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HEIKO MAILE + JULIAN DEMARRE

Neostalgia. Out September 6, 2024

Heiko Maile and Julian Demarre, both pop musicians and film composers, have been collaborating since the mid-90s album classic "MEANWHILE" by Camouflage. While Heiko continued pursuing the perfect pop song, they both landed their first feature film score gigs. In recent years while working together on several films, they felt they should create something for themselves - a love letter to 70s and 80s electronic music. With some esoteric 1970s keyboards from Japan designed for the sound of tomorrow they have now recorded an album for all the days after tomorrow. The result is the genre-bending album NEOSTALGIA, a unique blend of various electronic styles and 1970s Krautrock with pieces featuring intros/outros, flutes, flanger guitars and vocoders, and tracks pushing the six-minute mark.

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JIMI TENOR

Sähkömies. Out August 16, 2024

With Sähkömies, Jimi Tenor released his legendary solo debut in 1994 on Puu, a spin-off of the Finnish label Sähkö Recordings founded by Tommi Grönlund and Mika Vainio in 1993. Recorded in Tenor's former home in New York, the album offers a previously unheard mixture of drum machine driven, electronic sounds and Sun Ra-inspired jazz. Written, recorded and produced entirely by Tenor in his apartment, the pieces have lost none of their spontaneous, roughcast charm to this day. The record combines lo-fi electronics with Jimi Tenor's typical smoky saxophone playing, offering a fascinating listening experience that documents an artist who is full of curiosity and the joy of experimentation. For the 30th anniversary of Sähkömies, Bureau B is thrilled to make this special album available again on LP and CD.

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SUPERSEMPFFT

Roboterwerke. Out August 9, 2024

After introducing us to the techno-tropical pop of Supersempfft via an essential reissue of their stargazing sophomore LP 'Metaluna', those surefooted folks at Hamburg's Bureau B beam back a couple of years to bring us the Hessen outfit's outrageous debut. The collaborative vehicle careers through the cosmos like a high performance clown car, disguising daring chord progressions, technical innovation and a heap of hooks behind its cartoon chassis, and taking us lucky listeners along for the joyride.

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SPRUNG AUS DEN WOLKEN

1981 - West-Berlin. Out July 5, 2024

The Berlin project Sprung Aus Den Wolken was part of the "Geniale Dilletanten" movement in the early 1980s, along with Einstürzende Neubauten and Mechanik Destrüktiw Komandöh. The band first released an EP on ZickZack in 1981, followed by further releases on the band's own record label Faux Pas in 1982 and 1983, then on the French outlet Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier until 1991. The track Pas Attendre was part of the soundtrack of Wim Wender's movie Der Himmel Über Berlin and thus became an underground hit. Bureau B is thrilled to now re-release the debut EP under the title "1981 - West-Berlin" including additional songs from the band's early days, which have been carefully remastered from the original cassettes.

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CONNY FRISCHAUF

Kenne Keine Töne. Out June 28, 2024

After "Die Drift", "Kenne Keine Töne" is the second studio album by the Vienna-based artist Conny Frischauf. Moving between pop and experiment, she embarks on a search for the momentary, the transitions and sonorous threshold spaces, creating a fascinating sound laboratory with "Kenne Keine Töne" that invites us to readjust our listening habits.

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CLUSTER

Zuckerzeit (50th Anniversary Edition). Out June 14, 2024

Limited Anniversary Edition: 180g vinyl, hand numbered, 1000 copies available! In 1974, Cluster entered the sugar era. This doesn't mean that they had finally arrived in their promised land, but they had simply moved from Berlin to the country, to a small place called Forst on the river Weser. Many a thing had changed for band members Moebius and Roedelius since Cluster II: They had moved from boisterous Berlin to this calm rural village, they had founded the band Harmonia, had set up their own studio and had bought new equipment. As a result of this and many other things, new impulses were noticeably spurring the evolution of their music. The album Zuckerzeit ("sugar era") launched a revolution for Cluster.

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CONRAD SCHNITZLER

Blau (50th anniversary edition). Out June 14, 2024

Limited Anniversary Edition: embossed, reverse board, hand numbered, limited edition blue vinyl, 500 copies available! 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 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 blue album ("Blau") from 1974 was Schnitzler's second solo LP

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DUMBO TRACKS

Move With Intention. Out June 21, 2024

Dumbo Tracks returns with a second album Move With Intention – the anticipated follow up to 2022's eponymous debut. Philipp Janzen and collaborators deliver a varied collection of nine zoned-out grooves direct from Dumbo Studio in Cologne, with vocal contributions from Portable, Ada, Marker Starling, Rubee Fegan and nothhingspecial.

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CAMOUFLAGE

Bodega Bohemia. Out May 24, 2024

Founded in the southern German city of Bietigheim-Bissingen by Heiko Maile, Oliver Kreyssig and Marcus Meyn in the year 1984, the band Camouflage scored an unexpected international hit with their debut album 'Voices & Images' in 1988. Their sophomore album 'Methods Of Silence', released just a year later, was an even bigger success. Songs like 'The Great Commandment' and 'Love Is A Shield', went on to become perennial classics of the synth pop genre. Heiko Maile and Marcus Meyn recorded their fourth album 'Bodega Bohemia' in the synthsound studio of Belgian producer and electro-pop pioneer Dan Lacksman. It was released on 26 April 1993. To mark the 30th anniversary of the album, the band opened up the archives to assemble a special bonus edition including a wealth of rare and unreleased recordings, limited to 500 4-LP sets and 1,500 triple CDs.

