of 1985’s contemplative Clouds of Glory (Rev’s second outing) seeks to put right. 
  • Vinyl LP (BB316LP)
  • CD (BB316)

Von Spar
Under Pressure

Groovy neo-krautrock constellation Von Spar emerge from their Dumbo Studio in Cologne with the likes of Christopher “Marker Starling” Cummings, Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier, Vivien Goldman of The Flying Lizards, R. Stevie Moore and Eiko Ishibashi. The vibe of Under Pressure can perhaps best be summed up by the lyric “Should I be worried?”
  • Vinyl LP (BB322LP)
  • CD (BB322)

Young Scientist
Results, Not Answers

Young Scientist are one of the foremost bands from the first wave of Seattle’s alternative set. Back in the ‘70s before grunge was king, synths were the instrument de jour. Young Scientist took their inspiration from German electronic acts such Cluster, Harmonia and Tangerine Dream. Their album of hypnotic soundscapes, Results, Not Answers was originally released on cassette in 1979. Reissue on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB305LP)
  • CD (BB305)

Richard Pinhas
L'Ethique

Another fine Richard Pinhas reissue! This one, 1982’s L’Ethique, is Richard’s fifth album since concluding Heldon, and the last one he made before a long, decade-plus break from music. A notable album then.  L’Ethique is a spacey, jazzy, rocky experience, with lots of rad instrumental shapes thrown. Plenty of fine synthy action too. Reissued by Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB293LP)
  • CD (BB293)

Carl Matthews
Call For World Saviours

This LP actually came out in 1984, but given the monstrous mess that we have on our hands in 2018 an album entitled Call For World Saviours is due for a very timely re-release. Carl Matthews’ twinkling ambient synthesiser compositions are equal-parts Tangerine Dream, Tim Blake and the new age sounds that were coming out at the time of the record’s initial release. Calming sounds for crappy times.
  • Vinyl LP (BB313LP)
  • CD (BB313)

Richard Pinhas
East West

Here we have the fourth solo album by Richard Pinhas of Heldon, notable in part for being his only album released on a major label. That means that Mr. Pinhas had some larger resources at his disposal, and also that he scaled back the track-lengths to pop song levels (though the sounds are all Pinhas baby). Reissued now by Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB292LP)
  • CD (BB292)

Richard Pinhas
Chronolyse

Chronolyse was first released in 1977 (but only in France), as a sideline to Richard Pinhas’ activities in Heldon, the synth-prog experimentalists whose reputation is growing ever stronger. This is an LP of properly exploratory proportions, Moog arpeggios expanding everywhere. White vinyl reissue from Cuneiform.
  • Vinyl LP (BB291LP)
  • CD (BB291)

Günter Schickert
Nachtfalter

Gunter Schickert initially learned the trumpet before making the guitar hsi axe of choice. This led to free jazz and echo guitar experimentation. His debut album, Samtvogel, was released in the mid-seventies. It earned him comparisons to Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and is highly regarded in the world of Krautrock. It’s 1980 follow-up, Überfällig, was where his signature echo guitar sound really took hold. He has being releasing albums steadily ever since. Nachtfalter, his latest, once again showcases his echo guitar sound.
  • Vinyl LP (BB306LP)
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Camera
Emotional Detox

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.
  • Vinyl LP (BB312LP)
  • CD (BB312)

Heldon
Third

The third album from French psychedelic rockers, Heldon reissued by Bureau B. Here you'll find two discs (CD or vinyl) of long, dark jams, all heavy on the guitar and synth. On the album Heldon ringleader Richard Pinhas is quoted as saying "dark is not negative to me". No dark without light! Upwards, to space!
  • CD (BB282)

Esmark / Brockmann // Bargmann
Split


  • Vinyl 12" (BB297)
  • Limited edition

Datashock
Kräuter der Provinz

In 2003 eight musicians started playing together and somehow have managed to stay in touch for one and a half decades to produce this, Kräuter der Provinz. This collectivist krautrock congregation comes from Datashock, and is being released by reliable psychedelic label Bureau B. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (BB299LP)
  • CD (BB299)

