EDITOR’S PICK: Various Artists, ‘Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2’

'Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2' The Artist/Album: Various Artists, Deutsche Elektronische Musik 2 (Soul Jazz, 2013)

Our Review: The second installment in Soul Jazz’s Krautrock survey lives up to the last in terms of being an incredibly thorough discovery tool, from familiar underground favorites like Brian Eno’s second collab with Cluster and the groove-locked Faust song that gave this pseudo scene its name to the Neu! school of Motorik madness (You, Wolfgang Riechmann) and outré strains of prog (A.R. & Machines), psychedelic folk (Gila, Bröselmaschine), fractured electronics (Rolf Trostel, Asmus Tietchens) and free-jazz (Niagara). It’s pricey but goddamn the two-part, 4-LP pressing of this compilation sounds great. Even Julian Cope would approve.

Available At: Amazon · Soul Jazz