Cluster & Eno - S/T
It’s no secret that we love Brian Eno. While much has been said (and rightly so) about his amazing rock records from the 1970s and his creation of the ambient genre, perhaps not enough attention has been given to his work with the German progressives like Harmonia and in this case, Cluster.
Cluster began as Kluster with instrumentalists Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler in 1971 though they would soon shed Schnitzler and return as Cluster. They tend to get lumped in with the ever problematic Krautrock tag but their output was far more experimental and noise inducing. Their 1977 LP with Brian Eno, however, beautifully married Cluster’s sense of restraint and the avant-garde with Eno’s glistening textures. It’s the perfect collaboration. Each artist perfectly complements the other and the result is an atmospheric ride through serene landscapes and haunted wastelands with lush cosmic undercurrents. Essential no doubt. (Dom)
Check out a track here.