Watch “Origami II” – a collaboration between Hans Joachim Roedelius (Cluster/Harmonia) and Christoph H Müller (Gotan Project)


Check out the fascinating clip of Origami II, a collaboration between Hans Joachim Roedelius (Cluster/Harmonia etc.) and Christoph H Müller (Gotan Project/ The Swiss Conspiracy). The clip was created by Alex Gonzalez.

This from the press release:

“Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a pioneer of experimental electronic music and a member of Cluster and Harmonia, two trend-setting band projects of the 1970s; Christoph H. Müller, as a composer, producer and soundtrack artist who entered the charts in the late 1980s with the electropop group Touch el Arab and who later shifted his focus to South American roots music and played a significant role in moving the world music genre in an innovative and future-oriented direction with projects like Plaza Francia and the electronic tango of Gotan Project.

The album grew from short piano pieces and rhythmic experiments that originated from Roedelius’s archives. From there, the musicians worked continuously to create new compositions. They are astonishing pieces with remarkable structural form; as a work of origami, the next sound or element of each track often produces an utterly novel (sound) pattern. For example, the unique downbeat sounds of the track “Origami” are reminiscent of gems like “Atmosphere” from the album Harmonia & Eno ’76 Tracks and Traces. Like a welcome spirit, Brian Eno crops up with a spoken-word cameo on the track “About Tape”. “Himmel über Lima” draws inspiration from a ¾ Afro-Peruvian waltz rhythm, only to harmoniously work its way through a rhythmic shift that culminates in an almost classic Roedelius ambient sound.”

Mueller / Roedelius – Imagori

 is due on the 4th September, 2015 on Gronland.


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