Beyond the 130 - Cluster

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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby the gorton gollum » 17 Mar 2015, 22:07

C wrote:This a phenomenal album replete with one of the untitled tracks



Not for the faint hearted.

Nay, not for the faint hearted







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This is the only one I've got, pleasant enough in that wishy-washy way but didn't inspire me much to go on a Googs-style "complete the run".
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby CAN » 17 Mar 2015, 22:12

Get the two I mentioned in the first post.

Some samples:





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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby C » 17 Mar 2015, 22:27

This is the one to start with:









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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 18 Mar 2015, 06:35

and if you really like Cluster
you continue and explore their catalogue

this from Qua ( 2009)
still going strong



Studio albums (those in red highly recommended)

1971 Cluster
1972 Cluster II
1974 Zuckerzeit
1976 Sowiesoso
1977 Cluster & Eno (with Brian Eno)
1978 After the Heat (by Eno, Moebius and Roedelius)
1979 Grosses Wasser
1981 Curiosum

1991 Apropos Cluster (by Moebius and Roedelius)
1995 One Hour
2009 Qua
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby the gorton gollum » 18 Mar 2015, 10:06

So if you like Cluster then you'll like 80% of Cluster's output? Nice to have it narrowed down like that, cheers!
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby CAN » 18 Mar 2015, 10:12

Did you listen to the tracks I posted? I am a little more DISCERNING
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby the gorton gollum » 18 Mar 2015, 11:01

Yeah, I especially liked the Zuckerzeit stuff - Rother's influence?

It all sounds very wonky and physical, as if someone's pressing really hard.
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby CAN » 18 Mar 2015, 11:21

neville harp wrote:Yeah, I especially liked the Zuckerzeit stuff - Rother's influence?

It all sounds very wonky and physical, as if someone's pressing really hard.


Yes! They made it all without sequencers, which gives it that wonky feel. It's a great album - ignore all the tent-dwellers pushing the boring ambient poo.
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby Moleskin » 18 Mar 2015, 13:45

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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 18 Mar 2015, 17:02

APE wrote:Did you listen to the tracks I posted? I am a little more DISCERNING


asking who?
me?

no need to
they are part of my DNA
great stuff :D
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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 18 Mar 2015, 19:04

APE wrote:
Yes! They made it all without sequencers, which gives it that wonky feel. It's a great album - ignore all the tent-dwellers pushing the boring ambient poo.


Why on earth would they use sequencers?
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"In 1973, the pair left the industrial environs of Berlin and Hamburg to live in the rural German village of Forst and establish a private studio. They were joined by guitarist Michael Rother of the German avant-pop group NEU!. Cluster's next release, Zuckerzeit (1974), (recorded with instruments "borrowed" from Rother while he was away) clearly reflected the change of locale.
The short, tuneful tracks are outright toe-tappers in comparison to the foreboding sounds of their previous albums. With persistent rythmn-machine grooves at the front of the mix on almost every track, Zuckerzeit reflected and perhaps anticipated the electronic pop sound that would soon be popularized by Kraftwerk on their album Autobahn.

Moebius and Roedelius also collaborated with Rother as Harmonia on two albums, Muzik von Harmonia (1974) and Harmonia de luxe (1975) blending Cluster's avant-garde tendencies with NEU!'s pop sound. Both Zuckerzeit and especially Muzik von Harmonia, made a great impression on recent Roxy Music departee Brian Eno who contacted the group and played a live date with them at the legendary Fabrik in Hamburg.
In 1976 Eno and Harmonia recorded a studio album [Harmonia '76] that clearly presages such future relases as Eno's Another Green World and Cluster's 1976 album, Sowiesoso.

Sowiesoso marked the beginning of a nearly exclusive relationship with Hamburg's Sky Records that would last eight years. Though it was recorded in just two days, the album introduced a fully realized marriage of electronic sounds with a pastoral warmth."

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Re: Beyond the 130 - Cluster

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