Thursday, 3 April 2008

harmonia -live 1974

live 1974


Finally managed to pick up a copy of this. I had looked it over on several visits to the record store but always took something else; Michael Rother's Invisible Jukebox in April's edition of The Wire won me over. Excellent indeed. I've always rather liked Neu! so I wasn't disappointed in the least. A must for any krautrock / kosmische music aficionado. "You’ve heard of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Cluster, right? How about Harmonia? It’s much less likely because, like many trailblazers of their own era, they were ignored at the time. Well, beyond the ‘How to buy Krautrock’ section in your local record shop sits a further, towering wall of German space music to explore and first on your list should be Harmonia." more (© gronland records)

gronland records


Tuesday, 1 April 2008


Available May 2008




New York/Tokyo based Sawako is a musician, software designer, and multimedia artist whose multi-disciplinary works intermix and pollenate her music with inspiration ranging from nature, science, academia and poetic motion.

Bitter Sweet's diffuse and hazy soundscaping is Sawako's most mature work to date, relying less on her previous child-like melodies while remaining feminine and tender. She has come into her own after having established herself for a number of years as a New Yorker where she has tirelessly performed, studied and created as an important member of the city's electronic music community.

Bitter Sweet is packaged in a 6-panel digipack with photography throughout by Brooklyn-based artist and photographer Maki Kaoru.
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