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Harmonia Box Set: the band's complete output plus rarities - The Audiophile Man
Harmonia existed from 1973 to 1976. A Krautrock supergroup, it brought together Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster and Michael Rother of NEU!. Though Harmonia was not very well known during their lifetime in their native Germany, their music soon captured the attention of Brian Eno, David Bowie, and other high profile admirers overseas. Eno was so captivated by Harmonia — he once famously called them the “world’s most important rock group” —that he briefly joined the band, recording music with them in 1976. “I liked Harmonia because they represented to me all that I had been enjoying about German music in general: a spareness, a rigour, a sense of experiment,” said Eno. “They were a long way from the world of ‘entertainment.’ I didn’t want entertaining at the time. They came — at least spiritually — from the world of German experimental music: Stockhausen, Darmstadt, etc.” What we have here is the band’s complete output plus rarities. That’s five pieces of vinyl, a 36-page booklet, a poster, a piece of pop-up sleeve art and a download code. Albums featured include: Musik Von Harmonia (1974), Deluxe (1975), (Harmonia & Eno ’76) Tracks and Traces (Reissue), Harmonia Live 1974 and Documents 1975 As for that last item, Documents 1975? This …