The History of Harmonia with Famed Krautrocker Roedelius – Telekom Electronic Beats

The History of Harmonia with Famed Krautrocker Roedelius

A key member in Krautrock history, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, tells the stories behind seminal albums and working with Brian Eno.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius’s discography reads like a dazzling, uncompromising vector that traverses one of the most important eras of cultural and musical history in post-war Germany. His most prominent projects include working in famous Kraut bands with Conrad Schnitzler and Dieter Moebius—the short-lived Kluster trio, its Schnitzlerless incarnation, Cluster, and later Harmonia—and he also produced many solo records and a fascinating constellation of collaborative albums with artists like music polymath Brian Eno. Moebius’s death in July of this year gave us an opportunity for proper reflection on the import of his records. The Harmonia box-set recently released by Grönland Records is one such timely touch stone, and it coincided with Hans-Joachim Roedelius’ recent retrospective series of concerts at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt. We sat down with the man and let him walk us through the records himself.