PAINTING WITH SOUND - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS by Stephen Iliffe.
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Introduction by Brian Eno. 120-page collectors' limited edition. Only 500 ever published and now rare. Mint condition. Tells the life story of Roedelius with 80 rare photographs, complete reviews of all Kluster/Cluster/Harmonia, and Brian Eno collaborations, plus solo Roedelius albums. Full colour reproductions of all the album covers. Beautifully illustrated. The story describes Roedelius' life in wartime Berlin, his imprisonment by the communists in East Germany, his escape to West Berlin and involvement in the 1960s counter-culture. Also detailed background stories about Kluster (with Conrad Schntizler), Cluster (with Dieter Moebius), Harmonia (with Michael Rother) and his groundbreaking works with Brian Eno. Critically acclaimed book - see following reviews.
MOJO: "Roedelius has lived a life that screams out to be told as a movie. This book will do for starters. It overflows with great stories."
THE GUARDIAN: "An extraordinary life - in seven decades Roedelius has encountered Nazis and communists, hippies and terrorists, Kraftwerk and Hendrix."
JAZZTHETIK: "Possibly the best book in its field. The way it portrays Germany and German life is very accurate and brilliantly written."
INCURSION: “This book is alive with the enchantment of the music.” Incursion
ROCKPOPNEWS: "Approaches Roedelius and his music as an absolute fan without neglecting the obligations of a journalist. A genuine jewel - warmly recommended"
THE TIMES: "Thanks to Painting with Sound, Roedelius is finally receiving some of the credit he deserves."
THE AMBIENT CENTURY: "What a beautiful artefact. I will cherish this to my dying day."
BBC MUSIC: “Very welcome and long overdue, an invaluable guidebook.”
THE WIRE: "An ideal introduction to a gentle giant."
HITCH "My vote for rock biography of the year."
AMBIENT REVIEW: "Beautifully written. Does exactly what a good music book should do. Make the reader want to go out and get the CDs"
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