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MOEBIUS

Solo Works. Kollektion 7. Compiled by Asmus Tietchens. Out July 22, 2022

Dieter Moebius is one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany. Alongside his bands Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, he participated in numerous collaborations (with the likes of Brian Eno and Mani Neumeier/Guru Guru). Seven years after Moebius passed away in July 2015, Asmus Tietchens, one of his musical companions, compiled this collection for Bureau B – he concentrated on his solo works "as they offer the clearest insight into his personality and inventive potential".

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VARIOUS ARTISTS

Silberland - Kosmische Musik Vol 1 (1972-1986). Out July 1, 2022

The Psychedelic Side of Kosmische Musik. Fellow humans, Bureau B invite you on an expedition to Silberland, a singular span of spacetime created by Germany's sonic futurists of the seventies and eighties. Embracing the early electronics and tape experiments of the sixties' avant-garde, these artists aimed to boldly go, eschewing small steps for giant leaps into a nebulous and novel sound.

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CONRAD SCHNITZLER & WOLF SEQUENZA

Consequenz II. Out May 27, 2022

Composer and conceptual artist Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) was one of the most influential figures of the electronic avant-garde in Germany. In 1967/68, the Joseph Beuys student founded the Zodiak Free Arts Lab, which became a playground for Berlin subculture. In addition to numerous solo releases Schnitzler was also involved in various band formations not least Tangerine Dream and Kluster. Representing another of his musical landmarks are the "Consequenz" releases. "Consequenz II" emerged from a collaboration with Wolfgang Seidel alias Wolf Sequenza, and is the follow-up project to "Consequenz" which was a low-budget production that had an overriding aim of liberating music from its elitist circles in a "Beuys-ian" sense. "Consequenz II" returned to the theme with electronic apparatus that professionalised the sound but by no means reduced the fun he found in experimentation.

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CONRAD SCHNITZLER

Con 84. Out May 27, 2022

Composer and conceptual artist Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) was one of the most influential figures of the electronic avant-garde in Germany. In 1967/68, the Joseph Beuys student founded the Zodiak Free Arts Lab, which became a playground for Berlin subculture. In addition to many other musical stations, bustling Schnitzler was a member of the Kraut-Electronic formations Tangerine Dream and Kluster. Numerous solo releases complete his extensive oeuvre. One of them is "CON 84", probably his most composed work, on which he challenges the traditions of so-called Ernste Musik. The result is a complex electronic sound structure that marks a break with Schnitzler's previous work in a subversive flirtation with traditionalism.

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JIMI TENOR

Multiversum. Out May 20, 2022

Jimi Tenor has always been something of a Renaissance man. On leaving his Finnish homeland for New York in the early 1990s, and later as he travelled through Europe, he quickly discovered what he calls his ikigai, his great joy in life: to record and produce music in DIY mode at home with the most rudimentary of means, spontaneously and intuitively. In more than 30 years of making music, Tenor has remained true to his ideal, whether as a solo artist on his early electronic albums or in the widely diverse collaborations and constellations which followed (with the likes of Tony Allen, Kabu Kabu, Abdissa Assefa). "Multiversum" is now his third album for Hamburg-based label Bureau B.

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FAUST

Punkt. Out May 13, 2022

After the overwhelming success of last years 1971-74 box set release, containing the first four studio albums and for the first time ever this lost 'last' album recording, 'Punkt' gets a deserved and necessary stand alone release to the relief of fans and collectors and the undoubted future gratification of those yet to experience the magic in these recordings.

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RICHARD VON DER SCHULENBURG (RVDS)

Cosmic Diversity. Out April 29, 2022

Hamburg synthesist Richard von der Schulenburg returns to Bureau B with the follow up to last year's Moods & Dances 2021, harnessing hardware crunch, cryptic found sounds and field recordings on a mission for Cosmic Diversity. Taking inspiration from the haunting electronica of BoC and Plaid, refracted here through the half-life of a Zeiss lens, RVDS navigates the musical multiverse, simultaneously straddling electro, IDM, kosmische and dub across eight exploratory compositions. Created during lockdown as an escape from the insular, this LP looks outward but reaches inwards with emotive melodies at every turn.

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JÖRG THOMASIUS

Acht Gesänge der schwarzen Hunde (Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1980-1990). Out April 15, 2022

The second part of the series "Experimental Electronic Underground GDR" is dedicated to the artist Jörg Thomasius. Also known as Tomato, Thomasius was born in East Berlin in 1955 and was inspired by the progressive sounds of the early 1970s, including the burgeoning electronic sounds emanating from the yet distant and unreachable West Berlin. The material gathered on this collection, "Acht Gesänge der schwarzen Hunde" (Eight Songs of the Black Dogs), comes from three sources: the cassette "Schwarze Hände" (Black Hands) that documents productions from 1980-1985, Thomasius' own Kröten Kassetten label's "Gesänge der Komparsen" release (Songs of the Extras) from 1989 and "After Eight" from 1990, which was released on his Tomato label after Thomasius left the band Das Freie Orchester. It encapsulates the whole range of Thomasius, who saw himself more as an experimental DIY sound producer and less as a musician, in a selection that spans ten years: from spherical, elegiac floating sounds to whimsical gems of high playfulness that interweave obscure snippets of language with weird minimal constructs.

