You should check out Jaguar No Me.
as far as I understand, he really did record drums hitting saucepans nicked from the kitchen. of course being interlaced with samples it files under other disco edit fodder, has a great energy like Bam's Deathmix. perhaps it's not so much underrated as just not known about.This is crazy... also some intriguing looking film tips you´ve made recently, I need to check when possible.
@william_kent just listening to this on youtube. very nice indeed.
Just to add to the comments previously posted by klockwerk:
Yes, I'm in full agreement with your assertion that this is ONE of the finest albums of the Berlin School genre. But for me, the accolade of THE finest has to go to Ashra's New Age Of Earth, with Blackouts and Correlations close behind. This album strongly references those works, as well as Tangerine Dream's classic trio Phaedra, Rubycon and Ricochet, and Edgar Froese's Aqua and Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, with future pointers to Manuel Gottsching's E2 - E4, and falls somewhere between all of them and Klaus Schulze's concurrent releases. I would also make a claim for the Jean-Michel Jarre album Waiting For Cousteau's lengthy title track putting his material in the same soundscape bracket, if not in terms of geographical location. They're all fairly interchangeable, but have an eternal and timeless quality which will be as fresh and absorbing all through the decades and even the centuries, as now.
I'm only amazed that Michael never made more music of this style and quality, as he clearly had the talent and skill to equal or outdo his contemporaries, on the evidence of this one masterpiece. Always awaited a follow-up, but it never came. The Hoenig / Gottsching album Early Water, released long after it was recorded, was a welcome return to the same genre.
no of course!!! very well known. you answered the brief. not correcting you - merely following the thread.That Ashra album is certainly one that we used to play as the sun was coming up and we were coming down...it is probably one of my favourites of that genre, but it isn't underrated or forgotten like that Michael Hoenig album which has somehow been ignored and neglected ( which is good in a way as vinyl copies can be picked up at very reasonable prices )