APRIL 2014

DIE PARTEI – great post punk synth
pop from 1981. Reissue out now!

Walter Dahn and Tom Dokoupil = DIE PARTEI

DIE PARTEI was a one-off project featuring musician Tom Dokoupil (Siluetes 61, The Wirtschaftswunder) and the artist and musician Walter Dahn (Die Hornissen). The pair met up for a single weekend in 1981 to record "La Freiheit des Geistes" ("La Freedom of the Spirit"), a fantastic instrumental post-punk synthpop album. At times its forward thrust sounds cold, restless and hectic, at other moments it comes across as pleasantly winsome and melodic, plangent even. Film quotes and sporadic bursts of instruments (in particular Dokoupil's clean Vox guitar and a saxophone) flavour the music. "La Freiheit des Geistes" is an album of opposites in a state of mutual attraction, just as Dokoupil and Dahn intended. Out now on CD, vinyl (180 g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch

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Trailer for Heinz Emigholz' "2+2=22 (The Alphabet)" revealed

Heinz Emigholz was in Tiflis to shoot a film about the recording of the new Kreidler album. The trailer is now premiered on spex.de – the song you're hearing there is called "Modul" and is included on the upcoming Kreidler album ABC, out on Bureau B on May 2nd.

Tour dates (presented by Spex and ByteFM):
May 9th, 2014 // Cologne – Achtbrücken Festival @ Philharmonie
May 15th, 2014 // Nuremberg – K4
May 16th, 2014 // Offenbach – Hafen 2
May 17th, 2014 // Fulda – Kulturzentrum Kreuz
May 24th, 2014 // Düsseldorf – FFT
May 26th, 2014 // Stuttgart – Schocken
May 28th, 2014 // Leipzig – Täubchenthal
May 29th, 2014 // Bremen – Theater Bremen
May 30th, 2014 // Hamburg – Uebel & Gefährlich
May 31st, 2014 // Berlin – Bi Nuu

Arbeit, Färber, zeitblom = AUTOMAT
Berlin record release party on April 18

Since 2011 the Berlin-based musicians Jochen Arbeit (Die Haut, Einstürzende Neubauten), Achim Färber (drummer for Project Pitchfork, Prag, Phillip Boa), and zeitblom (Sovetskoe Foto) have been collaborating under the name AUTOMAT. Their self titled debut album (out April 4th) tells the story of the four Berlin airports and is a dark dub/dance/groove masterpiece with guest appearances by Blixa Bargeld, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Lydia Lunch.

To celebrate their debut album, AUTOMAT invite you to join their record release party on April 18 at Roter Salon Volksbühne, Berlin.

Read more about the album: English / Deutsch

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PYROLATOR's "Traumland" out now!
Pop music by an avant-garde musician

Pyrolator (right) with Jörg Kemp and Susan Brackeens

The adventurous avant-garde musician Pyrolator (member of Der Plan, DAF, Fehlfarben and Ata Tak label founder) struck out on a completely new path for his fourth solo album in 1987: sophisticated pop music, potentially compatible with the charts – proper vocals, jazzy harmonies and sax solos. The album divided opinion: critics were enthralled, fans alienated. Time to rediscover this unusual work. In stores now on CD, vinyl (180g), and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch

CAMOUFLAGE 10 CD box set out now!
Only few copies left!

Markus Meyn signing the picture book of the box set

In February 2014 Bureau B have released a limited Camouflage box set containing ten CDs, a picture book and a booklet with all lyrics. They are all numbered, signed and limited to 1000 copies.

