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II - Cluster

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    Cluster II is the second full-length album by German electronic music act Cluster, released in 1972 by record label Brain.

    It is their first album with the band reduced to a duo; Conny Plank, who was credited as a member on the first album, decided to concentrate on production and engineering. Plank is still credited as a composer together with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius on all tracks.

    Cluster II was recorded at Star-Studio in Hamburg, Germany in January 1972.

    It was Cluster's first release for legendary krautrock label Brain,[2] a relationship which would last until 1975 and include the subsequent album Zuckerzeit as well as the first two Harmonia albums, a group which included both remaining members of Cluster and Michael Rother of Neu!.

    Cluster II continued the transition away from the discordant, proto-industrial sound of Kluster towards a more electronic sound.[2] It was the first album to feature relatively short tracks and it was the first album in which tracks were named. (Earlier Kluster albums as well as the eponymous first Cluster album had unnamed pieces.)

    The album was first reissued on CD in 1994 on the Spalax label with subsequent reissues on Universal in 2004, Revisited in 2007 and Esoteric in 2012.
    Track Listings:
    Side 1
    1 "Plas" – 6:00
    2 "Im Süden" – 12:50
    3 "Für die Katz" – 3:00

    Side B
    4 "Live in der Fabrik" – 14:50
    5 "Georgel" – 5:25
    6 "Nabitte" – 2:40
    Total Time: 45:09
    Artist Name(s):
    Hans-Joachim Roedelius – electronics
    Dieter Moebius – electric organ, guitars, effects & electronics
    Cluster, Conny Plank
    Drone, Industrial, Space Rock
    Album Type:
    Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
    Cover & Packge Design:
    Studio Name:
    Star-Studio, Hamburg, Germany
    Mastering: G. F. Pfanz, Tonstudio Pfanz
    Engineer(s): Conny Plank
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Catalog Number(s):
    Brain 1006
    Metronome Records GmbH
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