Release Date: Jul 9, 2013
Record label: Bureau B
Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Experimental Ambient, Electro-Acoustic
On their follow-up to Stunden, ambient and experimental music legend Hans-Joachim Roedelius and electronic music producer and multi-instrumentalist Stefan Schneider (To Rococco Rot, Kreidler), expand upon the musically and texturally elastic explorations of time on their debut. This isn't accomplished by stretching out the previous record's languid approach, which let compositions merely float with sonic adornment. While Roedelius' piano is never less than beautiful, each note is articulated precisely; played with only enough force to illuminate the particular voice each tune needs.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a legendary, pioneering figure in ambient and experimental music. For over 50 years, he has been a prominent visionary figure since his work at the vanguard of ’60s/’70s krautrock movement as part of leading lights Cluster and Harmonia and as a solo composer. Now aged 76, Roedelius still has an unfailing and insatiable appetite for making oblique and captivating soundcapes.
The curious mind of Hans-Joachim Roedelius continues to wander. His discography is so vast at this point, with so many notable collaborators picked up along the way, that even the most ardent krautrock obsessive probably doesn't own a complete set of his works. Roedelius is a founding member of Cluster and Harmonia, and made a handful of recordings with Brian Eno in the 1970s.