The content includes:
• Voices & Images (newly remastered)
• Methods Of Silence (newly remastered)
• Meanwhile (newly remastered)
• Bodega Bohemia (newly remastered)
• Spice Crackers (newly remastered)
• Sensor (newly remastered)
• Relocated (newly remastered)
• Areu Areu (newly remastered)
• Archive #2 – Live Recordings
• Archive #3 – The Early Tapes 1983–1988

There are still some box sets left (not very many, though!), you can order them HERE


Bureau B celebrates the 50th birthday
of Andreas Dorau

Three albums and two unique live events to celebrate the man who brought us tons of fantastic glittering pop songs. After re-releasing the first four of Dorau's albums he recorded for the Düsseldorf label Ata Tak between 1981 and 1992, Bureau B proudly presents: Andreas' brand new album AUS DER BIBLIOTHÈQUE (out Jan 17), a marvellous Best Of collection named HAUPTSACHE ICH! (out Jan 17) which features a limited rarities album (SILBERNES ICH). Furthermore, Andreas himself as well as some very special guests (DER PLAN, EGOTRONIC, JUSTUS KÖHNCKE) will perform two live shows, one in Hamburg (Jan 18, Knust) and one in Berlin (Jan 25, Bi Nuu).

Read more about "Aus der Bibliothèque": English / Deutsch
Download press kit here

Read more about "Hauptsache Ich!": English / Deutsch
Download press kit here


Bureau B label compilation for free!

25 songs for free! Can you believe this? The Hamburg-based label Bureau B offers a complete overview of their 2013 output – with one track from each released album. Spanning a musical range from experimental electronic and analogue music, krautrock, kosmische, electro pop to ambient music – and spanning a time period from 1974 to today. 17 reissues, 8 new recordings. We herewith invite you to dive into the marvellous world of Bureau B music! Enjoy!

Roedelius Schneider live video

Tour dates:
Jan 2nd 2014 Paris – Silencio
Apr 6th 2014 Glasgow – Counterflows Festival

Pyrolator goes Easy Listening. Lovely
album "Wunderland" (1984) out now

Pyrolator, born Kurt Dahlke in 1958, co-founder of the legendary German label and publisher Ata Tak, member of various seminal post-punk bands such as D.A.F. and Der Plan, also released solo albums under his artist name from 1979 onwards. His third solo effort "Wunderland" is Pyrolator's very special take on easy listening music – sprinkled with his own samples of animal calls now and then. In Pyrolator's musical wonderland beautiful melodies encounter surprising arrangement ideas. Available on CD, vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch


New old album by Krautrock legend
Günter Schickert out now

Acclaimed in the Krautrock scene, Günter Schickert is most closely associated with the repetitive echoes of his distinctive guitar sound. Following "Samtvogel" (1974) and "Überfällig" (1979), he released "Kinder in der Wildnis", a collection of songs from the 1981 to 1983 period. First issued in 1983 on cassette by the English label YHC. The reissue (with new artwork!) features two previously unreleased bonus tracks and is in stores now. Available on CD, vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch

New Sølyst video "Schnee"

Squeaky, rattling, artificial:
Two Tietchens reissues out now

"IN DIE NACHT" (1982) and "LITIA" (1983) on LP/CD/DL

Asmus Tietchens is one of Germany's most renowned artists in the field of abstract music. He began by recording a handful of Residents-influenced synthesizer albums, launching into a peerless mix of stuttering beats and off-kilter harmonies which earned his music the generic tag "pseudo pop". "In die Nacht" was Tietchens' third solo album on Sky Records. It was first released in 1982. The "Litia" album concluded Tietchens' etudes phase and bid a farewell to rhythmic synths – well, almost. All the signs of "pseudo pop" as heard on "Biotop", "Spät-Europa" and "In die Nacht" resurfaced: squeaky sounds and protracted, rattling rhythms grouped into abstract forms through their accentuated artificiality. Sporadic noisiness is as much a part of it as is a winking gesture, which should not detract from the basic sobriety of the work, however.

Both reissues are available on CD (Digipak), vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more about "In die Nacht" album here: English / Deutsch
Read more about "Litia" here: English / Deutsch

More experimental electronic classics
by Conrad Schnitzler. Out now!

"GOLD" (1976-78) and "SILBER" (1974/75) on LP/CD/DL

Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also released countless solo albums.

The silver album is a collection of tracks from Schnitzler's archive, recorded between 1974/75, originally released (on vinyl only) in 2009. It represents Schnitzler's unique and inimitable blueprint for a music of the future, music which still astounds when we hear it today.

