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Exclaim! SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 - by Alex Hudson

DÜSSELDORF'S CLASSIC KRAUTROCK SCENE CHRONICLED WITH NEW COMPILATION

Featuring Neu!, Harmonia and Eno

Those interested in Düsseldorf's classic Krautrock scene will want to take note: the forthcoming compilation Electri_City - Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf comes out on October 7 on Grönland Records, chronicling the German city's striving music scene between 1969 and 1986.

Artists who appear here include Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Wolfgang Riechmann, Harmonia & Eno (Brian Eno's collaboration with Neu's Michael Rother and Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius), Michael Rother, Wolfgang Flür (of Kraftwerk) and more. Note that the CD version is significantly longer than the vinyl version, with thirteen songs compared to eight; see the tracklists below.

The album highlights futuristic synth music made before computers, samplers and digital devices were common place. A press release calls this "the sonic account of the city's most relevant output."

Electri_City - Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf (CD version):

1 La Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf
2 Wolfgang Riechmann - Wunderbar
3 Harmonia & Eno - Luneburg Heath
4 Der Plan - Wir Werden Immer Mehr
5 DAF - Der Mussolini
6 Neu! - Hero
7 Teja - Säuren Ätzen Und Zersetzen
8 Die Krupps - Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn
9 Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos Del Parque
10 Wolfgang Flür - I Was A Robot
11 Rheingold - 3Klangsdimensionen 2010
12 Michael Rother - Flammende Herzen
13 MakroSoft - Electricity

Electri_City - Elektronische_Musik_Aus_Düsseldorf (vinyl version):

A1 La Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf
A2 Neu! - Hero
A3 Der Plan - Wir Werden Immer Mehr
B1 Wolfgang Riechmann - Wunderbar
B2 DAF - Der Mussolini
B3 Die Krupps - Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn
B4 Teja - Säuren Ätzen
B5 Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Ninos Del Parque


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