Fondation
Les Cassettes 1980-1983

A wonderful compilation of tracks from Fondations' early 80s cassette releases. Feeling looser than the strictly metered synth experiments of the time there's a human quality here that works in harmony with the lofi sound. Great for fans of Mort Garson, Tangerine Dream or, why not hey, Jean Michel Jarre's earlier work.
  • CD (BB284)

Rudiger Lorenz
Southland

Available on either 12” vinyl with download code or CD. Reissue from 1984 Southland is one of 18 releases from the little known Rudiger Lorenz, a German pharmacist, builder of analogue synthesisers and DIY pioneer. Unforunately he died in 2000, but these are excellent examples of the futurist work he did. A definite for fans of NEU!, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Klause Schulze.
  • CD (BB194)

VONO
Dinner Fur 2

Anyone with the slightest interest in 1980s synthwave ought to be acquainted with Vono, a pair of German brothers active in the late seventies and early eighties. Their weapons of choice: dark, danceable beats, simple bass sequences, metallic synth textures and yelped lyrics. Immaculately stylish for their time, and perhaps rather provocative too. One for your 'Best Reissues of 2017 Part 2' list!
  • Vinyl LP (BB277LP)
  • CD (BB277)

Faust
Just Us

Faust are back to scare the living shit out of us and follow up on the most pressing questions of their career -- like "Why don't you eat carrots?" - with a brand new record. The seasoned krautrock crew plotted, designed, built and tore down three new tracks for j U s t (also known as Just Us, in a confusing court ruling worthy of only this band). This will be weird, I should say.
  • CD (BB182)
  • Vinyl LP (BB182LP)

Lloyd Cole
1D Electronics 2012-2014

1D Electronics 2012 - 2014 is the first solo release of Lloyd Cole’s electronic dabblings. We’ve heard plenty from him in pop mode, and some of his electronics alongside Hans-Joachim Roedelius, but this is the first record of this kind. Each piece is studiously sequenced, moving through subtle modulations as they flourish. On Bureau B.
  • CD (BB211)
  • Vinyl LP (BB211LP)

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Tomorrow Is Another Day


  • Vinyl LP (BB148LP)
  • CD (BB148)

Cluster & Farnbauer
Live In Vienna 1980

Hear Cluster live in performance, taking the stage with percussionist Joshi Farnbauer in Vienna. Now the great thing about Cluster live is that they got really stretched and spaced out, whipping up a noisy free-flowing electroacoustic storm, and Vienna 1980 is a fabulous and lengthy example of this live style. Reissue of a 1980 cassette onto CD and double vinyl. from Bureau B.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BB275LP)
  • CD (BB275)

Cluster
Qua


  • CD (BB274)

Brockmann // Bargmann
Licht

'Licht' comes as a somewhat refreshing concept in the world of improvisation. The album eschews the skronk and scree one might expect and instead carves out arcs of colour and expression you might expect from a technicolour psyche dance troupe. Totally entertaining, delightfully restless and unpredictable.
  • Vinyl LP (BB269LP)
  • CD (BB269)

Moebius Schneider
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Available on 12” and limited to 500 copies, Bureau B releases the only collaborative effort between Dieter Moebius (1947-2015), and Stefan Schneider; a performance at Düsseldorf Sounds Festival at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in 2007. Having met only once before the performance to quickly discuss their approach, the material on this record is entirely improvised. Individually, both artists have released some seriously influential electronic music; Moebius as one half of krautrock/ambient duo Cluster, and Schneider as an ex-member of To Rococo Rot, and Kreidler. Expect texture-focused sonic experimentation from two expert German synthesists. 
  • Vinyl 12" (BB268)
  • Limited edition

Moebius Story Leidecker
Familiar

Familiar is the result of what sounds like a gorgeous couple of days of recording in a remote chalet studio by Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly and also of Negativland and Tim Story. The three electronic tinklers improvised these materials together, and the distilled results are fabulous. Familiar is released by Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB224LP)

