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Exclaim! JULY 3, 2015 - by Josiah Hughes
CLUSTER'S ROEDELIUS FORMS NEW GROUP WITH GOTAN PROJECT'S CHRISTOPH MÜLLER
German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has been in the game for half a century, but continues to push himself with solo work and band endeavours. He recently shared a new video from his Qluster project, and now he's announced plans for a new collaborative group.
Roedelius has teamed up with Christoph H. Müller of the Gotan Project, and the two have recorded a full album together under the name Mueller_Roedelius.
A press release offers up the following description of Imagori:
Beat-oriented compositions meet melodic improvisations. The articulation often revels in simultaneous legato and staccato elements; Müller's beats create a framework with a straight-out pumping downbeat groove, while Roedelius's piano somnambulistically moves through the tracks. The upshot is an album that comes across as self-contained and pleasantly cohesive - each and every second is enthralling!
Imagori arrives on September 4 via Grönland.
Meanwhile, Qluster's new Tasten arrives on July 10 via Bureau B.
TRACK LIST Time Has Come / QM / Origami II / About Tape (featuring Brian Eno) / A Song Or Not / Valse Mecanique / Origami / Te Question / Himmel Über Lima / 808 Fantasy