Roedelius, Hans Joachim

Born in Berlin and now based in Austria.
He already made about 150 CDs/ LPs. Also known within collaborations with: Harmonia, Cluster, Kluster, Brian Eno and many more...

Roedelius, Hans Joachim
Roedelius - Offene Türen

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1982 / 2013
“Offene Türen” is a purely electronic album. Without losing himself in their infinite tonal possibilities, Roedelius delights in playing a selection of synthesizers. He even deploys an analogue rhythm machine now and then to discreet effect. Roedelius takes great care
to steer well clear of any cosmic fog or depersonalised abstractions. Nothing of the sort can be heard, as he focusses intensely and exclusively on the relationships of rhythm, harmony and melody. Roedelius conjures up their delicate timbres on synthesizer with the
greatest of ease. The seasoned electronic musician would have found similar results beyond the reach of his good old Farfisa organ. “Offene Türen” is an album of electronic chamber music and only someone with as sunny a disposition as Roedelius could be its
composer and performer. Indeed, the unfettered Roedelius knew no artistic barriers in the early 1980s, following a turbulent period of personal upheaval amidst the musical revolution going on around him. He began to open up a brand new musical world, venturing
forth with typical humility, as quietly and steadfastly as ever. “Offene Türen” marks a kind of threshold which Roedelius crosses in the moment of its inception: one foot in the glorious 1970s, the other already reaching into the uncharted future of the 1980s. Roedelius did not surrender his musical identity in the process, nor did he modify his inimitable artistic handwriting. Both had attained a level of complexity that perhaps he himself would have found surprising in earlier days. Those who have listened carefully to Roedelius both before and after “Offene Türen” will appreciate the album’s significance. But even leaving such historical reminiscences aside, this music is incredibly vibrant and beautiful. Listening to it now is as great a pleasure as it was at the time of its creation. Clearly, Roedelius has always been an absolute master of timelessness.
Asmus Tietchens

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Roedelius - Piano Piano

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1987 / 2011
Piano Piano follows on from the project started with the two titles published in 1987 and 1989 by Venture/Virgin, and presents twelve tracks predominantly for solo piano, composed and performed by Roedelius.
In this work, Roedelius returned to the discographic scene, and does so with the same stylistic coherence which has been a characteristic of his continuing work from 1968 to the present; from the time that is, when he formed a part of the scene at the Zodiac Free Art Centre in Berlin, along with the most important German electronic music groups like Tangerine Dream and Ashra Temple. In the following years, his activity continued together with Dieter Moebius, under the name of Cluster and with this he made, in 1977, two memorable albums along with Brian Eno.
After his move to Austria in 1979, he began his solo career, dedicating his musical research chiefly to the piano.
Piano Piano confirms his stature as a composer and as one of the leaders of "Ambient Music". His style, dry, with strong classical inspiration passes over melodic lines that are both fascinating and endowed with an extraordinary immediacy.
The production is by Roedelius himself.
The cover presents four original paintings, created especially for this work, by the Spanish artist Idelfonso Aguilar.

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Roedelius - Piano Piano

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1987
Piano Piano follows on from the project started with the two titles published in 1987 and 1989 by Venture/Virgin, and presents twelve tracks predominantly for solo piano, composed and performed by Roedelius.
In this work, Roedelius returned to the discographic scene, and does so with the same stylistic coherence which has been a characteristic of his continuing work from 1968 to the present; from the time that is, when he formed a part of the scene at the Zodiac Free Art Centre in Berlin, along with the most important German electronic music groups like Tangerine Dream and Ashra Temple. In the following years, his activity continued together with Dieter Moebius, under the name of Cluster and with this he made, in 1977, two memorable albums along with Brian Eno.
After his move to Austria in 1979, he began his solo career, dedicating his musical research chiefly to the piano.
Piano Piano confirms his stature as a composer and as one of the leaders of "Ambient Music". His style, dry, with strong classical inspiration passes over melodic lines that are both fascinating and endowed with an extraordinary immediacy.
The production is by Roedelius himself.
The cover presents four original paintings, created especially for this work, by the Spanish artist Idelfonso Aguilar.