Der Plan
Gefährliche Clowns

German New Wave pioneers Der Plan began revolutionising synth pop with their 1980 album Geri Reig. Gefahrliche Clowns, or Dangerous Clowns in English, appeared on that album. The avant garde band, who do everything with a hefty dose of humour, have reconvened after more than 20 years to record their classic song. This 7” also includes the original 1980 version and the 1988 version from their album Fette Jahre.
  • Vinyl 7" (BB257)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Esmark
Mara II

Second part of Esmark’s double debut release. Mara II  contains more hauntingly isolated minimal electronics, groaning out of an array of analogue equipment manned by Alsen Rau (On + Brr/Scheich in China) and Nikolai Von Sallwitz (Karachi Files/Taprikk Sweezee). Think of a minimal, less noise focus Nate Young. LP on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB273LP)
  • CD (BB273)

Eberhard Kranemann & Harald Grosskopf
Krautwerk

Two huge contributors of the German electronic music scene team up for the first time. Eberhard Kranemann (Fritz Müller) who co-founded Kraftwerk and NEU! And Harald Grosskopf of Ashra, Synthesist, and Klaus Schulze. Krautwerk journeys into the influences of German music, from Krautrock to electronic experimentation, mixing man and machine. Equal parts a reflective and a futuristic vision.
  • CD (BB271)

Esmark
Mara I

Esmark is a new collaborative project from Alsen Rau (On + Brr/Scheich in China) and Nikolai Von Sallwitz (Karachi Files/Taprikk Sweezee). Working together on analogue equipment they created a huge catalogue of minimal experimental pieces, enough to cover a two parter debut release. Dark, isolated and hypnotic, there are element of Nate Young esque dread to it.
  • CD (BB272)

Schneider Kacirek
Radius Walk

Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek team up for their second full length collaboration Radius Walk. Taking their joint influences from Kenyan music and mixing a krautrock love of repetition and growth with analogue synthesizers. Four tracks feature Swedish singer Sofia Jernberg of Fire! Orchestra taking the minimal and hypnotic to another plain.
  • Vinyl LP (BB261LP)
  • CD (BB261)

Der Plan
Unkapitulierbar

After 25 years the German experimental electronic pop group Der Plan return with a new album Unkapitulierbar. Whilst many say you can’t compare them to anyone else, and they are certainly pioneers, you could take some of Laibach, Kraftwerk, and some of the madness of Yello. Proper synth-pop for you, yo.
  • Vinyl LP (BB266LP)

Faust
Fresh Air

Brand new music from the avant-heroes that are Faust. Fresh Air, which was recorded during a US tour with various musicians on board, is really genuinely weird, which is exactly what you want from these old hippies. The LP edition comes with a bundled CD. Plus, if you are quick off the mark, you might be able to order one of the exclusive editions that come with a 7” of bonus material! On Bureau B.
  • CD (BB254)

Ulan Bator
Stereolith

Ulan Bator have been creating avant-garde rock music from their base in Paris since 1993: Stereolith is their twelfth album. Stereolith is full of full-on krautrock rhythmic drive and inventive electronics, but notably keeps things tight, with no track exceeding five and a half minutes. Released by Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB255LP)

Conrad Schnitzler / Schneider TM
Con-struct

Members of two different generations of talented German experimentalists are brought together via posthumous collaboration. Schneider™ was granted access to the huge audio archive of Conrad Schnitzler, and decided to make an album by live-processing the Schnitzler synth signals into cool new forms. Con-Struct is released by Bureau B
  • CD (BB252)

Camera
Phantom Of Liberty

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.  
  • CD (BB235)

Michel Banabila
Early Works : Things Popping Up From The Past

Michel Banabila is a busy musician, contributing to theatrical plays, documentaries and all sorts over the years. It can be hard to keep track of such an artist, which makes Early Works: Things Popping Up From The Past a valuable release. True to the title, it picks up an array of tasty, subtle and hard-to-find material from the 1980’s. Out on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB227LP)

Die Krupps
Stahlwerkrequiem

Stahlwerkrequium is a resurrection of the spirit of the 1981 Die Krupps album Stahlwerksinfonie, a thick grind of industrial rock (‘Stahlwerk’ translates to ‘Steelworks’). But better yet, this time the band has 2 key members of Faust on-board, guaranteeing a beautifully monolithic sound. Out on Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB213LP)

