Deluxe by Harmonia

Always good to have these German jewels in print. Gronland are reissuing the first two Harmonia studio albums, to the joy of all. The 1970’s group combined Cluster with Micheal Rother of Neu!: three professionals in the art of ascending to higher musical planes through shiny repetition. Deluxe has a fairly grotesque cover, but it otherwise superb.

Vinyl LP £16.42 LPGRON151

Remastered LP on Gronland.

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CD £9.99 CDGRON151

Remastered CD on Gronland.

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Vinyl LP £18.99 LR123LP

Brilliant krautrock LP & CD on 180g Lilith vinyl.

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Deluxe by Harmonia
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9/10 Ross Holloway 13th January 2017

Cluster, one half of Neu! and the drummer from Guru Guru and an absolute gem.

It's every bit as good as the first three classic Neu! albums, containing as it does Michael Rother's soaring, searching cosmic guitar lines, but shorn I guess of Klaus Dingers protopunk sharp edges you get with Neu!. Instead there's a smoother more polished sound courtesy of Cluster - its altogether more bucolic sounding, more in nature than the motorways and gritty urban sounding Neu! But it's still propulsive courtesy of Mani Neumeier's free rock drumming.

It's somewhere high on my list of 1970s krautrock classics.


9/10 Jack 19th December 2015

This is an excellent album of atmospheric, synthesiser heavy music released in 1975 with a lineup that reads like a "who's who" of the German experimental music scene. Apparently, the 1970's saw the birth of much ambient experimental synth music. You can listen to this actively on headphones and have a different experience than driving in your car. But either way I find it very relaxing. The more I listen to this one the more I like it. It's the album I wish Orb/Gilmour could have done instead of Metallic Spheres.




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