Album review: Katalog 1 - Various

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 10:30 24/12/2012
Katalog 1 - Various
Katalog 1 - Various

Relevant offers

Entertainment

People's Choice made: Ellen shines, Depp whines and Fifth Harmony wrap it up Sherlock: co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis reveal season 4's secrets Tuning in for the inauguration of soon to be US President Donald Trump Indian Summers promises terror, betrayal and unrest in second season New Logan trailer: Hugh Jackman bids farewell to Wolverine with a fury Clint Eastwood's house in Pebble Beach is on the market Nancy Sinatra responds to Trump using My Way for his first presidential dance Robin Lord Taylor: the weird and the wonderful trappings of Gotham-fame Womad Q&A: Penny Ashton brings poetry slam to Womad's World of Words Janelle Monae: How Hidden Figures transforms her from musician to actress

KATALOG 1
Various
(Bureau B/Yellow Eye)

My first real awakening to the sonic power of music came in 1971 when I chanced upon an import copy of Can's Tago Mago.

It bewildered and beguiled me in such an inexplicable way that I became obsessed with the very un-PC (nowadays) "krautrock" movement that gave rise to Tangerine Dream's sequencer epic Phaedra, Amon Duull, Faust, Hans Jochim Roedelius, Ash Ra Temple, Popul Vuh and then Kraftwerk. 

The Hamburg based label Bureau B has been steadily re-issuing some of the classics of the genre as well as unleashing a new generation of like-minded experimentalists. 

Like all good samplers Katalog 1 is the ideal way to wet your toes in a past you might have missed and a future you might find challenging.

* What do you think of Katalog 1? Post your comments below.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content