Circles
Structures: Unreleased Material 1985-1989

These heady krautrock jams from Circles have never previously seen the light of day, due to shockingly low levels of commercial interest back in the day. Those 80’s record purchasers don’t know what they missed… But we do! And Structures: Unreleased Material 1985-1989’s synthed-up experimental joy music proves to be well worth the wait. Out on Bureau B.
  • CD (BB223)

Kreidler
ABC


  • CD (BB180)
  • Indies-only

Dieter Moebius
Nurton

Dieter Moebius, the recently-deceased member of Cluster and Harmonia and one of the founding fathers of komische, recorded Nurton late in his career, in 2006. It finds him allowing the dreamy smoothness of a lot of his work to impacted on by noisy occurrences and jarring textures: even a beat! Reissued by Bureau B on CD and, for the first time, vinyl.
  • CD (BB210)
  • Vinyl LP (BB210LP)

Qluster
Tasten

Three pianists playing at the same time: Can any good come from such megalomania? Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz, known together as Qluster, are out to prove that yes, indeed, something great can happen. The trio’s album Taster shows exactly what three pianos can do for minimalist modern classical music.
  • Vinyl LP (BB206LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Dieter Moebius
Blotch

In honour of the recently-departed Dieter Moebius of Cluster, Bureau B are now reissuing his 4 most recent solo albums. 1999’s Blotch is a set of electronic compositions that loop loops upon loops, resulting in some fine hypnotic semi-ambient atmospheres. Available on CD or, for the first time, on vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (BB209LP)
  • CD (BB209)

Bernd Kistenmacher
Wake Up In The Sun

Bernd Kistenmacher grew up a little too late to roll with the Tangerine Dreams and the Klaus Schulzes of the German electronic music world, but he didn’t let that stop him: he just got hold of the same sorts of analogue synthesisers and got involved, ignoring the digital 80’s world around him. Wake Up In The Sun was first released in 1987, now reissued by Bureau B.
  • Vinyl LP (BB215LP)

ESB
Tiersen / Laquerriere / Poli

ESB (you may know them as Elektronische Staubband) are a French trio. Funnily enough, the Tiersen of Tiersen / Laquierre / Poli is actually Yann Tiersen of Amelie fame, but here he puts down the violin and dives into the world of analogue synth-joy with his partners. Spacey and thoughtful jams on Bureau B.
  • CD (BB207)

Bernd Kistenmacher
Head-visions

Bernd Kistenmacher grew up a little too late to roll with the Tangerine Dreams and the Klaus Schulzes of the German electronic music world, but he didn’t let that stop him: he just got hold of the same sorts of analogue synthesisers and got involved, ignoring the digital 80’s world around him. Debut album Head-Visions was initially released in 1986, and is now reissued by Bureau B.
  • CD (BB214)
  • Vinyl LP (BB214LP)

Various
Kollektion 04: Bureau B By Richard Fearless

Richard Fearless, of Death In Vegas fame, bravely embarks on a very comprehensive compilation of the Bureau B archives, paring electronic wonders from 200 releases down to a 2CD or Triple LP collection. This, the CD edition, contains the whole lot, with a tracklist to die for, including Faust, Cluster and Günter Schikert.
  • CD (BB184)

Automat
Plusminus

On CD or CD and LP pack from Bureau B. This is an interesting one, one for the dub AND techno heads, with members of Einstürzende Neubauten, Phillip Boa, and Sovetskoe Foto they draw on elements of both but successfully keep them separate. Deliciously leftfield, with a live feel throughout, it keeps the grooves of Detroit and the heavy stagger of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
  • Vinyl LP (BB205LP)

Populare Mechanik
Kollektion 03: Compiled By Holger Hiller

Deconstructivist jazz, post-punk project Populare Mechanik was created by Wolfgang Seidel, founder member of German language rock band Ton Steine Scherben as well as friend and musical partner of prolific German experimental electro musician Conrad Schnitzler. ‘Kollektion 03’ was curated by Holger Hiller, vocalist for Hamburg new wavers Palais Schaumburg and features recordings from productions which were previously released by Seidel in the 1980s.
  • CD (BB186)

