Acts of Senseless Beauty on vinyl

Tourette Records are re-releasing Nurse With Wound’s 1997 collaboration with Czech musician Aranos. The album was originally out only on CD but this edition comes on double transparent vinyl. Also, it comes across in the press release as having bonus material on side D. There will be 440 regular copies and 60 art editions with hand made sleeves. There is no confirmed release date but pre-orders are now being taken by the label

Hush Arbors vinyl editions

Hush Abors Live at the Heeley Institute

the 97 CD artwork

Blackest Rainbow Records have announced that they are working on a double LP set from Hush Arbors. The first LP will be a vinyl pressing of the first ever Blackest Rainbow release – “Live, Heeley Institute, Sheffeild, England”, recorded in 2006. The second LP is a new show from 2011 – “Live from Kittery, Maine”. The Sheffield show is a solo acoustic performance from Keith while the recent show in Maine catches Hush Arbors as a trio with John Moloney and Jason Ajemian.

If you’re curious, both releases can be streamed (and bought as downloads, vinylphobes) from the Hush Arbors bandcamp page.

Reissue of Harald Grosskopf’s Synthesist

RVNG have reissued the psychedelic synth album “Synthesist” from original Cosmic Courier & Ash Ra Tempel member Harald Grosskopf. The LP comes with a bonus CD that features remixes from a bunch of contemporary cosmonauts that serve to join the dots, with inspired re-thinks from James Ferraro, Oneohtrix Point Never, JD Twitch, Stellar Om Source, Pink Skull, Bronze, CFCF, Jar Moff, Arp, Blondes, Snoretex and Keyhole Voyeur.

Harald Grosskopf – Synthesist by RVNG Intl.

Ash Ra Tempel Reissues

Manuel Göttsching has announced he is reissuing the 5 Ash Ra Tempel albums and his first solo album on CD via his own MG.ART label.

If you order via his website before February 11th, you can buy all 6 for 90 euros + Shipping and a free Manuel Göttsching DVD gets thrown in. You can also buy 5 for 82.50euros.

The re-releases are:

– Ash Ra Tempel (selfed titled first album) / MG.ART 811
– Ash Ra Tempel – Schwingungen / MG.ART 812
– Ash Ra Tempel & Timothy Leary – Seven up / MG.ART 813
– Ash Ra Tempel – Join inn / MG.ART 814
– Ash Ra Tempel – Starring Rosi / MG.ART 815
– Manuel Göttsching – Inventions for electric guitar / MG.ART 816

For more info, go to

Cluster split

Roedelius has announced via myspace page his that after 2010 he will no longer be working with Moebius on Cluster. He states that “there will be “Cluster3″ in the future to consist of me and Onnen Bock as the nucleus of that new Cluster-group and eventually other musicians.”

In related news, coming full cycle, Bureau-B are reissuing Cluster’s debut album “Cluster71” on December 3rd.
This will be the first reissue to use the original Philips running order


In this months Mojo magaizne, Irmin Schmidt reveals some exciting news for Can-heads. He states there are 20 to 30 hours of unreleased music in the Can archive and that he has begun digitising it. He mentions there are live recordings and a lot of soundtrack work and alternative versions of existing songs (he cites Vitamin C as an example of a song they tried out in different styles).

In Autumn, deluxe vinyl editions of the classic Can albums will be released with the unreleased material to follow:

“It might be a series of albums, two or three at least” he is quoted as saying “There are some really nice and strange jams of the four of us alone in the studio which have never been heard since. There will be songs with Malcolm and Damo; there’s a live piece with Malcolm I remember, and two or three with Damo”

When asked what will happen to the rest of the archive he is quoted as saying it will be put on the internet for download.

Soul Jazz Records To Relase Krautrock

Soul Jazz, the record label that first made their name through compiling the best rare tracks from the the genres of funk and jazz, are branching out into the world of krautrock after recent success with their New York Noise and dubstep releases.

The line-up for their debut Krautrock compilation, entitled “Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972-1983” is:

1. Can – Aspectacle (5.39)
2. Between – Devotion (3.46)
3. Harmonia – Dino (3.29)
4. Gila – This Morning (5.45)
5. Kollectiv – Rambo Zambo (11.39)
6. Michael Bundt – La Chasse Aux Microbes (8.30)
7. E.M.A.K. – Filmmuzik (3.15)
8. Popol Vuh – Morgengruss (2.57)
9. Conrad Schnitzler – Auf Dem Schwarzen Canal (3.12)
10. La Dusseldorf – Rheinita (7.37)
11. Harmonia – Veterano (3.55)
12. Faust – It’s A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl (7.26)
13. Neu – Hallo Gallo (10.03)

1. Cluster – Heisse Lippen (2.21)
2. Ibliss – High Life (13.01)
3. Dieter Moebius – Hasenheide (2.36)
4. Amon Duul II – Fly United (3.29)
5. Popol Vuh – Aguirre 1 (6.13)
6. Ash Ra Tempel – Daydream (5.22)
7. Tangerine Dream – No Man’s Land (9.05)
8. Amon Duul II – Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse (5.43)
9. Roedelius – Geradewohl (3.31)
10. Can – I Want More (3.30)
11. Deuter – Soham (4.55)

Neu! Box Set Details Confirmed

Michael Rother’s website has confirmed the release date (May 10th) & details for the forthcoming Neu! box set link

Limited edition NEU! Vinyl Box – Released May 2010 on Groenland Records

– 4 vinyl LPs & 1 vinyl maxi-single

– Original studio albums NEU!, NEU! 2, NEU! ’75 and the for the first time, an official release of NEU! ’86

– NEU! ’72 (previously unreleased live maxi-single 18 minutes!)

– 36-page picturebook & NEU! stencil

– Free download code for all albums via (coming soon!)

