2018 Edition of Long Out of Print First Deutsche Elektronische Compilation: Fully Remastered & Pressed As Two Separate Double-Vinyl Sets
Soul Jazz Records' new 2018 edition of their long out of print classic first Deutsche Elektronische Musik (Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83) compilation is a near-definitive guide to some of the worlds most extraordinary music. The album comes as two separate double-vinyl (+ download code) editions featuring a stunning line-up of groups including Cluster, Can, Faust, Popol Vuh, Neu!, Amon Duul, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf and Tangerine Dream as well as a host of lesser known groups such as Kollectiv, Ibliss, Between and many more. This new edition is fully remastered and features all the original artwork and tracks.
German rock and experimental electronic music grew out of the worldwide counter-cultural revolution of 1968. The objectives were to create new music, free from the past. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative, Kommune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of the system. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new collective German bands forming such as Amon Duul, Faust, and Can (all featured here) and others and these ideals drove this new movement.
A music that gave seed out of the cultural nothingness that young Germans felt as a consequence of Germany's role in the Second World War. A generation who grew up stifled by the recent history of Nazi atrocities, the guilt of their parents generation and their disillusionment at the reintegration of old Nazis into mainstream society. Influenced equally by the electronic experimentalism of Stockhausen, the progressive rock of Pink Floyd and the black American jazz and soul music played at the occupying armed forces bases, young German artists seamlessly created out of this a new unique music with its own unique identity.