Gronland are reissuing the first two Harmonia studio albums, to the joy of all. The 1970’s group combined Cluster with Micheal Rother of Neu!: three professionals in the art of ascending to higher musical planes through shiny repetition. Deluxe has a fairly grotesque cover, but it otherwise superb. CD £9.99 CDGRON151. Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Orders. Harmonia was a West German musical 'supergroup' formed in 1973 as a collaboration between members of two prominent krautrock bands: Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius joined by Neu! Guitarist Michael Rother.Living and recording in the rural village of Forst, the trio released two albums—Musik von Harmonia (1974) and Deluxe. The abosolute best product 5 Star Review Posted by Unknown on 10th Aug 2017. I’ve been using Harmonia Deluxe for many years now and find it the best product ever. Its packed full of vitamins.
Harmonia - Private charter
Are you interested in chartering the Harmonia privately for a holiday with family and friends or possibly for a club meet or work-do? Harmonia is available in Dalmatia in Croatia from the embarkation harbour of Dubrovnik or Split under following conditions:
Weekly charter prices 2021, seasonal pricing:
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23.750 euros – 28.03. / 04.04. / 11.04. / 18.04. / 24.10.
25.500 euros – 25.04. / 02.05. / 09.05. / 10.10. / 17.10.
28.140 euros – 16.05. / 23.05. / 30.05. / 06.06. / 13.06. / 22.06. / 27.06. / 04.07. / 11.07. / 18.07. / 25.07. / 01.08. / 08.08. / 15.08. / 03.10.
30.750 euros – 22.08. / 29.08. / 05.09. / 12.09. / 19.09. / 26.09.
Number of guest cabins: 16
Number of beds: 36+
Catering options (per person/week)
Surcharge half-board: 290 euros
Surcharge half-board plus (4 x full-board and 3 x half-board): 330 euros
Included in the Charter Price:
– Bord manager/tour guide
– Bed-linen, towels
– Cabin cleaning service
– Harbour taxes
– Diesel for 28 hours sailing per week
Not included in the charter price:
– Visitor’s tax (30 euros/person), water flat rate (20 euros/person), drinks on board (to be paid on site)
– Hybrid bike: 80 euros, insurance: 10 euros
– Electric bike: 180 euros, insurance: 20 euros (on request)
– Racing bike: 120 euros, insurance: 20 euros (on request)
– Electric racing bike: 180 euros, insurance: 20 euros (on request)
– Full suspension MTB: 180 euros, insurance: 20 euros (on request)
– Electric full suspension MTB: 240 euros, insurance: 20 euros (on request)
– Entrance fees to national parks, museums and attractions
– Different program packages can be booked in advance (depending on trip)
– Airport transfers can be organised on request
– Tips for crew & tour guides
When planning a private charter with us we are happy to create a tailor-made itinerary fulfilling the individual wishes of our guests. We look forward to hearing from you:
Email: [email protected]
Ph: +49 7531 361860
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|Released||20 August 1975|
|Producer||Harmonia, Conny Plank|
|Singles from Deluxe|
Deluxe is the second album from the West German krautrock group Harmonia, featuring Neu! guitarist Michael Rother with the duo Cluster (consisting of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius). It was recorded in June 1975 in Harmonia's studio in Forst, Germany. It was first released on the Brain Records label in 1975.
Deluxe was produced by the band members and legendary Krautrock producer, Conny Plank. The trio were also joined by drummer Mani Neumeier for the release. It was officially reissued in 2004 by Universal.
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For Deluxe, Harmonia worked with producer Conny Plank (who had previously worked with both their main projects Cluster and Neu!). He brought a 16-track recording machine and mixing desk to the band's country studio. Plank brought along drummer and Guru Guru member Mani Neumeier to perform on several tracks.Deluxe emphasized Rother's rock and pop sensibility over Cluster's more improvisational approach, which led to some creative tension between the members.
Ned Raggett's review for Allmusic describes the album as 'a touch more immediate and song-oriented than its predecessor, but no less enchanting and lovely to hear,' noting that 'the motorik pulses and rhythms, however soft and subtle, still dominate the proceedings, while the glazed, warm feeling of the whole album is astounding.'PopMatters called the album 'a deeply beautiful record that redefines the word meditative and shimmers with breathtaking passages of unhurried, received music.' Less positively, writer David Stubbs opined that 'by comparison with the first album it feels just a little too light, lacking the gravitational pull of Moebius and Roedelius's influence; they feel like guests on what is more a Michael Rother album—a fine one, to be sure [...] but the hearts of the Cluster duo were in it less and less.'
Musician, writer, and rock historian Julian Cope included Deluxe in his Krautrock Top 50.
CDs of Deluxe first appeared in 1994 on the Germanofon label. This dubious company based in Luxembourg released numerous Krautrock albums without proper authorization or paying royalties, in effect producing bootlegs that somehow found their way into mainstream distribution. The Germanofon CDs were transfers from vinyl LPs and generally were of inferior sound quality. The album was not properly released on CD until 24 October 2004 on the Motor Music label, a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. It was also reissued by Universal in Japan in 2005, by the Russian label Lilith in 2006, and by the Revisited Records label in 2007.
Music and concept by Rother/Roedelius/Moebius.
- 'Deluxe (Immer Wieder)' ('Deluxe (Again and Again)') – 9:45
- 'Walky-Talky' – 10:35
- 'Monza (Rauf und Runter)' ('Monza (Up and Down)') – 7:07
- 'Notre Dame' – 4:15
- 'Gollum' – 4:35
- 'Kekse' ('Biscuits') – 5:35
- Hans-Joachim Roedelius – keyboards, vocals
- Michael Rother – guitars, keyboards, vocals
- Dieter Moebius – synthesizer, Nagoya harp, vocals
- Mani Neumeier – drums
The band The Secret Machines made a cover of 'Deluxe (Immer Wieder)' on their 2005 EP The Road Leads Where It's Led.
Harmonia Deluxe Reviews
- ^Deluxe (Vinyl back cover). Harmonia. Brain. 1975.CS1 maint: others (link)
- ^ abc'Story'. Grönland. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
- ^Woodbury, Jason P. '40 Years of Krautrock Supergroup Harmonia'. Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
- ^Raggett, Ned. Allmusic review. Retrieved 3 September 2007.
- ^Stubbs, David (2015). Future Days: Krautrock and the Birth of a Revolutionary New Music. Meleville House.
- ^Cope, Julian. Krautrocksampler: One Head's Guide to the Great Kosmische Musik – 1968 Onwards. 1995, Head Heritage, ISBN0-9526719-1-3
- ^Rother, Michael. Harmonia web page. Retrieved 2 September 2007.