ABOUT THIS ITEM
Dubbed “Krautrock Guerilla”, the Berlin-based trio Camera has played with Krautrock legends Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius and performed at the German Film Prize and Echo Awards ceremonies. And now, here it is, their debut album.
What of the “Krautrock Guerilla” epithet? Well, Camera like nothing better than playing spontaneous concerts in public spaces, without permission of course (watch on YouTube et al.). Seeing Camera live for the first time occurs less commonly in a concert hall than in an unexpected, surprising location: an underground station in the middle of the night, an underpass or even public toilets. The threesome set up their minimalist drum kit (snare, floor tom, cymbals and headless tambourine) and two amplifiers, plug in their guitars and synthesizer and off they go. Much to the delight of the audience. Less so in the case of guardians of the law...
Anyway, here they are with their debut release. Camera’s musical spectrum ranges from driving motorik rock to serene, epically flowing tracks by way of foreboding soundscape ridges. In other words: it can be right in your face or elsewhere in interstellar spheres, where time and space have no meaning; cosmic/kosmische music!
One can clearly hear the influence of their paragons, NEU!, Harmonia, Cluster and La Düsseldorf.