Düsseldorf's Classic Krautrock Scene Chronicled with New Compilation Featuring Neu!, Harmonia & Eno

Düsseldorf's Classic Krautrock Scene Chronicled with New Compilation Featuring Neu!, Harmonia & Eno
Those interested in Düsseldorf's classic Krautrock scene will want to take note: the forthcoming compilation Electri_city – Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf comes out on October 7 on Grönland Records, chronicling the German city's striving music scene between 1969 and 1986.

Artists who appear here include Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Wolfgang Riechmann, Harmonia & Eno (Brian Eno's collaboration with Neu's Michael Rother and Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius), Michael Rother, Wolfgang Flür (of Kraftwerk) and more. Note that the CD version is significantly longer than the vinyl version, with 13 songs compared to eight; see the tracklists below.

The album highlights futuristic synth music made before computers, samplers and digital devices were common place. A press release calls this "the sonic account of the city's most relevant output."

Electri_city – Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf (CD version):

1. La Düsseldorf - "Düsseldorf"
2. Wolfgang Riechmann - "Wunderbar"
3. Harmonia & Eno - "Luneburg Heath"
4. Der Plan - "Wir werden immer mehr"
5. DAF - "Der Mussolini"
6. Neu! - "Hero"
7. Teja - "Säuren Ätzen und Zersetzen"
8. Die Krupps - "Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn"
9. Liaisons Dangereuses - "Los Ninos Del Parque"
10. Wolfgang Flür - "I was a robot"
11. Rheingold - "3Klangsdimensionen 2010"
12. Michael Rother - "Flammende Herzen"
13. MakroSoft - "Electricity"

Electri_city – Elektronische Musik Aus Düsseldorf (vinyl version):

A1. La Düsseldorf - "Düsseldorf"
A2. Neu! - "Hero"
A3. Der Plan - "Wir werden immer mehr"
B1. Wolfgang Riechmann - "Wunderbar"
B2. DAF - "Der Mussolini"
B3. Die Krupps - "Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn"
B4. Teja - "Säuren Ätzen"
B5. Liaisons Dangereuses - "Los Ninos Del Parque"