Harmonia 'Live 1974' LP
Live 1974, while it’s a live recording, there’s no gig atmosphere - simply the sound of a band locked into a groove. Strong media interest in this previously unavailable release heralding the band’s first reappearance on a stage in over 30 years. ‘Live 1974’ is a gig recording capturing Michael Rother (NEU!), Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius jamming with that typical impassive euphoria. ‘Live 1974’ is more in the vein of their first album ‘Musik Von Harmonia’: imagine the humming seascape pieces from ‘Neu! 75’ augmented by the gently chattering rhythm patterns of Cluster’s ‘Zuckerzeit’. A recording that sounds as fresh as any work of their Krautrock influenced peers of today - Aphex Twin, Fujiya & Miyagi and Secret Machines come to mind.
The five lengthy tracks here have an enveloping momentum that makes them feel like they could, or indeed should, go on forever.
Catalogue number: LPGRON78