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Roedelius - Pink, Blue and Amber

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1996
Originally released in 1996.  A must-have title with a definite 'new age' direction to it. Songs that will have you playing this CD on a regular basis are "Poetry", the beautifully-played "Yellow Bird", the gem of a title track "Pink Blue & Amber" and the twelve-minute "The Bambuswind". Line-up: Roelelius - beyboards & piano, Tony Morley - guitar, Gini Ball - violin & vocals, Nicole Alesini - soprano sax, Alexander Czjzek - tenor sax and Eric Spitzer - strings. Should appeal to fans of Brian Eno, Robert Rich and Vidna Obmana.

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Roedelius - Plays Piano Live in London 1985

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1985 / 2012
Breathtakingly beautiful piano fantasies from the year 1985 – released for the very first time!
In 1985, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was still perceived by the music community as an electronic artist. Yet ever since taking delivery of his Bösendorfer grand piano in 1983, his
interest had grown in the most royal of instruments: the piano. Whilst staying with Brian Eno in 1985 (they had collaborated earlier in the seventies), Roedelius composed a
wealth of new material on his friend’s two grand pianos (or, as Roedelius would say: the music flew to him). He organized a series of concerts to introduce his new musical direction, with the Bloomsbury Theatre in London amongst the venues. Guests included Brian Eno and The Edge, with Roedelius taking the belated opportunity to use the artwork to thank them accordingly for their support. For Roedelius, this London concert remains one of the highlights of his career: “At the Bloomsbury theatre I encountered a Steinway grand piano of exceptional quality. I was thus given the perfect opportunity to put my ideas of simple piano rendition into practice. For me, the aural explorer, it was a gift from heaven”, he describes the instrument. The audience responded enthusiastically. “People
were kneeling down before me in gratitude and happiness”, Roedelius recalls. And anyone who listens to the recordings will understand why. If somewhat envious that they were not
there on the night. Roedelius plays his way through 21 delicate, drifting piano fantasies, sometimes meandering dreamfully, often progressing towards gorgeous, deeply moving melodies. Asmus Tietchens musings on Roedelius’ 1991 opus “Piano Piano” are just as valid here: “His music is quiet and focussed, but to call it contemplative or even meditative
would also be wide of the mark: not all music which draws us out of ourselves is accompanied by spiritual pomp.” (Fortunately, there is no audible trace of the audience at any point of the recording.) Which leaves us with the question: why did we have to wait 25 years for this treasure to see the light of day? Roedelius explains: “I always knew that this concert would have to be made available some day, I was just waiting for the right moment, for the right partners who would do it justice.” We feel honoured and flattered to be the label he was looking for. And we are both proud and thankful for the privilege of releasing this magnificent piece of work. Hans-Joachim Roedelius: born in Berlin in 1934. Co-founder of Berlin’s first free art studio, the Zodiak Arts Lab (1967), he was also a founder member of various groups, namely Human Being, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia, Tempus Transit and Lunzprojekt. He played on around 160 record productions either as a soloist or with band
projects. Collaborations with artists all over the world, including Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Susumu Hirasawa, Tim Story, Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother, Stefan Schneider, and Lloyd Cole.

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Roedelius - Reverso

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 2011
The new CD shows one more time the funny facts within the music of Roedelius.
Some melodies along with some common but somtimes strange sounds.

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Roedelius - Roedeliusweg

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 2000
His typical solo-miniatur style with the help of Fabio Capanni and Eric Spitzer-Marlynon guitar.
10 little gems of nice tunes like his early 70ies works.

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Roedelius - Selbstportrait I

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1979 / 2010
Selbstportrait was Roedelius' third solo album -The music: dreamy piano/synthesizer/electronic miniatures, recorded between 1973 and 1977 during his Forst years, released 1979.

