Monday, November 17, 2008

Cosmic Couriers - Other Places (1996)
I found this in a used CD store last year and can't find a review to use so I'll just give the bare bones. "Cosmic Couriers" is three veteran Krautrockers - well I guess two veteran Krautrockers and a veteran German industrial rock guy! Dieter Moebius (Cluster), Mani Neumier (Guru Guru), and Jurgen Engler (Die Krupps). In the space of four days in 1996 they recorded these nine tracks live, all improvised, with no overdubbing or corrections of any kind. As you can imagine this is not about songs or tunes, this is all about atmosphere. Great gloomy, moody, krautrocky atmosphere, oceans of electronics (and Engler's vintage Gibson guitar) grounded by Mani Neumier's fantastic drumming. This is the original release on Hypnotic Records, it seems to have been reissued on at least two other labels. Although the cover says "Cosmic Couriers 1", it appears that there never was a second meeting of this bunch though they did appear together later on the Amon Guru project.

1 Culture In A Small Room (7:41)
2 Anabolica (4:42)
3 Der Wandler (8:21)
4 De Nema (6:27)
5 Huhn Fisch Ente (7:39)
6 Chill In (5:50)
7 Dat Loop (6:41)
8 Sumpfige Wasser (5:46)
9 Other Places (6:31)

Dieter Moebius - Korg Prophecy
Mani Neumier - Drums, Percussion, Sequential Circuits, Pro One
Jurgen Engler - Arp 2600, Korg PS3100, Oberheim SEM Module, Roland SH7, Gibson ES295


Part 1__Part 2__Part 3__Part 4



Blogger Bilek said...

Nice one, garcolga... Seeing your new thread on kraut board, I thought it was some kind of unreleased "Cosmic Joker" recording, but after seeing the album cover I realized it is as good as the other... In fact, I saw this album reviewed (or advertised) somewhere, and was curious about it. Moebius & Neumeier are at least proficient enough as the earlier Cosmic Couriers anyway... (no idea about Jurgen Engler)

5:27 AM, November 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Garcolga I follow your blog since the beginning but I d'ont underdand now your eac-flac ect...
but I come somethimes because you make me know so much good music (I'm drunk)Thank you


6:21 PM, November 21, 2008  
Blogger kingpossum said...

Can anyone post mp3 of this? Thanks for considering us lame mp3 users...


10:56 AM, November 22, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Bilek - thanks for the comment they're always appreciated!

Hi Gilles - You're welcome!

Hi kingpossum - no mp3's sorry. Use the .CUE splitter and then just convert the tracks yourself!

7:44 PM, December 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to hear this - mny thx

6:03 PM, December 25, 2008  

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