Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Harmonia: Live 1974

Harmonia are some kind of krautrock super-group (they are Roedelius and Mobius from Cluster + Rother from Neu!) but they have have composed only 2 LP's in the 70's (the beutiful and mesmerizing "Musik Von Harmonia" and "Harmonia Deluxe"), plus a 1997 collaboration with Brian Eno (long time musical partner of Roedelius and Mobius with Cluster), and have de facto been some of the inventors of Trance and (surely with Brian Eno) Ambient music. Nevertheless their music never gets to be boring, and instead Harmonia are, much surpinsingly (or at least for those who, like me, don't appreciate that genre so much), creators of some of the most imaginative and hypnotic pieces of music ever made. Rother's liquid guitars and the two Cluster's gentle electronic sounds are a perfect match, a magic land of kosmische rock where songs never really end but fade into one another instead, as often happens in this "Harmonia Live 1974", the recording of a concert at the Penny Station Club (a former railway station) in Grissem, in which no audience is heard applauding, talking or whatever (Rother said that they were either too stoned or they simply couldn't tell where songs ended, in fact), and Harmonia's tracks are free to float in space (and never music was intended to be more spacial than this, I'd say).
I'm obviously thrilled by this album, and I really hope you'll like it too.

Next: Some Go-Betweens' stuff. Definitely.

Harmonia Live 1974 (Fastupload Link)
Harmonia Live 1974 (Badongo Link)

More about "Harmonia Live 1974" :
-Review @ Uncut.co.uk
-Review @ NewNoise.net
-Review @ SubbaCultcha.com
-Review (in french) @ LesInrocks.com


Anonymous said...


The file has been deleted already! I was really excited to see this hear- could you please re-upload?

Thank you for the great music.

michelerui79 said...

Did it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this file, but what is the password?

Thanks in advance for any help