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Roedelius - Selbstportrait II

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1980 / 2010
Second installment in the seminal series of intimate albums from Roedelius. Arguably, this is some of the most sublime electronic music ever written, documenting a vintage solo streak from the Cluster and Harmonia co-founder. The heartbreakingly fragile "Tee fur die Geisha" and the pastoral bliss of "Alle Jahre Wieder" are just two reasons why this album should be a part of any electronic music friend's collection.

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Roedelius - Selbstportrait III

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1979 / 2013
„Selbstportrait III” gathers together (as did parts I and II) enrap tured low-fi Piano/synthesizer/electronic miniatures, musical sketches and ideas which Roedelius recorded at home in the living room on his Revox tape machine between 1973 and 1979 as a kind of “musical diary“ - Recorded 1973–1978; originally released 1980 on Sky 044.
The long overdue reissue of “Selbstporträt III/Reise durch Arcadien” closes a gap in the Roedelius oeuvre which his followers have long since had their eyes on. Those who found the self-portrait series irresistible had to endure a lengthy, impatient wait for the “Journey
Through Arcadia”. As on the other releases in this series, the pieces on “Reise durch
Arcadien” are musical sketches, fleeting ideas and aphorisms of a musician whose exuberant imagination assumes tonal form in almost every moment of his life. Created between 1973 and 1978 and recorded with decidedly modest technical equipment, this music reflects Roedelius’ most intimate, wholly undisguised vision of humane music.
Almost casually, Roedelius offers us as listeners direct access to his artistic riches. Neither seeking to impose himself upon us, nor setting out to impress, he simply wishes to share with us something he could barely put into words. Utterly detached from time, stylistically unique, these tracks could easily be contemporary creations. Only the questionable recording quality (common to the majority of the self-portrait pieces) hints at a bygone age. This in no way diminishes the musical quality, however. On the contrary, it serves to emphasize the spontaneity and authenticity of the sketches. Roedelius was not interested in creating smoothly polished, perfect electronic music productions. His artistry lies in capturing musical ideas which appear like flashes of lightning and developing
them through improvisation. With this in mind, he always pressed record on his tape machine when he sat down at the keyboard, channelling his thoughts, feelings and moods into music. In such moments of inspiration, there was simply no space to consider sound
quality, dynamics, tonal balance or special sound effects. Music was born in Roedelius, it flowed out of him in realtime, unfiltered, and was caught on tape by the assiduous recording device.
Asmus Tietchens

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Roedelius - Sinfonia Contempora No. 1

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1994 / 1999
His contemporary symphony is more a collection of unusual noise sounds then music.
He works together with:
Dieter Moebius Jujil Novoselic and Laszlo Ramhorst on this CD.

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Roedelius - Snapshots / Sidesteps

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 2007
Hans-Joachim Roedelius has decided to work with Irish Electronic label Psychonavigation Records on this musical project entitled Snapshots/Sidesteps. A ten track compilation which features collaborations with The Orb, Patrick Pulsinger, Alec Way, Haeyoung Kim, Fratelli Brothers, Timothy O'Keefe, Fabio Capanni, David Bickley, Seiichi Suzuki and Werner Moebius. The CD showcases works produced over the past 10 years and takes the listener on a journey through many styles of music from Ambient-Glitch Electronics-Dub. Psychonavigation Records.

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Roedelius - Tace!

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1993
Good, decent 1993 title. Another chapter of electronic progressive music from the lengthy repertoire of Kluster and Harmonia founder - Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Tunes here that make this one a keeper are the inventive "Nackt" (in English means Nude), the jazzy "Die Tur Stand Offen" (English - The Door Was Open), the eight-minute "Aber Ja, Aber" (Yes, But Yes), "Wie Gewonnen" (English - Won As) and "Sei Stark Mein Herz" (translation: Be Strong My Heart). This eleven track effort offers the fan a true taste and experience of eclectic music. Might take at least two listens for it to fully grow on you.