Schneider Kacirek
Shadow Documents

African rhythms make their way into a dark electronic world in Shadow Documents. Following the release of two albums of African field recordings, Stefan Schneider and Sven Kacirek take this experience to new depths supplanting these complex styles into a Western electronic template. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Bureau B.
  • CD (BB175)

Camera
Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide

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!.
  • CD (BB176)

Cluster
One Hour

This was originally released in 1994 by the legendary electronic duo who consisted of Dieter Moebius & Hans-Joachim Roedelius following an earlier comeback album 'Apropros Cluster'. This album condenses essential passages from jams into 60 minutes. Just imagine how long it was originally? What results is an oddball take on impressionistic electronica. The production is as clear as a bell, the compositions themselves are eerie and disconcerting.   
  • Vinyl LP (BB172LP)
  • CD (BB172)

Moebius / Story / Leidecker
Snowghost Pieces

Many brightly shining planets orbit the twin central star of Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius). To be clear: as soloists Roedelius and Moebius have long since worked with all kinds of musicians whose congenial contributions add even more colour to the polychromatic Cluster world. Yet no matter how distinctly their guests creativity is expressed, Cluster's character is consistently audible. 'Snowghost Pieces' very much fits the pattern: Tim Story, a distinguished electronic musician who had previous experience of working with Roedelius (the Lunz project, for example) and Jon Leidecker (Negativland, People Like Us), one of America's leading sonic pioneers using his Wobbly pseudonym, recorded an album of extraordinary complexity together with Moebius.
  • Vinyl LP (BB167LP)

Cluster
Apropos Cluster

Exploratory Krautrock / Komische legends Cluster had a good few years from the late 60s to the early 80s, making frankly excellent records of pastoral electronic soundscapes: Apropos Cluster is the first record they made after getting back together in 1990, and contains blissful ambience and deft experimentation in equal measure.
  • CD (BB171)
  • Vinyl LP (BB171LP)

Die Partei
La Freiheit Des Geistes


  • CD (BB166)

Roedelius
Offene Turen


  • CD (BB127)

Roedelius
Selbsportrait Vol. III / Reise Durch Arcadien


  • CD (BB126)

Lloyd Cole / Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Selected Studies Vol 1

Bureau B (James Last, La Düsseldorf) release this unexpected collaborative record. Lloyd Cole (he of the ‘80s) and  Hans-Joachim Roedelius (he of Germany) never actually met in the production of Selected Studies Vol 1, choosing instead to bounce files back and forth via email. As such, it’s surprising that there is so much warmth and nuance to the tracks here. These lovely little machine curios draw from Opal, Boards Of Canada, Claude Debussy and Holger Czukay.
  • CD (BB124)

Kreidler
Den


  • CD (BB115)

Pyrolator
Inland


  • CD (BB97)

Moebius & Renziehausen
Ersatz


  • CD (BB91)

Roedelius Schneider
Stunden


  • CD (BB89)

Der Plan
Normalette Surprise


  • Vinyl LP (BB105V)

You
Time Code


  • Vinyl LP (BB74)
  • CD (BB74)

Roedelius
Momenti Felici


  • CD (BB68)

Roedelius
Geschenk Des Augenblicks - Gift Of The Moment


  • CD (BB62)

Faust
Something Dirty


  • CD (BB65)

Cluster
Cluster 71


  • CD (BB58)

Moebius & Beerbohm
Double Cut


  • CD (BB56CD)

Moebius & Beerbohm
Strange Music


  • CD (BB57CD)

Phantom Band
Freedom of Speech


  • CD (BB46CD)

Like A Stuntman
Original Bedouin Culture


  • CD (BB33)
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Conrad Schnitzler
Auf dem schwarzen Kanal

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Harald Grosskopf
Synthesist (40th Anniversary Edition)

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Heldon
Heldon.6. Interface

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Cluster & Eno
Cluster & Eno

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Heldon
Heldon IV

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Eno / Moebius / Roedelius
After The Heat

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