Subject: Cluster - II (1972) Full Album Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:28 pm
- Cluster - II (1972) Full Album
This album closes Moebius & Roedelius early radical experimentations in electronic, guitar/organ works. Compositions are always made of repetitive patterns, simple motifs, noisy and cerebral. However it features a better implication in term of "structures". The electronic exercises are shorter, more controlled. The album starts with a spheric music that surronds you, then it introduces a continuous organ line with perpetual static electronic "tones" and guitar's distortion. This tune van evokes the unit of perception. "Im Suden» used a hypnotic electronic bass pulse / guitar patterns to produce hallucinations inside your ears. Gradually it alternates the sound level of each part. Fascinating and visceral "Brain" music. "Fur Die Katz" combines modulating electric sounds with many electronic noises and effects in the background. The atmosphere obtained is very creepy, calibrated for a real discharge of intensity. "Live In Der Fabrik" is made of a repetitive, concentric, duplicated electric sound with a kind of abstract electric bass sound. Very industrial and chaotic. We can also hear modulating frequency harmonies, feedback in the performance space. "Georgel"is a haunted, dark organ work, irrevocably moving to a serie of changing, beating pitches. A sonic meditation, a pleasant cerebral massage. One of the most incredible, stimulating albums I've heard. Review by philippe from Prog Archieves: http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp...
"Cluster" is the debut album from the German Krautrock band of the same name, released in 1971 via Philips. The album is also often referred to erroneously as "Cluster '71", which it was re-released as in 1980 with different cover artwork.
Subsequent re-releases of "Cluster" have also used the "Cluster '71" name, although a vinyl re-release from 2007 on 4 Men With Beards in the US retains the original name and cover art.
Brian Eno's second album collaboration with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster consists of slow-moving instrumentals full of repeated synthesizer sound patterns and sustained guitar notes in the ambient style familiar from Eno's collaborations with Robert Fripp and albums of his own, such as Discreet Music. (One song, "Broken Head", features recited vocals by Eno, and on another, "The Belldog", he sings. On "Tzima N'Arki", he sings backwards.) ~ William Ruhlmann