Various Artists - Cafe Exil (New Adventures In European Music 1972-1980)

by Various Artists

€35,00 €45,00

When David Bowie and Iggy Pop relocated from LA to continental Europe, taking trains to Berlin, Paris and Warsaw, they would have come across new music that was very different to the burgeoning disco scene they left behind. “Cafe Exil” – named after one of Bowie’s favourite Berlin haunts – imagines the soundtrack that would have informed “Low”, “Heroes” and “Lodger”. It’s an awesome mix of electronica, Krautrock and experimental treats.

There are key tracks from members of Can and Tangerine Dream, fascinating obscurities by German act Streetmark and Italian library maestro Piero Umiliani, the Herzog-soundtracking Popul Vuh, and highly collectible avant-strangeness by Annette Peacock. Czech-born Jan Hammer’s beautiful, light, atmospheric groove is among myriad surprises.

“Cafe Exil” has been put together by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Jason Wood, author of multiple books on cinema and programmer at Home in Manchester. It fits in with other recent Ace compilations such as “English Weather” and “76 In The Shade” – it creates a mood, a time and a place. You’re right there, sat next to Bowie, drinking his Pernod and black, in a darkly lit Berlin bar.

2x 12" LP, printed inner sleeves, gatefold sleeve

A1          Rubba - Way Star

A2          Annette Peacock - Pony

A3          Focus - Tommy

A4          Amon Düül II - A Morning Excuse

A5          Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale

B1          Steve Hillage - Octave Doctors

B2          Faust - Jennifer

B3          Michael Rother - Feuerland

B4          Streetmark - Eileen

C1          Toni Esposito - L'Eroe Di Plastica

C2          Brian Eno - No One Receiving

C3          Popol Vuh - Hüter Der Schwelle

C4          Soft Machine - Penny Hitch

D1         Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know    

D2         Piero Umiliani - Canoe  

D3         Cortex - Troupeau Bleu

D4         Cluster - Sowiesoso

Ace, 2020
XXQLP2 074

[Electronic] [Jazz] [Rock] [Pop] [Krautrock] [Prog Rock] [Jazz Funk] [Avantgarde]