To provide an overview of the various musical styles in which Bureau B specializes, the label will launch a new compilation entitled KOLLEKTION. Each release in this series will be curated by a musician perfectly suited to the task.

The first kick-off release will be:

Kollektion 01: SKY RECORDS.
Compiled by TIM GANE.

About Sky Records: The record company was founded in the year 1975 and went on to become one of the few German labels to reap international acclaim. It was run by Günter Körber who quit his job at Metronome where he and Bruno Wendel had spent four years developing and managing the legendary BRAIN label.You can still call it Krautrock, if you must.

About Tim Gane: No less a figure than Tim Gane, the man behind Stereolab, has delved into the Sky Records archives for our KOLLEKTION series. Gane has never hidden his love of Krautrock; many a Sterolab song has its foundations in the typical "motorik" beat, whilst his latest band, Cavern Of Anti-Matter wallows in Klaus Dinger rhythms. Experimental sounds hold no fear for him, as early noise cassette releases under his Un- Kommuniti alias testify. His selection of tracks fits the pattern seamlessly: Asmus Tietchens, Cluster, Moebius, Roedelius, Michael Rother, Riechmann, Guünter Schickert etc. All names writ large in the avant-garde scene of German progressive music, as well as underlining Günter Körber’s audacity in offering such music a forum with his label.

Read the info sheet (PDF) in German
Download the info sheet (PDF): English


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Tim Gane (photo by Vanina Schmitt)
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