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Lloyd Cole & Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Selected Studies 1 (Bureau B) A fascinating, unexpected collaboration between Cole, an Englishman known for his literate, emotive pop songcraft during the ‘80s, and pioneering German minimalist Roedelius, whose earlier work in Cluster and Harmonia influenced many who’d come later—including, apparently, Cole. All instrumental, dreamier than one might expect from Cole and bouncier than one might expect from Roedelius, this is a worthy, surprisingly melodic set likely to surprise fans from both camps. Recommended.


Publication: Rolling Stone

Publication date: 06/03/13