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5.0 out of 5 stars Buried Treasure
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...
Published on 2 Nov. 2009 by N. ADAMS

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3.0 out of 5 stars Was it worth the wait?
The trouble with `lost` albums like this is that they rarely deliver on the expectation. I was hoping for some sort of groundbreaking marriage between Eno and Harmonia.Instead you can see why it was unreleased for so long. I personally think this is decent in the first three tracks then drifts off into the ether for the next 4 or 5,before coming back to life on the last...
Published on 30 Dec. 2010 by J. P. Thompson


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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buried Treasure, 2 Nov. 2009
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N. ADAMS (Bristol, UK) - See all my reviews
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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.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Was it worth the wait?, 30 Dec. 2010
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J. P. Thompson (Cheshire,England) - See all my reviews
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The trouble with `lost` albums like this is that they rarely deliver on the expectation. I was hoping for some sort of groundbreaking marriage between Eno and Harmonia.Instead you can see why it was unreleased for so long. I personally think this is decent in the first three tracks then drifts off into the ether for the next 4 or 5,before coming back to life on the last 5. I`d prefer more tunes, like at the beginning and the end of the album, the middle tracks especially are too dull and lifeless for my liking. Definitely an album where I would miss out tracks 4-7 when ripping to a MP3 player.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes in autumn, 6 July 2010
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This was the first electronicrecord I bought and I still keep it. Cause it is so mystic and beatifull. Especially Sometimes in autumn has some haunting soundscapes. I don't like Klaus Schulze yet, it's too repetitive, newage-like and somehow too long without no tension. But the songs here evolve softly and efficient. Together with Tor Lundvall's Ghost years and Pastel's Last great wilderness my favorite ambient: Sometimes in autumn. Very organic, inner-space autumnmemories. Like you'd find dark strawberries that didn't rot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Dec. 2014
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated and Dull, 4 July 2010
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This probably sounded quite progressive in 1976, but it hasn't aged well and all sounds rather cliched and longwinded. Think "Cluster and Eno" (understandably) meets "Apollo" with a bit of "Index of Metals" thrown in, but not as good as any of these. Interesting to Eno collectors, but I'm afraid it didn't hit the spot for me.
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