As someone who was obsessive about the electronic explorations of Amon Duull, Cluster, Faust, Tangerine Dream and Can, the Hamburg based German label The Bureau is paradise regained.
It’s been re-issuing old classics as well as potentially new ones.
Cluster’s Hans Joachim Roedelius, who had such a significant impact on shaping Brian Eno’s early ambient works, teams up again with an heir-apparent in Stefan Scheider ambient.
Tiden isn’t as well defined or genre specific as Stunden heading, instead, into a more abstract direction where a track such as Frankly has squelchy synthesisers blips and blurps over a plaintive piano line and Toast thrusts a deep rhythmic bass pulse into an atmospheric sonic soup of voice samples and reverberating keyboards.
Music served as mind food.