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Electronic Meditation
Thursday November 16th, 2017 with Sean McFee

Tonight it's music from Cluster, the duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius.
We begin with some true space exploration music, with the first two most "experimental" releases of the group (shortly after the breakup of Kluster and separation from founding Tangerine Dream member Conrad Schnitzler). On the first album they are joined by Conny Plank as a musician. He would remain involved with the group throughout their history.
Cluster - Cluster '71 - Water
Cluster - Cluster II - Reactive
Moebius and Roedelius hooked up with Michael Rother of Neu! in 1973 and they recorded two studio albums together (plus the inevitable archival releases decades later). Music from both studio albums are included in the next block, as well as material from the Live 1974 release, which is exactly what you would think it is. Also in 1974, Rother rejoined Neu! to complete his contractual obligations, which freed up Moebius and Roedelius to make another Cluster album, inspired by their work with Harmonia. All of this material features a marriage between Cluster's electronics and the motorik beat, with an increased presence of melody.
Harmonia - Musik von Harmonia - Brain
Ueber Ottenstein
Harmonia - Live 1974 - Grönland
Fotschi Tong
Cluster - Zuckerzeit - Spalax
Monza (Rauf und Runter)
Harmonia - Deluxe - Brain
Around the time the association with Rother was rapping up, one with Brian Eno was just beginning. The four of them did some recordings together in 1976 that were eventually released as Harmonia's "Tracks and Traces". There were then two trio albums, one by "Cluster & Eno" and the second by "Eno Moebius Roedelius". The music becomes more gentle and atmospheric. Some of the Eno/Moebius/Roedelius material features vocals and we see Eno gradually crossing over from the art pop world to his more ambient work.
Harmonia - Tracks and Traces '76 - Grönland
Zum Wohl
Cluster - Sowiesoso - Bureau B
Ho Renomo
Cluster & Eno - Cluster & Eno - Bureau B
Foreign Affairs
Eno Moebius Roedelius - After the Heat - Water
Cluster - Grosses Wasser - Bureau B
Now for a few artists I wasn't able to get around to during funding drive. Thank you to everyone who supported the station in this year's drive. The show had its best year yet, which I greatly appreciate. We'll start off with some space rock, get a bit more experimental, and wrap up with a nice atmospheric track by a project that is new to the show. Please enjoy a set of music that you won't hear anywhere but CKCU!
The Hollow Earth
Outer Temple - Outer Temple Canadian
Stream III
Lightdreams - 10;001 Dreams - Got Kinda Lost Canadian
Crop Circle Crafters
Melodic Energy Commission - Wave Packet - Energy Discs Canadian
Molten Core
Balaam Galang - We Ran Out To Uranus - La charrue par les cornes Canadian
Élément Kuuda - La Prairie - Loova 1 Canadian
Earth Rise
Lead Berry Research - pk2pk Canadian
Das Blaue Palais - Welt Am Draht
Interactive CKCU