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18 March 2008
Formed from members of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Cluster (and some of the most important musicians in the 1970s German expermental music scene: Michael Rother, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius), Harmonia were once declared to be the world's most important rock band by Brian Eno.
In their short lifetime (1973-76), the trio released two albums that captured Krautrock in its prime. Full of twists, turns and hidden depths, these extended experiments-in-sound still sound as cutting edge as they did when they were first released.
At Ether 2008 Harmonia appeared live in the UK for the first time following the release of 2007's acclaimed album Harmonia Live 1974, a dusted-down recording of hypnotic machine music from a gig on 23 March 1974.