Selected Pieces 1990 to 2011 is due out on the Japanese label next month.
Roedelius's prolific musical career stretches back more than four decades. A German native now living in Austria, he's best known as a member of the pioneering krautrock outfit Cluster, which disbanded back in late 2010. Down the years he's been active in dozens of solo and collaborative projects with the likes of Brian Eno and Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann.
In an accompanying press release, label head Toshiya Kawasaki explains that he first asked Roedelius about the idea of releasing on Mule Musiq last summer. Ultimately, Kawasaki says, "He sent me a lot of unreleased songs, and I selected my favourite eleven." Fans of Roedelius should have a good idea of what to expect: the compilation features plenty of airy synth work alongside a handful of more overtly rhythmic passages.
Selected Pieces 1990 to 2011 adds to a busy beginning of the year for Mule Musiq, which recently revealed details for a new mix CD from DJ Sprinkles and a new album from Eddie C on the Endless Flight sub-label. This compilation, adorned with cover art from Mexican painter Emi Winter, will be made available on CD and vinyl.
01. Per Se
02. Out Of The Dark
03. Vienna 2020
05. By The Way
07. Once Upon
09. Frolic At Six
10. Ultimate Feeling
11. As Simple As
Mule Musiq will release Selected Pieces 1990 to 2011 on February 18th, 2013.