HARALD GROSSKOPF & EBERHARD KRANEMANN
Given their shared lineage in the original Krautrock scene, it seems strange that Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann only met for the first time last year. Kranemann’s musical CV includes brief spells in both the embryonic Kraftwerk and Neu!, while Grosskopf drummed with numerous left-field German icons including Klaus Schulze. Parts of their pleasingly varied debut collaboration sound like Kraftwerk might have done had they maintained their early long-haired stoner ethos into the era of Eno-ish, ambient-dub soundscapes. But there are shades of Yello too in wry spokenword electro-throbbers like “Midnight In Dusseldorf Berlin” and the punchy, bustling, rhythmically muscular “Be Cool”.
Kranemann and Grosskopf: united at last