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(Bureau B) Used LP $17.00

“Much of the album sounds,” according to Pitchfork, “like drummer Zappi Diermaier is playing both sticks with one hand. The result is oddly tribal … somewhat like using a commercial drum kit as an indigenous instrument, an anthropological examination of Western instruments for nativist music…. ‘Kundalini Tremolos’ is a great example of the drumming effect…, a yogic meditation with a very Eastern feel, pranayamic forced breathing sessions at the fore, and the titular tremolos stuttering to and fro over loose bouts of tambourine and chimes. The warpath drums are limited to just the metronomic beat of the song and, with all the wild fuzz behind it, sounds like it’s coming from a different world.”



(Bureau B - BB027) Used LP $15.00

2009 reissue of Riechmann’s only solo album (Sky 1978). With distant echoes of the Berlin School (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze) and a clearer influence from the Düsseldorf School (Neu!, Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf), Wunderbar adds layers of harmony to simple sequencers and drum patterns. Modern, electronic pop, perfectly and permanently frozen in time. With rare photographs, liner notes by Asmus Tietchens.