Cluster II Original recording remastered
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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of Cluster s classic 1972 album Cluster II . Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius had been making experimental electronic music since meeting at Berlin s famed Zodiak arts lab in the late 1960s. Cluster II was their second work for a major label and was released in Germany on the Brain label in 1972. The sessions saw producer (and contributor to Cluster s first album) Conny Plank oversee the proceedings. Less industrial in feel to Cluster s debut work, Cluster II is nevertheless a classic, hailed by aficionado Julian Cope as a major album in his book Krautrocksampler . This Esoteric Reactive edition is newly remastered and fully restores the original album artwork and includes a booklet with new essay.
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The sum total is a throbbing, exciting sound world, free of melody and yet accessible, easy to listen to and yet a million miles from ambient music. It is truly a world of its own created through echo devices, oscillators, organs, guitar, wah-wah pedals all shifting around the stereo image constantly giving the impression of vast three dimensional sound shifts.
The individual titles are largely irrelevant (indeed on their debut they didn't bother with them, only durations), the six pieces add up 50 minutes of captivating, shifting sound which constantly reinvents itself and sounds like nothing else.
Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, or Cluster, are virtually another new strand in this knot of musical invention. As their field is essentially electronic music, it would seem sensible to align them with Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream, but the fact that they used electronic instrumentation, in effect, manually seems to place them closer to Neu! On this album there aren't sequencers like on a Tangs album, but there is electronica aplenty.Read more ›
It's the sound of hearing something monumental happening far away.
It's quite nasty in its refusal to be anything vaguely human.