Iconic, pioneering German electronic band Harmonia will be the subject of a new career-spanning box set this fall. On Oct. 23, Grönland Records will release Complete Works, a 5-disc collection of the band’s recorded material, including their two studio albums, plus Brian Eno collaboration Tracks and Traces, the Live 1974 album, and Documents 1975, which features unreleased material. The box comes with an impressive looking pop-up display, a 36-page booklet, unreleased photos, a poster and a download of the entire set.
News of the release of the box set sadly coincides with the death of the band’s Dieter Moebius earlier this week. Grönland released a statement about the Harmonia box set, and Moebius:
On Monday, July 20th, we received the tragic news that Dieter Moebius had passed away. We at Grönland have had the pleasure to have worked very closely with Dieter in recent years and we will miss him dearly. We knew about his illness and despite this, he continued working closely on the box set with us. He and Grönland always wanted the box to be a statement of this incredible music and of life itself.
Harmonia Complete Works tracklist:
Musik von Harmonia (1974)
2. Sehr Kosmisch
1. Deluxe (Immer wieder)
3. Monza (Rauf und runter)
4. Notre Dame
Harmonia & Eno ’76 / Tracks and Traces (reissue)
3. Vamos Companeros
4. By The Riverside
5. Luneburg Heath
6. Sometimes In Autumn
7. Weird Dream
9. Les Demoiselles
10. When Shade Was Born
Harmonia Live 1974
5. Ueber Ottenstein
1. Tiki-Taka at Harmonia Studio in Forst
2. Live at Onkel Pö in Hamburg
3. Proto-Deluxe at Harmonia Studio in Forst
4. Live at Fabrik in Hamburg
Harmonia is featured in our Hold On to Your Genre feature on Krautrock.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.