Published Sep 30, 2010Krautrock legends Dieter Moebius, Conny Plank and Mani Neumeier helped define and expand on the genre with their classic but often overlooked Zero Set in 1983. Plank (who also produced albums by Cluster, Neu! and Kraftwerk) died of cancer in 1987, and remaining members Moebius and Neumeier released 2007's Zero Set II in his honour. Now, experimental techno icons Richard Villalobos and Prins Thomas are using that later record as the source material for a series of remixes.
As XLR8R reports, Japanese imprint Endless Flight will be releasing two volumes of a project called Moebius & Neumeier Zero Set II Reconstruct. Volume 1 of the project sees Villalobos spread the original album's "Mango Solo" over two sides of an LP, clocking in at 33 minutes. On Volume 2, Prins Thomas will put a similarly expansive version of "Jiro" across two sides of a record.
As of right now, no release date is available for the project, but it is expected to hit stores in October.
In the meantime, the original 1983 Zero Set is available once again courtesy of Bureau B, which has also recently reissued Moebius & Plank's collaborative albums, among other Krautrock essentials.