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Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81 / Various 3xLP Vinyl
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Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81 / Various 3xLP Vinyl

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'Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81' Various 3xLP Vinyl

This latest instalment in Soul Jazz Records’ successful Deutsche Elektronische Musik series delves deeper into the German nation’s vaults to bring a fascinating new collection that again brings together a selection of classic German electronic and rock groups, including Neu!, Cluster, Popol Vuh, La Düsseldorf, Agitation Free, alongside a host of rare tracks by lesser known artists which includes Michael Bundt, Bröselmaschine, Dronsz, Achim Reichel and others.

The music of Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 ranges from the introverted pastoralism of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Bröselmaschine, to the angular and futuristic electronic experimentations of Klauss Weiss, Pyrolator, Deuter, Michael Bundt and others, to the proto-punk of La Düsseldorf and the heavy space, progressive and cosmic rock of Missus Beastly, Niagara and Dyzan.

The music on Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 was all recorded in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, at a time when forward-thinking German electronic and rock groups were searching for a new musical identity in order to separate themselves from both the cultural legacy of post-world war two Germany as well the ‘cultural imperialism’ of USA and UK rock. In this process German groups created some of the most unique and inspired music, the defining motorik beat alongside a host of ethno-musical influences from far afield – including Turkey, India, Brazil – as well as the musical and futurist possibilities of developments in electronics and technology itself.

Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 is released as a heavyweight 3xLP, deluxe double CD pack and digital release. The new extensive sleevenotes are by David Stubbs, who is the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany’ (Faber & Faber).

“A near-definitive guide to some of the world’s most extraordinary music’’ ***** The Guardian

"There are many potential futures contained within this exemplary Soul Jazz compilation" The Quietus


A1 Klaus Weiss / Wide Open Space Motion
A2 A.R. & Machines / I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song
A3 Deutsche Wertarbeit / Deutscher Wald
A4 Dzyan / Khali
A5 Missus Beastly / Geisha
B1 Alex / Derulé
B2 Agitation Free / In The Silence Of The Morning Sunrise
B3 Georg Deuter / Pearls
B4 Michael Bundt / The Brain Of Oscar Panizza
C1 Popol Vuh / Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Süsser Als Wein
C2 Novalis / Dronsz
C3 Bröselmaschine / Schmetterling
D1 Neu! / Neuschnee
D2 Between / And The Waters Opened
D3 La Düsseldorf / White Overalls
D4 Klaus Weiss / Constellation
E1 Achim Reichel / Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden
E2 Roedelius / Lustwandel
E3 Pyrolator / Die Haut Der Frau
E4 Cluster / Hollywood
F1 Streetmark / Passage
F2 Niagara / Rhythm Go
F3 Michael Bundt / Neon