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Boomkat Product Review:
Bureau B give a second life to Asmus Tietchens' 2nd album of avant synth-pop electronics, 'Biotop (1981)'. First issued on the legendary Sky label - home to Cluster, Michael Rother etc - it captures a nascent sense of excited exploration and and experimentation over 16 pop-smart synth abstractions oscillating at the fringes of NDW, Industrial and the kosmiche projections of Conrad Schnitzler. From his base in Hamburg, Tietchens created a weird and very wonderful world of abstract electronics, at once influenced by the mathematical processes of Karlheinz Stockhausen and by an unbridled feel for the strangest, alien sounds he could find within his machine. 'Biotop' is a great example or his work. Assisted by Das Zeitzeichenorchester (Time Signal Orchestra) of rhythm machines, synthesizers, ring modulator, harmonizer and tape FX he created a saltier, sardonic world of sound which advanced from Kosmiche's frothier moments to a colder, buttoned-up and yet often absurd sound ranging from the canny industrial grind of 'Miss Ann Trope' to the the scuttling electronic funk vectors of 'Die Elektrische Horde', 'Blutmund' and 'Moderne Arroganz', through to the tongue-in-cheek off world oddness of 'Tango Fellatio' and the loping grooves of 'Trümmerköpfe'. RIYL Craig Leon, Chris Carter, Conrad Schnitzler.