Various

Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik Dusseldorf 82-89

Bureau B

Released: 17th February 2017

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Düsseldorf in the early 1980s. Punk was finished, but its pathos still drifted desolately through pubs and shared flats. At the same time, synthesizers had become increasingly affordable due to digital electronics, allowing more and more people to make music. This music pushed ahead slightly in order to dock onto the electronic sounds of the 1970s Krautrock scene - no one called it "cosmic music" back in those days. But most chose the detour via records by Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Eric Random, Human League or the more unfamiliar experimental sounds gathered on a somewhat morbid-looking compilation entitled "The Elephant Table Album". They were pioneers of a music which would later develop into Drone, Ambient or Hypnagogic. Feat Ralph Dorper, Strafe für Rebellion and a host of others.