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Roedelius - Tape Archiv 1973 - 1978

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 2014
LTD 500

3 LP & 3 CD Set

This is a limited 3-LP Boxset to celebrate Roedelius' 80th anniversary! With "Roedelius Tape Archive 1973-1978" for the first time ever this Roedelius audio sketchbook has been digitalised and available to the public. The boxset offers us a deep insight into the creative process of his music. Fleeting notes, slivers of ideas, so to speak, moments of inspiration. Finger exercises, experiments in harmony, studies in rhythm are also preserved on these magnetic tapes.

Limited to 500 copies. 3 LPs (180g) + 3 CDs + Booklet with linernotes.

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Roedelius - The Diary of the Unforgotten (Selbstportrait VI)

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1978 / 2010
A beautiful collection of recordings from 1972 to 1978, first released in 1990 (with different artwork). "Selbstportrait VI" contains compositions Roedelius did in addition to his work with Cluster, Harmonia and Brian Eno in the legendary Forst years. In the booklet Roedelius looks back on this personal and artistical important period of his life. He explains the magic of the idyllic place and its influence on his music.

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Roedelius - Wasser im Wind

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1982 / 2011
Of all the Roedelius solo releases, this is the one which most closely resembles the work of Cluster. “Wasser im Wind” sees Roedelius use a wide variety of musical and sonic
ingredients hitherto associated with Cluster, almost as if he sought to erect a monument to the group. Right from the word go, the familiar sound of the Drummer One rhythm
machine can be discerned on the opening track, like a wood gnome crashing his way through the shire; then we hear those hand played, swirling keyboard patterns so typical of
Roedelius; his drifting melodies, with no beginning or end, gone before one has barely recognized them; synthetic sounds recalling the heroic era of the mid-seventies; and
occasional glimpses of the shadow of Dieter Moebius as sounds and forms emerge from his cosmos. Might one suggest that Roedelius recorded a Cluster album all by
himself? No, absolutely not! The astute listener will note how effortlessly Roedelius performs his balancing act on “Wasser im Wind”. The album captures Roedelius on the threshold of something quite new to him. On the one hand, the electronic elements
he utilizes recall the Cluster virtues he knew so well, on the other hand he is already experimenting with a wealth of baroque forms which will come to influence his playing in the future, particularly with regard to the piano. So “Wasser im Wind”is no longer the past, nor is it quite the future. Piano features prominently on this Album, but has not yet taken centre stage. By inviting the saxophonist Czjzek to join him on three album tracks, Roedelius manages to confuse matters splendidly, as two seemingly incompatible musical notions meet head on. Nevertheless, Roedelius’ spirit floats above these waters as well, transforming the listener’s initial irritation into baffled amazement. Another successfully
conducted experiment!

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Roedelius - Wenn der Südwind weht

Artist: Hans Joachim Roedelius
P: 1981
Here the Sky-Records version.
"Where on earth does Roedelius find such a beautiful array of notes?", Asmus Tietchens wonders in the liner notes to this exquisit reissue. We don't know the answer but we do know that these easy and quiet analog-electronic music miniatures from 1981 will enchant you. It was Roedelius' seventh solo effort and is also known under the title "Selbstportrait IV".

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V/A - Beyond the Skies Vol. 3

Artist: Gandalf, Software, Roedelius,
Oldfield, Optical Image u.a.

P: 2000
Very good collection of the best electronic music tracks around the year 2000.

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V/A - Electronic @ge Vol. 1

Artist: Roedelius, Peter Mergener,
Kistenmacher, Gruberski u.a.

P: 2001
Nice collection of the Prudence Label.

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V/A - Highdelberg

Artist: Roedelius, Moebius, Hattler u.a.
P: 1976 / 2006
This is a liverecording with the following musicians in Heidelberg 1976:
Ax Genrich, Dieter Moebius, Achim Roedelius, Helmuth Hattler, Jan Fride, Mani Neumeier and Peter Wollbrandt.
Together they played Prog-Rock music with a lot of melody.

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