Clara Mondshine

Luna Africana (634438843641)

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1981

Luna Africana

Clara Mondshine

Survival Research

634438843641

LPS 163499

634438843641

POP-ROCK

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LP 16,51 €

In the early 1970s, the journalist and composer Walter Bachauer played with experimental fusion group Between, and after founding the Meta Music Festival, began working for RIAS Berlin. 1981’s Luna Africana was the first electronic album he issued as Clara Mondshine; produced by early Tangerine Dreamer, Klaus Schulze, it’s delightfully lo-fi analogue with a very Berlin feel, the ‘motorik’ style most evident on tracks like ‘Landung Bei Vollmond (Landing On The Moon),’ while ‘Raga Des Aufgehenden Planeten (Raga Of The Rising Planet)’ and ‘Amazonenharfe (Harp Of The Amazons)’ add world music elements to the skeletal electronics. Fans of Kraftwerk, Cluster and the Eno/Harmonia collaborations need to get stuck into this obscure gem, a killer piece of Krautrock’s emerging electronic puzzle.

PERSONNEL:

  • Clara Mondshine - keyboards
  • Sloto Olatunye - drums
  • Hiriko Mikata - kotondo, dragonvoices
  • Ustad Jussuf Bunerjoo - tabla, sitar synthesizer
  • Joe "Dum-Dum" Loevenstone - percussion
  • Venus Dupont - small gong
  • Marie de Sevigne - large gong
  • Katarina Nevaseynewa - soft drone instruments

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Die Drachentrommler (Dragon Drummers)
  • A2. Lange Melodie Für Den Countdown (Long Melody Towards Countdown)
  • A3. Fischer Des Meeres Der Stille (Fishermen Of The Silent Sea)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Landung Bei Vollmond (Landing At Full Moon)
  • B2. Raga Des Aufgehenden Planeten (Raga Of The Rising Planet)
  • B3. Amazonenharfe (Harp Of The Amazons)