– Free NEU! t-shirt (one of three designs)

Gronland are very proud to announce the forthcoming release of this Limited edition NEU! vinyl box set. The NEU! “Vinyl Box” is a complete retrospective of one of the most influential German bands of the seventies. In addition to the three original NEU! studio albums the package contains two additional vinyls, appearing for the first time officially. The album NEU! `86 contains never before released material, revised by Michael Rother as well as the most recent studio recordings of both musicians. “NEU! ’72 non-public test” is a stunning and previously unheard live recording of the band in Dusseldorf.

Also included is a thirty-six page book with text about the history and the workings of NEU!, illustrated with previously unpublished photographs by Anton Corbijn and Peter Lindbergh, , and a code to allow the buyer to download the digital version of all the albums on the website (coming soon!). A free NEU! T-shirt (one of three different designs) and a stencil of the NEU! logo finish off this bumper release.

Klaus Dinger’s and Michael Rother’s music has left its mark on generations of musicians and international influences – bands like Sonic Youth, U2, Radiohead and Primal Scream amongst many others, all owe a creative debt to NEU!, not to mention their impact on the electronic music of the last twenty years.

Michael Rother, February 2010.

“I am very happy to know that with the NEU! vinyl box set our fans will for the first time have the opportunity to hear the whole bandwidth of NEU!. My partner Klaus Dinger sadly passed away in 2008 but he has been in our minds all during the work on this box set and his visual ideas for NEU! were our inspiration.

Apart from the three “classic“ NEU! albums of the 70s the box features – as a new release – our fourth studio album called NEU! ´86 and a 12“ maxi single with over 17 exciting minutes which I edited from a very lo-fi and rough recordings from a 1972 rehearsal and which will appeal to the hardcore fans. A vinyl album sized 36-pages picture book with very interesting texts i.e. by Stephen Iliffe and comments about our music as well as photos and materials that until now have never been made available to the public provide the fan with new insights. Anton Corbijn, Peter Lindbergh and other photographers have contributed exclusive photos of NEU! spanning the years 1972 until 2000 and these are complemented by photos and other documents stemming from our personal archives.

Conny Plank´s amazing contributions as engineer and co-producer of the first three NEU! albums are also highlighted in the picture book. His son Stephan Plank provided us with additional photos. We thankfully remember Conny and remind the fans of the unique qualities of this sound magician.

Most of all I´m thrilled about the release of the album NEU! ´86 which Klaus Dinger and I originally recorded in 1985/86, but left unfinished back then and which led to some unfortunate problems between Klaus and myself in the 90s. I now completely reworked the album from original multitrack and master tapes, and unearthed a few yet unknown tracks which are essential for a full understanding of what Klaus and I focussed on for NEU! in the mid 80s. It was my aim to present Klaus Dinger´s musical strengths and visions just as much as my own ideas. The best musical result was to be my only guideline, not the ego. All during the emotional process of reworking our album Klaus was on my mind and I contemplated what he would think about my decisions. I was very relieved and moved to hear from his heir, Miki Yui, who contributed many valuable ideas to the making of the box set, that she was pleased with the result presented with the album NEU! ´86.”

Miki Yui, February 2010.

“It was always Klaus´ aim to make NEU! (new) music available for the new generations. It´s been a long and winding road for NEU!, therefore it is so precious and we are happy to present this special NEU! Vinyl Box set. The absence of Klaus is enormous, but we’ve tried to keep the original NEU! visual concept for the design, and pushed it forward in a playful way. For the first time NEU! official merchandise will be made, so everyone can enjoy NEU! visually as well. Hope Klaus will like them too! This NEU! Box set will reveal the myth of NEU! and certainly give deeper insight in NEU! music. Along with the release, I will send messages from Klaus Dinger over Internet on our website, Enjoy! ”

Laibach and think of Wagner

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the existence and work of Laibach, the group has decided to release two special limited edition albums in CD and vinyl versions.

The “LAIBACH REVISITED” double album will include a complete version of the first Laibach album (LAIBACH, 1985), re-mastered from the original tapes with additional tracks included on the disc one. The second disc will present newly arranged and recorded versions of selected songs from the period 1980 – 1986, including Brat moj (Brother of Mine), Država (The State), Mi kujemo bodočnost (We Are Forging the Future), Krvava gruda – plodna zemlja (Bloody Ground – Fertile Soil), and others. This album is due to be released in May 2010.

The “VOLKSWAGNER” double album will present a unique Laibachian interpretation of Richard Wagner’s music. Disc 1 will present a studio version of recorded and mixed material created in collaboration between Laibach, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and Izidor Leitinger. Disc 2 will present a selection of tracks recorded from live performances of the VOLKSWAGNER suite. This album is scheduled for release in the second half of 2010.

Both albums will be produced as collector’s items, equipped with richly designed booklets featuring exclusive photos, pictures, texts, essays, and information. The vinyl version will also feature a special poster. Precise descriptions of the albums and the exact release dates will be announced closer to the release date.

The first 500 buyers of each item will also receive a free special Laibach T-shirt. NSK citizens with passports will receive an additional 10% discount on the price of two purchased items. The first 500 copies will also be signed by the group, stamped, and numbered.

Albums copies can be reserved here

Laibach is announcing a number of large-scale exhibitions for 2010, this time in Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Trbovlje. Each of these exhibitions will present a different aspect of Laibach’s visual and multimedia art. The Trbovlje exhibition will open in the Delavski Dom on September 27th, exactly 30 years after the (forbidden) very first Laibach appearance at the same place in Laibach’s home town. Ljubljana exhibition at MGLC (International Centre of Graphic Arts) will open on April 1st 2010. Zagreb exhibition date will be announced as soon as the date is confirmed.