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Artist: YOU
Title: Brick
Format: LP
Label: Blind Prophet
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Brick is the brand new LP from Brooklyn (via Detroit)’s YOU. It’s also the final bedroom recording album. Recorded in the winter 2010-2011, it serves as a fitting epitaph to this era of the band and contains some of their finest recordings to date. This is absolutely top shelf minimal synth/electro that even includes a Negative Approach cover for all the punks out there. Strictly limited to 200 copies – each record comes with a unique found photograph adhered to the back cover with scenes from Detroit’s past. Respect." -Blind Prophet.

Artist: YOU
Title: Demonstration
Format: LP
Label: Blind Prophet
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Limited to 500 copies. Twisted and creepy beat driven minimal synth electro. YOU. are a Brooklyn (via Detroit) duo whose debut 12" ep sometimes brings to mind the stranger side of early Belgian electronic music (think Bene Gesserit) or Detroit techo heroes Drexciya but with an attitude thats totally punk! Youd be a fool to miss this one..." -Blind Prophet. Latest release on Sean Cult Of Youths label.

Artist: YOU
Title: Electric Day
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. The Bureau B label reissues Yous Electric Day, first released in 1979 on the small German label, Cain. As synthesizers grew more popular from the mid-70s onwards, an increasing number of groups swapped the classic instruments of a rock band for sequencers and synthesizers. Pioneers (and paragons) of this electronically-created music included, of course, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching et al, who represent the "Berliner Schule" (in contrast to the Düsseldorfer Schule which developed around Kraftwerk and company). A hitherto less celebrated, yet outstanding exponent of the Berliner Schule was the Krefeld combo You. Udo Hanten and Albin Meskes teamed up with another iconic figure of electronic music, Harald Grosskopf, to issue two fantastic albums as the 1980s began. Without disowning their Berlin role models, You nevertheless came up with their own hypnotic mix of sequencer patterns, synthesizer melodies, pulsating drums and sporadic acoustic guitar phrases. Now and again they even ventured into experimental territory. Tracing Yous path from the idea of founding a band to the release of their first LP, one encounters a host of illustrious characters from the electronic/Krautrock music scene. Peter Baumann, for example, a member of Tangerine Dream for so many years, was the first to hear the material played to him by Hanten and his guitarist Uli Weber at his Paragon Studios in Berlin. They also met Harald Grosskopf here, a member of Rolf-Ulrich Kaisers "Kosmische Kuriere" and former drummer with Klaus Schulze. Grosskopf was a member of Manuel Göttschings Ashra band at the time. Which just leaves the sound engineer, the legendary Conny Plank. It was he who suggested that You and Grosskopf get together to set up the Spiegeltraum Studio in Krefeld, with Grosskopf supplying the recording gear and Hanten the musical equipment. Grosskopf completed Synthesist, his most famous work, before You recorded Electric Day halfway through 1979. It now appears with four CD-only bonus tracks on Bureau B. The musicians: Udo Hanten, Albin Meskes, Uli Weber, supported by Harald Grosskopf (using the pseudonym Lhan Gopal at the time)." -Bureau B

Artist: YOU
Title: Time Code
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"LP version on 180 gram vinyl. The Bureau B label reissues Yous Time Code, first released in 1983 on Rock City Records. As synthesizers grew more popular from the mid-70s onwards, an increasing number of groups swapped the classic instruments of a rock band for sequencers and synthesizers. Pioneers (and paragons) of this electronically-created music included, of course, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching et al, who represent the "Berliner Schule" (in contrast to the Düsseldorfer Schule which developed around Kraftwerk and company). A hitherto less celebrated, yet outstanding exponent of the Berliner Schule was the Krefeld combo YOU (Udo Hanten, Albin Meskes). Their debut album Electric Day immediately launched YOU into the elite echelon of Germanys electronic music scene. It would take four years for them to deliver their sophomore LP, entitled Time Code. If Electric Day was characterized by Harald Grosskopfs pulsating drums and Uli Webers solo guitar, Time Code emerged as an altogether more electronic affair, with both Grosskopf and Weber having left the project. Reduced to a duo, YOU largely remained faithful to their style, but expanded upon it. Time Code displays more range and variation than its predecessor. Downtempo and faster numbers alternate and sugar-sweet melodies are followed by expanses of ominously dark or crystal-clear synthesizers. Hanten and Meskes new sound was further refined by the use of drum computers and the omission of guitar. The album perfectly illustrates the transition of electronic music from the 1970s to the 1980s. Sequencer patterns owe much to the legacy of the Berlin School (Berliner Schule), while the synthesizer and drum computer sounds heralded the advent of the new decade. The level of interest and excitement was particularly high in Italy, where songs from the album featured heavily on the radio. Listeners were clearly impressed by "Live Line," which has resurfaced in various techno productions over the past 20 years, either as a cover (by Diolac Duvai, for example), or as "Elektro Message" (by Gigi DAgostino)." -Bureau B

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