Friday, 24 February 2017

Roedelius - Offene Türen (rec. 1980, rel. 1982)

Roedelius' eighth album under his name, recorded in 1980 and released two years later.  Among that early 80s prolific purple patch, Offene Türen stands out by being far and away the most minimal and wholly electronic; it compares more easily to Cluster's Curiosum - most notably on Spiegelung, which also features an uncharacteristic vocal hum - than the lush romanticism of Jardin Au Fou.  This is still unmistakably Roedelius though, especially on the two midpoint tracks Auf der Höhe and Allemande; that melodic lightness of touch couldn't be anyone else.

Abenteuerliche Begegnung
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