Improv & Avant-Garde: Year in Review 2010
Published Nov 29, 2010Sky Records reissues (Bureau B)
Founded in the mid-'70s, German label Sky Records was responsible for releasing a very strong run of seminal albums by krautrockers who pushed the avant-garde tendencies of the futuristic Teutonic music into electronics and funk. The legacy of this generation of musicians may have been lost to all but the most ardent collectors if not for the timely reminder of the folks at Hamburg's Bureau B label. Now into its third year, this year the campaign has unearthed some of its rarest gems to date, among them visionary solo and collaborative albums from the early '80s by Cluster members Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, as well as Jaki Liebezeit's Phantom Band.