More than 30 years after its recording (seeing only the light of day in 1997) this album sounds as fresh and imaginative, if not more so, than if it had been produced today. For Eno working with the vanguard of these early German electronic pioneers, consisting of members of Cluster and Neu, must have proved to be an epiphany; indeed he described Harmonia as "the worlds most important rock group" - High prize from the man who would become the mastermind behind Bowie's 'Berlin' period and who would give birth to ambient music.
But listening to this album it is easy to understand why he was so unabashed. The music is tirelessly inventive, taking you through an endless array of atmospheres and moods that seemingly the probe the unknown and unspoken. Ranging from the plaintive 'by the riverside' right through to the atonal malevolence of 'weird dream', this release literally fizzes and cracks with imagination and possibilty. I cannot recommend this release highly enough.