Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Electronic music pioneer Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) wanted to record an album together with his musical soul-mates, Okko Bekker and Asmus Tietchens, at Conny Plank s studio in 1976. In the event, Plank himself even... more »
Electronic music pioneer Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) wanted to record an album together with his musical soul-mates, Okko Bekker and Asmus Tietchens, at Conny Plank s studio in 1976. In the event, Plank himself even participated in the recordings as a musician. Two other musicians also joined the fold: bassist Helmut Hattler and saxophonist Johannes Pappert (both from Kraan) had just finished working on an album and were happy to stay on at the studio. Suddenly, there were six musicians with six different personalities who had never worked together before. But what could easily have gone wrong turned into a great document of electronic music, which was rather atypical for its time and conveyed a certain lightness, revealing complex structures on closer inspection. This is the first official Liliental release on CD.
Nice jam session
Joseph L. Kolb | harris, mn USA | 08/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is a jam session between members of cluster/harmonia and kraan. i've never been a big fan of cluster, as i thought their stuff was too sparse and minimal for my taste. this is a nice combination of minimal music and rock/jazz. it's a difficult cd to catagorize. i'd say minimal/ambient rock/jazz. that safely covers it all! good performances throughout. my only complaint is that the cd is short. only 37 minutes with 6 tracks. it has been reissued by the good folks of SPV, who do quality reissues. booklet with pictures included. i would recommend this release if your into the early german music scene."
Robert Carlberg | Seattle | 03/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Good to see this finally out on CD, thirty years after the fact. Liliental was the sort of "supergroup" usually only seen in England or America, with everyone being not only stellar musicians but also the leaders of their respective bands.
Apparently Conny Plank's studio, where everybody-who-was-anybody came to record, hosted a few "hangers-on" and over late night espressos they hatched a plan to roll tape on the bunch. The resulting one-off is a minor classic, combining the gentle electronics of Dieter Moebius (Cluster), the abstract textures of Asmus Tietchens, jazz sax & bass from Kraan's Hattler & Pappert, and Tietchen's producer-friend Okko Bekker. Even Plank himself gets into the action with synthesizer, guitar and chorus vocals.
The resulting music is relaxed, congenial, fun and holds up surprisingly well after a generation of vicissitudes. A welcome return to availability that will hopefully gain a whole new audience."