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CONRAD SCHNITZLER

Slow Motion. Out May 10, 2024

The 1960s weren't just about The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and hippies, they also ushered in new forms of art: happenings, Fluxus, Neo-Dada, video art, to name just a few. As borders blurred, pop influenced art and art influenced pop. Many protagonists of the time chose to ignore borders altogether. This chaotic, euphoric atmosphere of extreme innovation lasted well into the 1970s and continues to resonate today.

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DIE PARTEI

Celaviemachinery. Out April 12, 2024

"La Freiheit des Geistes", a collaborative album by Tom Dokoupil and Walter Dahn under the moniker "Die Partei", emerged in 1981 with a fusion of Kraut electronica and early NDW vibes. Fast forward 43 years, their latest release "Celaviemachinery" reflects a refreshed sound rooted in their artistic origins. With dreamy landscapes and nods to influential records, the album is not just a homage but a testament to compositional beauty, inviting listeners into hypnotic experiences across its twelve tracks, reaffirming Die Partei's enduring significance in contemporary electronic music.

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FAUST

Momentaufnahme IV. Out April 5, 2024

Faust is a group of artists who shared intense musical experiences in the years 1971-1974. Supported by producer Uwe Nettelbeck and sound engineer Kurt Graupner, they produced an immense array of recordings in a studio in Wümme which had been set up just for them. Two compact album productions followed, recorded at the Manor (21st-31st March 1973) and Musicland Studios (6th-12th May 1974). "Momentaufnahme III" and "Momentaufnahme IV" present a selection of recordings from this period, documenting their creative versatility and explosive dynamism. Some tracks are extremely raw and experimental, others are fully rounded productions. A collection of unreleased snapshots which offer a wonderful insight into the world of Faust.

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FAUST

Momentaufnahme III. Ou April 5, 2024

Faust is a group of artists who shared intense musical experiences in the years 1971-1974. Supported by producer Uwe Nettelbeck and sound engineer Kurt Graupner, they produced an immense array of recordings in a studio in Wümme which had been set up just for them. Two compact album productions followed, recorded at the Manor (21st-31st March 1973) and Musicland Studios (6th-12th May 1974). "Momentaufnahme III" and "Momentaufnahme IV" present a selection of recordings from this period, documenting their creative versatility and explosive dynamism. Some tracks are extremely raw and experimental, others are fully rounded productions. A collection of unreleased snapshots which offer a wonderful insight into the world of Faust.

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MARTIN REV

Martin Rev. Out March 22, 2024

In the beginning. Martin Rev's eponymous debut solo record was released in 1980, not long after the second Suicide LP appeared. It is one of the most seminal albums to have emerged in the early years of electronic music.

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HELDON

Electronique Guerilla (Heldon I) (50th Anniversary Edition). Out March 1, 2024

Heldon were the most important French electronic space rock musicians. The band were Richard Pinhas with a variety of guest musicians on different tracks. The debut "Electronique Guerilla" (1974) is a psychedelic sonic symbiosis of Pinhas' 1954 Gibson Les Paul and his EMS Synthi AKS. It even features a special guest appearance by the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze reciting Nietzsche! For the 50th anniversary we're releasing a hand numbered, limited edition blue vinyl, 500 copies available!

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KARL BARTOS

The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. Out February 16, 2024

Musician and writer Karl Bartos has long been admirer of Weimar-era culture. During his time in Kraftwerk, he helped create the stunning track 'Metropolis', directly inspired by a band viewing of the classic 1927 Fritz Lang film of the same name. The original orchestral music composed for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Giuseppe Becce had long been lost and in 2005, after watching the film, Bartos imagined what it would be like to create an entirely new one in the 21st Century in his home studios in Hamburg. Now with crystal clear images, digitally restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, the film is visually the best quality it has ever been, and now, with Bartos' soundtrack, there is impressive sound to go with the haunting vision.

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JA, PANIK

Don't Play With The Rich Kids. Out February 2, 2024

Ja, Panik sind zurück! Während das letzte, experimentell-forschende und in viele Richtungen mäandernde Pop-Album "Die Gruppe Ja, Panik" (2021) ihr überraschendes Comeback nach siebenjähriger Kreativpause markierte, ist "Don't play with the rich kids" nun so etwas wie ihre Rückkehr als Rock-Band. Als die Gang aus dem Burgenland, die sich spätestens seit "The Angst And The Money" (2009) in unser aller Herzen gespielt hat

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KREIDLER

Twists (A Visitor Arrives). Out January 12, 2024

Kreidler's seventh long-playing record for Bureau B is an affair of electronic pop music nurtured in now-clubs and rooted in Rhenish kraut, British post-punk (with a touch of NYC and Brussels) and international polyrhythm. In the 30th year of the band's history, on Twists (a visitor arrives) "Düsseldorf's second most famous band" (Boomkat) collaborated on four of the nine tracks with guests Khan Of Finland, Maxim Bosch, Natalie Beridze and Timuçin Dündar. They left the cover design in the hands of Fette Sans.

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