- Release Date 02 June 2014
- Dispatched within 5 days
- Product code
- 12" Single
- All Saints Records
Reinterpretations by Peaking Lights (Mexican Summer / Domino) and Hieroglyphic Being (Mathematics / Soul Jazz).
Two tracks taken from the ‘Greater Lengths’ All Saints label compilation and remix album. Current producers and artists working in a sympathetic idiom were invited to re-work and re-interpret some of the highlights from the All Saints archive.
After an early start in creative life as a child actor during World War II for German state film studio UFA, Hans-Joachim Roedelius became one of the prime movers in the strand of experimental music that emerged from 1970s Germany sometimes referred to as ‘kosmische’ music. As a founder member of the highly influential groups Cluster and Harmonia, he was part of a vibrant scene that included Neu!, Kraftwerk and Can.
He started releasing solo work in 1978, combining his minimal piano style with electronic production details. In the 1990s he collaborated with Italian musicians Nicola Alesini (saxophone) and Fabio Capanni (guitar) in ambient jazz trio Aquarello, who released three albums, the final instalment being issued by All Saints.
Whilst overseeing the reissue of a vast archive of seminal albums, Roedelius shows no signs of slowing down as he enters his eighth decade, recording new work with Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot), Lloyd Cole and Tim Story.
A. Puente (Peaking Lights)
B. Remember (Hieroglyphic Being)