Also recommended: Verbrecher Verlag will publish a book called "Magnetizdat DDR" that also discusses GDR's underground cassette scene. Edited by Alexander Pehlemann, Ronald Galenza and Robert Mießner and released in June 2022.

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DIETER ZOBEL

MEZ 31,00 (Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1989). Out April 15, 2022

Bureau B presented a compilation of experimental, electronic music from the GDR's underground cassette scene in 2017 under the title "Magnetband" and now the Hamburg label is following up this thematic focus with the release of two East Berlin artist retrospectives: "Acht Gesänge der schwarzen Hunde" – a compilation of Jörg Thomasius productions from 1980 to 1990 – and "MEZ 31,00" by Dieter Zobel aka Didier Leboz, recorded in 1988 and originally released on Thomasius' Kröten Kassetten label in 1989 – a year of great upheaval in Berlin. Both were members of the legendary avant-garde group Das Freie Orchester. Dieter Zobel's "MEZ 31,00" is one of his many solo releases and also one of his most impressive. Recorded on the Yamaha CX5M, bought with money from his (West German) grandmother's inheritance, the pieces, laid over each other in several loops of the same sequence of varying length, produce a kind of concentrated polyrhythm that sometimes makes one think of ambient music being created in Japan at the same time.

Also recommended: Verbrecher Verlag will publish a book called "Magnetizdat DDR" that also discusses GDR's underground cassette scene. Edited by Alexander Pehlemann, Ronald Galenza and Robert Mießner and released in June 2022.

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ETIENNE JAUMET & FABRIZIO RAT

Etienne Jaumet & Fabrizio Rat. Out March 18, 2022

On their self-titled debut album Etienne Jaumet and Fabrizio Rat, both trained pianists, re-invent their favourite instrument to make us hear it in a totally new way. While the former creates unusual sounds thanks to the rhythmic machines that accompany his piano, the latter uses this classical and romantic instrument par excellence to explore the techno sphere. "The basic idea of our duo is to confront the harmonic richness of the piano and the synthesizer through rhythm. To explore our interactions through live music. To develop new atmospheres thanks to the evocative power of unusual sounds. Somewhere between ambient and sound experimentation...'

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GOD IS GOD

Metamorphoses. Out February 18, 2022

Metamorphoses is the debut album by electronic duo God is God for Hamburg-based imprint Bureau B. The duo consists of Turkish musician, producer and Kinship label founder Etkin Çekin and Belarussian multi-instrumentalist, composer singer and Not Not Fun alumni Galina Ozeran who started making music after a chance meeting in Berlin in 2015. Metamorphoses is the product of their second ever improvisational encounter: an undulating, avant-pop journey of low-BPM twists and turns guided by Ozeran's synthesizers, Russian and English vocals and Çekin's ethereal production and guitar sensibility. Central to the album's musical narrative are both contemporary dancefloor-adjacent electronics and Eastern European and Turkish psychedelic electronic traditions – all filtered through the prism of Çekin and Ozeran's respective musical histories.

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RICHARD PINHAS

Iceland. Out February 11, 2022

Richard Pinhas' album Iceland was first released in 1979 and is his third solo work, also the first after the split from Heldon. This album seems like a long, inward-looking journey and is like a kind of counter-point to the expansive sci-fi worlds and the bombastic prog of Heldon; on Iceland you will find long, sublime tracks next to short, rougher sketches. Echo guitars, rhythm machines and the washed-out warmth of analog synthesizer sounds create a very peculiar, chilling atmosphere. Bureau B is grateful to make this Richard Pinhas album finally available again.

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KREIDLER

Spells And Daubs. Out January 28, 2022

In a year of the moon, Kreidler have produced the album SPELLS AND DAUBS. In a year of the moon – and in a year with 13 moons. Such years are known for not being the most comfortable. In September 2020 the band met for exploratory sessions and initial recordings in Düsseldorf, in the familiar settings of the Kabawil Theater. That already has a certain tradition. The impetus this time was a solitary gig in the conspicuously spacious surroundings of the (former) Philipshalle. In a year that threw everyone back on themselves. Over the winter Kreidler worked remotely, sifting through the material, arranging the pieces, adding textures and contours. They met again in the spring of 2021 for further recordings at the Uhrwerk Orange studio in Hilden, near D├╝sseldorf. That, too, has a certain tradition. From fifteen pieces they filtered out ten, and thus held an album in their hands. Then – and this is new – they took it to London, to Peter Walsh, so that he could mix the tracks.

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DIE WILDE JAGD

Atem. Out January 14, 2022

Die Wilde Jagd is the music project of producer and songwriter Sebastian Lee Philipp. Channelling minimalist, tenebrous intensity, Die Wilde Jagd's music weaves a dense and atmospheric web of drama, romance, ecstasy and melancholy. After three studio albums, several EPs and numerous international tours and concerts, the band now releases the recording of ATEM – a composition commissioned by Roadburn Festival, premiered in April 2021 in Tilburg, Netherlands. ATEM comes as a strictly limited 12" vinyl in an edition of only 500 copies.

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