MATRIXSYNTH: The Drum Machine That Shaped Krautrock


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Drum Machine That Shaped Krautrock


video upload by HAINBACH

"The Elka Drummer One is no Klaus Dinger or Jaki Liebzeit, but it deserves its place in the history of Krautrock drumming. It was used by a bunch of German bands at the time, most prominently the wonderful Harmonia, a supergroup consisting of members of Neu! and Cluster (some of which where involved in a short-lived iteration of Karftwerk, too). In this video I show its functions (including a big surprise at the very end) and how @LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER and me used it on our EP 'Pipe Dreams', out now on https://hainbach.bandcamp.com/album/p..."

Listen to "Holta Polta" on Harmonia Live 74:

Harmonia - Live 1974 - Holta Polta

video upload by groenlandrecords

"Credits:
Michael Rother: guitar, el. percussion, piano & organ
Hans-Joachim Roedelius: electronic organ & piano
Dieter Moebius: synthesizer, electronic percussion

All music written, performed by Michael Rother, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius

Recording, editing and artwork by Harmonia

Recorded live in concert on 23rd March 1974 at Penny Station in Griessem Germay"

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