5 used & new from £13.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99

Grosses Wasser Import

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
3 new from £31.95 2 used from £13.99

Amazon's Cluster Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Audio CD (29 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Abraxas Records
  • ASIN: B001KEH5WQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 262,404 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:47
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
2:11
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
4:02
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
4:07
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
2:10
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
18:39
Album Only

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
I can remember being very surprised when I first heard the LP in about 1979/80 by the single track that comprised side two. Tracks 1-5 on the CD make up side one of the LP, and are typical Cluster of the period. These tracks would not have been out of place on the preceding Sky albums (i.e. 'Sowiesoso', 'Cluster and Eno', and 'Eno, Moebius, Roedelius'). The single track on side two ('Grosses Wasser') at over 18 minutes was something of a shock.
The title track is a slow builder, which whilst different in shape to previous material, still sounds of a piece with the preceding Sky albums.
One minor gripe: less than 40 minutes music for a CD is rather short measure. This could have been part of a twofer. Nevertheless, this is another Cluster masterpiece. If you can find it - buy it!! Aficianados will not be disappointed.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Back in the 1980s, it seemed like you'd come across a vinyl copy of Grosses Wasser in every bargain bin or second hand rack you flicked through. Virtually nobody was interested in this music back then, & it was generally dismissed as "boring ambient music" when "ambient" was still a dirty word. Young & skint, I ended up buying one because it was so cheap (literally 50p), & because I recognised Moebius & Roedelius' names from the credits of Eno's Before & After Science LP, which I was just getting into at the time - the minimalist sleeve reminded me of Before & After Science too, I imagine? Grosses Wasser is, essentially, a further extension of Cluster's (then) recent work with Eno - tranquil, atmospheric, but discreetly progressive electronic music fashioned from sustained piano tones, warped synths & pulsating clockwork rhythm boxes. Nobody, in my opinion, has surpassed Moebius &/or Roedelius' mastery of this genre (whatever you want to call it), even Tangerine Dream (whose Peter Baumann co-produces here). Grosses Wasser might not be Cluster's greatest achievement it remains a landmark album of it's era, & & if you already like "this sort of thing" you'll love it.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great album but please note the Bureau B CD version is the one to get (digipack) it really does sound great. The Water version sounds dull and lifeless. Same can be said if considering the equally brilliant 'After the Heat' which is an Eno collaboration.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music from those who taught Eno everything except irony 10 Dec. 1998
By intmicro@concentric.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
These Germans make music for aesthetes with a profound sense of wonder and irony. Where Eno often takes himself too seriously and verges on musical sterility, Cluster is able to transform musical ideas into eclectic spatial images. Not merely "Pop" artists, their classical training allows provides them with a richer language with which to juxtaoppose and marry sounds. Thomas Mann, Paul Klee, Max Ernst and Rilke come to mind. I recommend their music to all who love the infinite possibilities of electronic music...
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars german greatness!!! 28 Nov. 2009
By G. Gessler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
i still remember how i found cluster. i was stuck in mid-michigan (lewiston) but on a trip to detroit i picked up grosses wasser because my grandmother spoke german and it seemed kinda cool. i was stoked beyond belief! i rotated it with bob dylan and the band, kraftwerk and aerosmith in my 8-track had some mad dog 20-20 and i just thought the combination was "right on"!!!! cluster still holds up for me, this album is the best of their work. that "chock" sound they use still remains in my brain. if you like kraftwerk, laurie anderson or the "pop" side of artrock you will like these guys.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cluster's peak 28 Jan. 2000
By DAC Crowell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This release, produced by recently-departed ex-Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann, is perhaps the best showcase of Cluster in all of their different styles. The first half seesaws back and forth between a Teutonic, motoric style that Cluster hadn't entertained since their 1974 "Zuckerzeit" album and the post-Harmonia simplistic, neo-classical stylings found on "Sowiesoso" and their work with Brian Eno. But the second half...the title track...is a landmark work that combines a sweeping, soundtrack-like sensibility with ambient electronics and 'radiospiel'-like effects to create perhaps their ultimate studio composition. This album perhaps better than any other shows off what Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius are capable of. Essential.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Middling Work 7 Aug. 2002
By Tom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I don't know what on earth the reviewer below is on about but Cluster were definitely not in East Germany when they recorded this album! What used to be the first side of the album is full of the careful, melodic music that Cluster had been perfecting since "Zuckerzeit" - some of this is undoubtedly very good, Roedelius' knack of writing charmingly childlike melodies is well to the fore, but it tends to be a kind of in-on-ear-out-the-other music. In fact Roedelius' "Jardin Au Fou" album, recorded in the same studio at around this time is much more impressive. The title track is just dull and rather sloppy. I'd give this album three-and-a-half if I could but i can't, so three it is.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another nice Cluster record 31 Jan. 2007
By Lovblad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While it is not one of their masterpieces and is maligned in some quarters I personally think that Cluster have come up with another good record, a great one in parts.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback