La Duesseldorf

La Düsseldorf was a German band, consisting of onetime Kraftwerk drummer and Neu! multi-instrumentalist Klaus Dinger and occasional Neu! collaborators Thomas Dinger and Hans Lampe. La Düsseldorf was formed after Neu! disbanded following the release of their Neu! '75 record. They released a string of successful albums (with sales totaling over a million) during the late '70s and early '80s and were considered highly influential by the likes of Brian Eno and David Bowie, with Bowie going so far as calling La Düsseldorf "the soundtrack of the eighties"
La Duesseldorf
Klaus Dinger - Japandorf

Artist: Klaus Dinger + Japandorf
P: 2013
“Japandorf” is the last album production of Klaus Dinger (1946-2008). In fact “Japandorf” is the perfectly accomplished third album of a series of three albums in total, which were produced since 2000 by the likewise named project Japandorf.
The two predecessors of “Japandorf” are called “pre-Japandorf” and “VIVA Rimix 2010” and are yet to be released.
According to the manifesto like character of his song CHA CHA 2000 (1978), Klaus was even in the beginning of 2000 still after a special kind of musical collaboration to attain a unique sound, which would suit the upcoming millennium. For his new project, he opened his studio in 2000 to various fine artists and musicians for spontaneous recording-sessions. Through an artist friend Nakao, Klaus got introduced to Japanese musicians and artists living in Düsseldorf, especially the sessions together with them had a dense and exciting atmosphere. “Nakao opened the door to Japandorf” Klaus said. From these sessions the new project, “Japandorf” emerged.
On from the beginning of their partnership Klaus, Kazu, Nakao, Miki and Satoshi besides playing music, had spent a lot of time together camping, cycling, being close to nature, discussing, in order to slowly broaden the musical scope.
Klaus ́ basic idea for these recordings was to be working together with a collective of collaborators who would have a background in fine arts rather than being technically skilled instrumentalists. This process of developing music took some time, but the results are surprisingly fresh and unique.
Klaus once said, he would like to pass on his artistic experience to younger generation. Although Klaus has been pressured by financial needs during the 7 years of “Japandorf” production, he would devote all his passion and time to the project and also cared about the members, let them challenge and gain experiences through the creative process.
Lyrically and musically the album “Japandorf” focuses on the city of Düsseldorf and specially on its Japanese community, which Düsseldorf is internationally well known for since the early 70s.
All rehearsal and recording sessions from 2000 until 2006 took place at either Klaus ́ Zeeland Studio at the seaside in the Netherland or at his Düsseldorf Studio which were located nearby the airport. Most of the songs on “Japandorf” were finally recorded in 2007 at Zeeland Studio. Another few recording sessions took place in February and in March 2008, with only Klaus, Kazu and Miki. On 21. March, just before the album was to be finished, Klaus suddenly passed away due to a heart attack. Miki, Klaus ́ partner, became his heiress and finished the three albums together with Kazu in 2010.
“Japandorf” is a uniquely magical, optimistic, refreshing and beautiful album. Definitely another manifest of Klaus Dinger.

15,90 EUR
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Thomas Dinger - Für Mich

Artist: Thomas Dinger, La Düsseldorf
P: 1982 / 2000

Late drummer from Krautrock band "La Dusseldorf"'s first,and only,solo album. You would describe this as sounding quite similiar, with that La Dusseldorf motorik beat but with a more somber,contemplative mood. The overall tone reminds a bit of Michael Rother's solo output that more or less came out during the same time period (early 80's). Not so much in sound (Rother's is very much guitar driven), but in the slighly melancholic mood that they both share. If you're a La Dusseldorf fan check this out, it's a great release. Rest in peace, Thomas Dinger.

16,80 EUR
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V/A - Who's that Man A Tribute to Conny Plank

Artist: Eno, Moebius, Roedelius, Rother,
La Düsseldorf,NEU,Streetmark u.a.

P: 2013
Grönland Records releases a 4 disc CD Box called 'Who's That Man - A Tribute To Conny Plank' as a tribute to legendary German producer Conny Plank. It includes a selection of Plank's most iconic work, along with a series of productions that exemplify his unique sound design. CD 3 features reworks by a host of contemporary artists of the original 24 track magnetic tapes found in the Plank archives. As a previously unreleased gem, the box also contains a live concert by Moebius/ Steffen/ Plank recorded on tape while touring Mexico in 1987.


59,00 EUR
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