The "golden" collection has been recorded between 1976 and 1978, originally released (on CD only) by the German label Marginal Talent in 2003. The compositions are guaranteed to dumbfound even the most enlightened Schnitzler listeners. Stuctured like a symphony in various movements, utterly abstract atonal passages are followed by solid sequences of rhythm and harmony, as energetic as Cluster, yet equally evocative of 1980s electronic pop music. Once again, his execution bordering on perfection, Schnitzler has pulled off the ultimate balancing trick between pop and so-called serious music.

Both reissues are available on CD (Digipak), vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more about the silver album here: English / Deutsch
Read more about the golden album here: English / Deutsch


Second collaborative album out now!

Ulrich Schnauss, internationally acclaimed indietronic musician and producer, and Mark Peters, guitarist of the band Engineers, return with a second collaborative album, titled Tomorrow is Another Day. In the tradition of their first album "Underrated Silence" they have again created beguiling music, using keyboards and guitars, with the style lying somewhere between ambient and electronica. This second project again offers a sublime exploration into the electronic signature expressionistic landscapes while exploring the potential of a collaborative model in which Schnauss's keyboards and Peters's guitar work together in juxtaposition. Out now! Available on CD, vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more about "Tomorrow Is Another Day" here: English / Deutsch

First video of the new album
by Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters

"Das Volk hat keine Seele", taken from the album "Tomorrow Is Another Day", out Oct 25

Explorations of the electric guitar:

After turning building site noises into music on "Construction Sounds" (2012), Schneider TM now explores the full potential of the electric guitar and an array of effects. Technical perfection is not paramount on "Guitar Sounds". The focus is on spontaneity, improvisation – if the result is flawed in the classic sense of the word, this concerns him not one iota. Schneider TM is interested in atmosphere, in the intensity and magic of the initial moment when decisions are made and played without knowing which direction they will take or where they might end – music without a safety net, so to speak. The record is available on CD (Digipak), vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch

FREE DOWNLOAD: Schneider TM – "Elefantenhaut"


Music for laser performances:
YOU's "Laserscape" out now

The Krefeld duo YOU played their way into the elite of the German electronic music scene with their first two albums "Electric Day" (1979) and "Time Code" (1983). The music on "Laserscape" (1986) was conceived to accompany the laser performances of the same name by Horst H. Baumann. And that's what it sounds like: multilayered drones, up to 13 minutes long, evocative of Blade Runner's menacing atmosphere, sometimes laced with driving, pulsating sequences, typical of the so-called Berlin School (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze etc). The reissue is available on CD (Digipak), vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch

Video premiere @ Electronic Beats:
new SCHNEIDER TM video

Video premiere of Schneider TM's "Elefantenhaut" at Electronic Beats!

Emancipation of a brother:
Thomas Dinger's "FÜR MICH" out now

Thomas Dinger was Klaus Dinger's younger brother. He was a member of the legendary Krautrock band La Düsseldorf and also worked on the third NEU! album. In 1982 he released his only solo album, imbued with the spirit of La Düsseldorf, yet more measured and melancholic, redolent of the music of Michael Rother or Wolfgang Riechmann. Thomas Dinger died in 2002. He was just 49 years of age. The reissue is available on CD (Digipak), vinyl (180g) and for download.

Read more here: English / Deutsch




Die Partei
La Freiheit des Geistes


Conrad Schnitzler

Asmus Tietchens
Der fünfte Himmel

Asmus Tietchens

Moebius, Neumeier, Engler
Another Other Places

Moebius, Neumeier, Engler
Other Places

Pyrolator's Traumland

Andreas Dorau
Aus der Bibliothéque

Andreas Dorau
Hauptsache Ich!

Pyrolator's Wunderland

Günter Schickert
Kinder In Der Wildnis

Asmus Tietchens
In Die Nacht

Asmus Tietchens

Conrad Schnitzler

Conrad Schnitzler
Silber / Silver

Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters
Tomorrow Is Another Day

Schneider TM
Guitar Sounds


Thomas Dinger
Für Mich

Asmus Tietchens

Asmus Tietchens

Roedelius Schneider

Der Plan
Die letzte Rache

Der Plan

Conrad Schnitzler
Conrad & Sohn

Conrad Schnitzler

Systeme Solaire